Industry Partnerships and Commercialisation Executive – FoNS

Job summary

Would you like to be part of a successful team developing research and technologies through collaborations with business and commercialisation of Imperial’s discoveries? 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? Would you like to grow your career further in business development, relationship management and technology transfer?

Do you have significant experience in commercial deal making or licensing in a natural sciences business environment? If so, we have the perfect opportunity for you, join us in supporting Imperial’s research collaborations with business and technology commercialisation activities.

Imperial values collaborative research that combines real-world business challenges with academic curiosity and research rigour to deliver tangible benefits for society. Working in partnership with industry to increase academic engagement in collaborative research and commercialisation lies at the heart of the College’s enterprising ecosystem.

Imperial is a leader in industry-university collaborations and technology transfer and you will be an integral member of Imperial’s Enterprise Division, working with leading global companies (major sponsors are BP, Shell, Agilent Technologies, Samsung, GSK, Astra-Zeneca, Dyson, ABB, etc.) and our world class researchers to develop research and technologies through collaboration and commercialisation.

Duties and responsibilities

As a service provider to the Faculty of Natural Sciences supporting academics in their interactions with industry and commercialisation activities, your main duties will include:

  • Promoting College’s capabilities and licensing portfolio and securing collaborative research and commercialisation income;
  • Assessment of research discoveries, analysis and evaluation, and advancement of those technologies through to market adoption via collaboration with industry, access to translational funds, licensing or spin out;
  • Managing industry partnerships and key stakeholder relationships;

Essential requirements

To be successful in this role you will have significant experience in commercial deal making or licensing in a natural sciences business environment (e.g., chemicals, materials, pharma, biotech etc.) or in technology venture capital. An understanding of the academic environment, and in particular, university funding mechanisms and technology commercialisation, preferably gained through previous experience of working within HEI or industry is essential.

Strategic and analytical mindset, strong delivery focus, excellent communication skills coupled with an understanding of the academic environment, product innovation and technology commercialisation processes are also essential.

This career opportunity will maximise to the full your experience and interest in roles such as Business Development Manager, Business Development Executive, Relationship Manager, Corporate Partnerships Executive, Corporate Development Manager, Corporate Relationship Manager, Strategic Relationship Manager, Research and Business Partnership Manager, Licensing Executive and Technology Transfer Manager within the pharmaceutical, chemicals, technology, higher education, government sectors or similar.

Further information

Please apply with an application form via the online system. CVs without a completed application form will not be considered.

Type of contract: full time, open-ended

For further information, contact Eunice Anderson, Executive Coordinator at

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