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Commercialisation Officer

Aberystwyth University - Department of Research, Business & Innovation (RBI)

Location: Aberystwyth
Salary: £36,386 to £42,155 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 25th January 2023
Closes: 30th January 2023
Job Ref: 482596

Job Description

To promote a flexible workforce, the University will consider applications from individuals seeking full time, part time, job share, or term time only working arrangements.

The Department of Research, Business & Innovation (RBI) offers a range of support services to research active staff and is also the gateway for industry and other external organisations to discover more about the wealth of knowledge exchange opportunities offered by Aberystwyth University, and how business and academia can work together.

RBI manages a portfolio of programs to deliver on key institutional strategies across the university.

RBI are recruiting a Commercialisation Officer in the Department of Research, Business and Innovation (RBI) that will be responsible for:

  • Commercialising the university’s IP, managing and growing the university’s IP portfolio.
  • Working with the Commercial Manager to draft and advise on IP and contractual agreements with internal and external clients, including confidentiality agreements, material transfer agreements, licenses, revenue sharing agreements, assignments etc.
  • Driving up inventorship and entrepreneurial activity across the university linked to commercialisation and managed through the university’s subsidiary companies.

The successful applicant will demonstrate an understanding of IP and the technical and practical aspects of technology transfer and associated contractual issues. They should demonstrate a continued desire and ability to expand knowledge to encompass new analytical and technological developments associated with this function. The successful candidate will have the ability to engage with a wide range of stakeholders and specialists, possess high-level financial and administrative skills, and a willingness to work as part of a larger team. 

Candidates should be highly organised and able to work with minimal supervision; committed to learning new tasks and developing skills; be self-motivated; an excellent team player with good communication skills and have the ability to prioritise work in a busy and demanding work environment.

To make an informal enquiry, please contact Anne Howells at nsh@aber.ac.uk.

Appointments are normally made within 4 - 8 weeks of the closing date.

Ref: RBI.22.4252

Under the UK Government’s points-based system scheme, this role meets the criteria to be sponsored by Aberystwyth University (AU) for a Skilled Worker Route (SWR) application. Please see below for more information on the sponsorship process.

We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities and in particular, those that are currently under-represented in our workforce. This includes but is not limited to Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates and candidates with disabilities. We specifically encourage female candidates to apply for this post as they are currently under-represented at this level in our organisation.

We are a Bilingual Institution which complies with the Welsh Language Standards and is committed to Equal Opportunities. You are welcome to apply for any vacancy in Welsh or English and any application submitted will be treated equally.

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