Technology Transfer Manager (fixed term)

Job title Technology Transfer Manager (fixed term)

Department Research and Innovation Services (RIS)

Salary Starting from £41,526, rising to £49,553

Grade Grade 8

Placed on Tuesday 08 June 2021

Closing date Tuesday 22 June 2021

Interview date See advert

Reference JB8353

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The University has a need for an interim Technology Transfer Manager (TTM) to cover maternity for up to 8-months. The TTM role will have a focus on Engineering and Physical sciences.

You will be part of a small Technology Transfer team that works closely with academics to create impact for the University of Bath through commercialising intellectual property (IP) and research outcomes. This includes identifying research to be protected and provide advice on IP and commercialisation matters to researchers at the University of Bath. 

As the TTM, you will build internal and external networks to identify and seek opportunities for commercialisation, protect IP, undertake market research, and negotiate suitable license agreements or manage spin-out company formation.

It is expected that 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.

Furthermore, you will need to have 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.

You must have the ability to prioritise and handle multiple assignments, efficiently manage multiple requests for information and assistance, and to achieve various and conflicting project timescales.

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

For an informal conversation about this role please contact Philip Brown, Head of Technology Transfer, at

Interviews are expected to take place on or around 07th July with an expected start in September.

The University of Bath is highly rated for excellence in research and teaching. Amongst its strengths is its track record of collaborating with external organisations to develop research outputs that deliver economic, societal and environmental benefits.

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

What we can offer you:

Our campus is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and the City of Bath with its historic charm and social activity only a short distance away creates an excellent environment in which to work. 

We are:

  • a family friendly workplace 
  • open to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit you and the University. 
  • recognising of the talents of our diverse workforce through an excellent reward package 
  • encouraging of your personal and professional development

Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.

We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds leads to a better environment for our employees and students, creating a learning environment and organisational culture that enhances health and wellbeing across our community. We are very proud to have recently received Ambassadors for Autism certification and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

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Further details:

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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.  We have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Bronze Athena SWAN award, and we are actively working towards a Silver award. We are a family-friendly University, with an increasingly agile workforce. We are open to flexible working arrangements and we’re also proud to be a disability confident employer and are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require.