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Head of Research Commercialisation & Enterprise

Research and Innovation Services (RIS)

Salary:  Starting from £49,149, rising to £56,950
Placed On:  Thursday 07 December 2017
Closing Date:  Tuesday 02 January 2018
Reference:  SF5446

How do we leverage our research expertise for the benefit of the wider world and vice versa? Here at The University of Bath, these are questions we work on every day. We provide support for consultancy, licensing and spin out opportunities, together with our sector leading Innovation Centre to translate ideas into reality through a range of practical programmes from start-up to scale-up.

Our research commercialisation and enterprise activities are currently undergoing radical transformation. Led by research priorities support is being focused into areas such as sustainable technologies, digital innovation, advanced engineering, therapeutic innovation, and social enterprises.

Recent high profile wins such as the IAAPS and SaSSE projects are fuelling growth for Bath, deepening links with industry and delivering real worldwide impact.

This is where you come in:

As the new Head of Commercialisation & Enterprise we need you to further develop our commercialisation capacity to enable continued success. The last 3 years have seen a period of rapid transformation for the Research & Innovation Services (RIS) team, that process of change is partway through and this role will be instrumental in completing the change process.

If the vision and ambition of what we are trying to achieve has caught your attention, here is what the continuing task is all about.

Commercialisation- Responsibility for leveraging our Intellectual Property to deepen relationships with industry, stimulating corporate research funding, maximising the effectiveness of our Innovation Centre, and building on our existing links with devolved and national government to develop new opportunities.

Connectivity- Embedding an integrated approach to commercialisation across all areas of the institution. Acting as an evangelist for RIS and influencing key stakeholders.

Operational Leadership - Act as a catalyst for change, articulating the vision and providing leadership through the process

We are looking for a champion for RIS. A proven operational leader with a track record of delivering transformational programmes, an understanding of research & commercialisation processes and the ability to influence at the most senior levels.

Given the breadth of requirements for this role a PhD or MBA would be a bonus.

Finally and most important of all is your attitude, we really do need someone who can get “stuck in” and is comfortable rolling up their sleeves to make things happen.

In return we offer a salary to attract the best, a great team of people and a gorgeous location in a world heritage city.

This hiring process is being managed by our recruitment partner Good Talent. If you have made up your mind to make an application, please send your CV and a short covering letter by Jan 2nd 2017 to: leonrichards@goodtalent.co.uk

Still undecided and wish to find out more?

Contact Leon Richards on 0203 286 5150.

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

Further details:
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.