Research Commercialisation Manager

Lancaster University
May 26, 2024
Offerd Salary:£46,974 to £54,395
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Research Commercialisation Manager

Research & Enterprise Services Location: Bailrigg, Lancaster UK Salary: £46,974 to £54,395 (Full time, indefinite) Closing Date: Sunday 26 May 2024 Interview Date: Wednesday 12 June 2024 Reference: 0517-24

This is an exciting role which has supports Lancaster's highly successful activities in generating external impact from its research. The Research Commercialisation Manager will have a key role in the support and coordination of activities across the University in the commercial evaluation of Intellectual Property (IP) and the implementation of projects to deliver impact from its use, which has seen significant growth over the last 5 years. You will provide advice to researchers, professional Research Development and Knowledge Exchange (KE) staff and Senior University Leadership to determine the most appropriate routes for research commercialisation and impact.

The Research Commercialisation Manager will develop networks with investors, industry and regional and national stakeholders to further establish Lancaster's reputation as a university whose research outputs positively impact society and the economy. We are looking for an individual with experience of identifying, evaluating and exploiting Intellectual Property and other research outcomes within Higher Education or the Public Sector. Knowledge of the challenges and opportunities of developing and exploiting IP, particularly with SME partners, and the potential “routes to market” and use of different funding sources in doing this is also essential.

You will play a key role in working with and advising wider KE colleagues across campus to identify and evaluate different potential routes to application of research outcomes using a variety of different funding mechanisms. This role would suit an excellent communicator who can identify and either advise on or develop and then implement projects to evaluate and realise commercialisation and other impact creating opportunities.

We are looking to appoint an individual with a track record of enabling research commercialisation pathways, experience of managing multiple market appraisal and/or licensee search projects and a familiarity with processes involved in raising investment in spin out companies. You will lead a team to explore commercialisation as a route to impact within multiple disciplines across the University including Science and Technology, Health, Arts and Social Sciences and Leadership and Management.

Established external networks and knowledge of government policy and funding relating to University Research Commercialisation would be desirable.

The role sits within Research and Enterprise Services (RES). You should contact Jess Wenmouth, Head of Research Commercialisation ([email protected]), for any questions or informal discussions regarding the role.

We warmly welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of their age, religion, gender identity or expression, race, disability or sexual orientation, and are committed to promoting diversity, and equality of opportunity. As a truly global and inclusive university, it is no surprise that Lancaster University is committed to creating an environment where everyone can thrive and fulfil their potential. Students from over one hundred countries make up our diverse campus and over half of our staff come from outside of the UK. Lancaster is an open and welcoming community that values equality and diversity. Our promotion of global values ensures Lancaster is a welcoming environment for all students and staff.

We are proactive in engagement with our staff to help us to understand the lived experiences of our university community and to understand how we are doing in creating a fairer and more inclusive University. Our multi-faith Chaplaincy Centre is a welcoming place for people of all faiths and none. It includes facilities for the Baha'i, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Islam and Jewish faiths and also a Muslim Prayer Room.

We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.

Although this position is designed as full-time role, we are willing to discuss reduced FTE, job sharing and flexible working. We will also encourage flexible and elements of remote working given the nature of the role, learning from our experience during the pandemic in ensuring the role holder is well supported in doing so.

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The growing reputation of Lancaster is reflected by high rankings year-on-year in three of the UK's major university league tables –The Complete University Guide 2024(10th), The Guardian University Guide 2024 (11th) and The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024 (14th) and. Lancaster is a truly international University with four overseas teaching partnerships (in Ghana, Germany, Malaysia, China and most recently announced Indonesia) and was been named International University of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020. Lancaster is ranked 122nd out of 1,500 universities in the QS World University Rankings 2024, making Lancaster the highest-ranked non-Russell Group institution in England.

The 2023 Knowledge Exchange Framework, which measures how well universities perform in areas from business support to local regeneration, recognised Lancaster among the top 20% of English institutions for Local Growth and Regeneration, Working with Businesses and Working with the Public and Third Sector. The University also placed in the top 40% for Research Partnerships and IP and Commercialisation. In the Research Excellence Framework 2021, 91% of Lancaster's research has been independently rated as 'internationally excellent' or 'world leading' with 46% rated in the highest category of 4.

The Lancaster Campus is a 560-acre site, which is self-contained yet well connected. The campus is a community of nine colleges and has an array of facilities including banks, shops, cafes, pre-school and health services. Three miles or a ten minute bus ride away is the city of Lancaster which offers opportunities to shop, eat and drink at a variety cafes and restaurants, engage with arts and culture at one of the theatres or museums and visit some of the historical landmarks including the 1000 year old castle.

We offer relocation allowances for staff (grade six and above) who have to move to join us, and have engaged the services of a relocation partner (Sterling Lexicon) to assist with international relocations.

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