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Translational Research Officer

Cardiff University - School of Medicine

Location: Cardiff
Salary: £34,304 to £40,927 p.a. Grade 6
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 10th September 2021
Closes: 1st October 2021
Job Ref: 12038BR

As part of HEFCW’s Research Wales Innovation Fund, Cardiff University has launched an exciting 3-year Innovation Strategy to maximise the societal and economic impacts of the University’s excellent research. As part of this, a number of new posts are being created to enhance the delivery of innovation training, identification of commercialisation opportunities and support for translational activities with industry and other external organisations.

This new post will sit within the Research Commercialisation and Impact Team within Cardiff’s Research and Innovation Services Department. The team provides specialist training, support and advice on translational opportunities, intellectual property, creation of spinout companies and other impact related activities.

The post will involve developing effective working relationships across the University in order to contribute effectively to the delivery of the Innovation Strategy, which sits across a number of areas including civic mission and public engagement, student enterprise and research development. Importantly, the successful candidate will work fluidly across all academic disciplines, engaging with the University’s three colleges, Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences, Biomedical & Life Sciences and Physical Sciences & Engineering and their constituent academic schools.  They will focus on enabling translational activity aligned with the University’s strategic research strengths (Neuroscience and Mental Health; Environment and Climate; Compound Semiconductors; Creative Economy; Civic and Social Society; Crime and Cybersecurity; and Data and AI).

This post is full-time, fixed term until the 31 July 2023.

Salary:  £34,304 - £40,927 per annum (Grade 6)

Closing date: Friday, 1 October 2021

This post has previously been advertised to employees of Cardiff University only. We now invite external applications.


Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds.  We therefore welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of sex, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, trans identity, relationship status, religion or belief, caring responsibilities, or age. In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.

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