Research Commercialisation Officer

Job title Research Commercialisation Officer

Department Research and Innovation Services (RIS)

Salary Starting from £33,797, rising to £40,322 Per Annum

Grade Grade 7

Placed on Friday 30 August 2019

Closing date Sunday 22 September 2019

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference CF7056

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The Research & Innovation Services oversees the development and implementation of the University of Bath’s strategic research priorities and managing research systems and reporting requirements. The Portfolio supports the research activity of staff and student researchers with professional development, collaboration and funding opportunities, ethics and responsible conduct compliance, contract development, intellectual property, project completions and profiling.

The Role and Your Responsibilities

The Research Commercialisation Officer will work within the Research Commercialisation and Enterprise Team to implement the University's goals, achieving objectives and deliverables in line with the broad University strategy. You will be responsible for assisting to improve the University of Bath’s impact through protecting and commercialising intellectual property and research outcomes. This includes identifying research to be protected and providing advice on IP and commercialisation matters to researchers at the University of Bath. You will build internal and external networks to identify opportunities for commercialisation, and undertake market research and license negotiations.

Skills & Experience Required

The successful candidate will have a relevant degree and/or experience with commercialisation in a University or organisation and professional skills in building internal and external networks in relation to commercialisation of intellectual property.

With demonstrated success in project management including planning, resource allocation, communication, implementation, negotiation, evaluation and reporting you may also have experience in negotiating commercial and legal arrangements for commercialisation.

You must have the ability to prioritise and manage multiple assignments, and efficiently manage multiple requests for information and assistance and to work under pressure of various deadlines.

Experience in the patenting process and working with legal agreements would be advantageous.

University of Bath

The University of Bath is a global university working alongside industry to capture opportunities and ensure our research makes a difference. Our increased focus on application and transformation is having a positive impact on communities and the environment. Our aspiration is to make a significant contribution to knowledge in our areas of specialisation and identify and develop innovative approaches to build economic prosperity and to address problems affecting society. The University's buildings are set in an attractive campus about a mile from the centre of Bath, a World Heritage City. We are committed to personal and professional development and offer attractive remuneration and benefits.


You will also be entitled to a very generous 19.5% employer contributory pension (8.8% employee contributions) as well as the following employee benefits: 

  • 39 days holiday pro-rata, (annual leave, discretionary days and bank holidays)
  • A flexible working environment
  • Ofsted outstanding rated onsite nursery
  • Salary exchange scheme (cycle to work)
  • Interest-free loans for public transport seasons tickets and motorcycle purchases for commuting
  • Onsite private and NHS dentist, onsite medical centre
  • Discounted physiotherapy service

Informal enquiries can be directed in the first instance to the Research Commercialisation Manager, Phil Brown on  or 01225 385930.

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The University of Bath is an equal opportunities employer and has an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. To achieve our global aspirations, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.