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Head of Research and Business Engagement

The University of Manchester - Science and Engineering

Location: Manchester
Salary: £53,348 to £63,688 per annum (according to relevant experience)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 14th January 2022
Closes: 2nd February 2022
Job Ref: SAE-018158
 

Job reference: SAE-018158

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 02/02/2022

Salary: £53,348 to £63,688 per annum (according to relevant experience)

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Science and Engineering

Division: Henry Royce Institute

Hours per week: Full time

Contract Duration: For up to 3 years in the first instance

School / Directorate: Faculty of Science & Engineering Research Institutes

The Henry Royce Institute (Royce) is an EPSRC-funded national institute. With its Hub at The University of Manchester, Royce has spokes at ten Partner and Associate organisations: the Universities of Sheffield, Leeds, Liverpool, Cambridge, Cranfield, Oxford and Imperial College London, as well as at the UK Atomic Energy Authority and National Nuclear Laboratory. Royce, driven by a vision of ‘advanced materials for a sustainable society’, supports the UK in growing its world-leading research and innovation in advanced materials. 

This is an exciting opportunity to play a leading role as Royce establishes itself as the UK centre for catalysing industrial collaboration and the exploitation of advanced materials research. We are seeking a dedicated Head of Research & Business Engagement to work with the CEO to instigate, drive and deliver a cohesive research translation and commercialisation strategy for the institute through leading research programme development and networking nationally with relevant academic, Government and industrial partners. 

As part of Royce’s Leadership Team, the Head of Research & Business Engagement will be responsible for the strategic management and delivery of Royce’s network coordination, research development, stakeholder management, business engagement and commercialisation activities in order to maximise the exploitation and impact of advanced materials science. The post holder will be a proactive, highly skilled, organised and motivated individual with proven experience of managing multi-partner and industry research projects. They will liaise effectively and coherently with academics, industry partners, university staff and external stakeholders, and be networked nationally. 

Experience of working in an interdisciplinary research environment, and a degree or equivalent in science, engineering or a relevant discipline are both essential requirements. You will have a track record of success in coordinating large funding proposals and bids, or of securing external income, and you will be target-driven with a good understanding of how companies engage with academic partners. Your relationship management and influencing skills will be key in this role, combined with interpersonal skills that focus on clarity, simplicity and results.

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of age, sex, gender (or gender identity), ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.  All appointments are made on merit.

Our University is positive about flexible working – you can find out more here

Blended working arrangements may be considered.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: To request an informal discussion about the role with the CEO, Professor David Knowles, please contact Michelle Swift (Project Administrator and PA) on;

Email: michelle.swift@manchester.ac.uk

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This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Further particulars including job description and person specification are available on the University of Manchester website - click on the 'Apply' button above to find out more

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