Industry Partnerships and Commercialisation Junior Officer, Faculty of Engineering

Imperial College London

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Would you like to be part of a successful team turning Imperial’s research into inventions that tackle real-world problems? Join us and contribute to generating major impact across one of the World’s leading universities.

Are you a highly motivated individual with a passion for research and technology? Do you have a background in science and/or engineering? Would you like to be introduced to technology commercialisation and develop your career in technology transfer? If so, we have the perfect opportunity for you, join us in supporting Imperial’s research and technology commercialisation activities.

Based in our Faculty of Engineering , you will be supporting the Industry Partnerships and Commercialisation (IPC) team, working with influencing world-leading academics to assess incoming invention disclosures from Engineering Departments, carrying out intellectual property searches and market research, assisting with filing and maintenance of patents, coordinating the review of existing IP portfolios and supporting prospecting activities through marketing and communications of the University’s technologies as required by the team.

You will gain experience of technology commercialisation and support the team on a broad range of projects. The main aim of our team is to maximise the impact of Imperial’s  academic discoveries by stimulating, identifying, managing, and progressing opportunities to develop research and technologies through collaboration and commercialisation.

Imperial is a leader in industry-university collaborations and technology commercialisation and you will be an integral member of Imperial’s Enterprise Division , working with leading global companies and our world class researchers to develop research and technologies through collaboration and commercialisation.

Imperial recognises and rewards collaboration and innovation. We take pride in bringing tangible benefits to society by making an impact in industry and encourage academics and research staff to work across departments, fields, and institutional boundaries to tackle industry challenges and translate their research into inventions.

intellectual property, and ultimately into partnership and licensing deals or startup businesses.

We bring businesses, researchers and students together in a flourishing entrepreneurial ecosystem, which you can be part of. Join us.

Duties and responsibilities

As a service provider to the Faculty of Engineering , the successful candidates will work alongside experienced professionals on the following activities:

  • Assist in the assessment of invention disclosures, carry out intellectual property searches and assist with filing and maintenance of patents
  • Participate in promoting College’s capabilities and licensing portfolio and contribute to securing collaborative research and commercialisation income;
  • Assist with the development of commercialisation plans, due diligence, patenting, licensing deals, portfolio reviews etc.
  • Participate in relationship and network building
  • Assist with technology scouting
  • Support marketing, communications and event planning around tech transfer and innovation

Essential requirements

We are looking for applicants with passion for understanding the industry-academia collaborations and commercialisation.

To be successful in this role you will have a background in physics, chemistry, computer sciences or engineering, preferably evidenced by a MSc or PhD. An understanding of the academic environment, and in particular technology commercialisation, preferably gained through previous experience of working within HEI or industry is highly desirable.

Strong delivery focus, excellent communication and administration skills coupled with a keen interest in technology transfer are also essential.

This career opportunity will maximise to the full your experience and interest in roles such as Technology Transfer Officer, Translation Officer, Research Assistant, Commercialisation Officer/Manager, Research and Business Partnerships Officer within the technology, pharmaceutical, chemicals, higher education, government sectors or similar.

Further information

Type of contract: 12 month fixed-term maternity cover

For further information, contact Eunice Anderson, IPC Coordinator at [email protected]

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