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Head of Technology Transfer - AD2106HM

University of St Andrews - Research and Innovation Services

Location: St Andrews
Salary: Negotiable
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 23rd April 2019
Closes: 27th May 2019
Job Ref: 227694

Start Date: As soon as possible

Following a review of our support for technology transfer, the University of St Andrews is pleased to announce that we are making a significant investment into new posts in this important area.

We are seeking an exceptional individual to lead our Knowledge Transfer Centre, based within Research and Innovation Services, as Head of Technology Transfer. The purpose of the Head of Technology Transfer post is to drive the strategic direction and operational delivery of the University’s technology transfer activities. In particular, the generation of a pipeline of opportunities derived from the research base that can be managed effectively towards impactful outcomes in line with the University’s strategy and those of the University’s key stakeholders. The post will report to the Director of Research and Innovation Services.

You will be educated to degree level (or equivalent) and you will have a strong track record of commercialising research in Higher Education coupled with demonstrable leadership experience relevant to technology transfer. With excellent communication, networking and interpersonal skills, you will be capable of transforming technology transfer at the University of St Andrews.

The post is available now and subject to standard probationary terms.

Further information and informal enquiries may be directed to Dr Helen Reddy, email: , Tel: 01334 462429.

The University is committed to equality for all, demonstrated through our working on diversity awards (ECU Athena SWAN/Race Charters; Carer Positive; LGBT Charter; and Stonewall).  More details can be found at

This role does not meet the minimum requirements set by the UKVI to enable sponsorship of migrant workers.  Further information can be found at

In 2019 the University will establish purpose built office accommodation at Eden Campus, Guardbridge by St Andrews, to provide a state of the art working environment for a number of our Professional Services Units. It is anticipated that up to 450 Professional Services staff from a range of Units will be based in the new development at Guardbridge.

This post will be primarily based at the Eden Campus at Guardbridge.

Interview Date: 20 June 2019
Please quote ref:  AD2106HM
Further Particulars: AD2106HM FPs.doc

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