College of Science and Engineering, School of Informatics. Full time, 35 hours per week. The role will support approximately 90 dedicated academic and research…...
Grade 8, salary range: £41,526 – £49,553
College of Science and Engineering, School of Informatics
Full time, 35 hours per week
1 position available
The University of Edinburgh – School of Informatics is the leading institution for informatics research and teaching within the United Kingdom, with an outstanding reputation and profile within Europe and worldwide. The School has over 150 academic staff together with 130 postdoctoral research assistants, 550 PhD students, 420 Masters students and 1190 undergraduates.
The School seeks to appoint a Business Development Manager to join our Commercialisation and Industry Engagement team – who work closely with academics and researchers within the School and the University’s wider commercialisation and industry engagement community.
The Business Development Manager will focus primarily on securing industry, and Government, funding in the high-profile areas of: AI, Security, Privacy & Trust, Quantum Computing and Blockchain. The role will support approximately 90 dedicated academic and research staff to secure consultancy, research grants, industrial collaboration projects and PGR studentships.
The successful candidate will have substantial experience working in a business development or similar role and have experience or demonstrated interest in research in AI, Quantum Computing or Security Privacy & Trust. They will have strong interpersonal and communication skills; detailed knowledge of the sources of funding for research and commercialisation activities, and and experience in developing and maintaining strong working relationships with senior managers in industry and other funders.
Your skills and attributes for success:
1. Educated to degree standard in an appropriate scientific discipline.
Substantial experience of working in a business development or similar role.
2. Experience of, or demonstrated interest in, research in AI and/or Quantum Computing and/or Security Privacy & Trust.
3. Detailed knowledge of the sources of funding for research and commercialisation activities relevant to the School.
4. Experience in negotiating contractual terms with funders, together with a good understanding of intellectual property protection mechanisms within the context of the School’s work.
5. Strong interpersonal skills; good communicator with excellent verbal and written communication; able to work on own initiative and as part of a team. .
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As a valued member of our team you can expect:
An exciting, positive, creative, challenging and rewarding place to work. We give you support, nurture your talent and reward success. You will benefit from a competitive reward package and a wide range of staff benefits, which includes a generous holiday entitlement, a defined benefits pension scheme , staff discounts, family friendly initiatives , flexible working and much more. Access our staff benefits page for further information and use our reward calculator to find out the total value of pay and benefits provided.
The University of Edinburgh holds a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advance gender equality in higher education. We are members of the Race Equality Charter and we are also Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champions, actively promoting LGBT equality.
If invited for interview you will be required to evidence your right to work in the UK. Further information is available on our right to work webpages.
The University is able to sponsor the employment of international workers in this role. If successful, an international applicant requiring sponsorship to work in the UK will need to satisfy the UK Home Office’s English Language requirements and apply for and secure a Tier 2/Skilled Worker Visa.
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