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Translational Research Manager

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Contract: Full time or part time, fixed term for one year with the possibility of extension

Location: South Kensington and White City

Job Summary

As Translational Research Manager the post holder will work with Professor Molly Stevens and the members of her team for coordinating the research translation process and the advancement of the group’s technologies through to market adoption. The post holder will be expected to acquire and develop strong expertise and knowledge across a range of scientific areas around biomaterials and bioengineering. They will be expected to understand the science behind the research and development strategy. The post holder will be a confident self-starter and collaborative member of the team and will display impeccable work ethics.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Gain and maintain an overview of the Stevens’ group scientific capabilities and portfolio.
  • Establish an effective team workflow to research, collate, organise, and edit material for inclusion in grant and patent applications and reports.
  • Organise and lead in initial meetings and calls to engage with internal College teams and with potential stakeholders in industry, funding agencies and start ups.
  • Efficiently manage all parties involved in the process of patent drafting.
  • Liaise and communicate with key stakeholders, including principal investigators, researchers, funding agencies, academic and industrial collaborators, and College management teams, to ensure that high quality documents are submitted within agreed deadlines.
  • Provide regular reporting to Prof Stevens to inform the IP and funding strategy based on a thorough analysis of the funding landscape and developments in the field of bioengineering and materials for healthcare applications.
  • Address issues related to the IP protection process independently and use criteria to escalate to senior staff in a timely manner.
  • Provide input on financial aspects of IP protection and industry-funded research.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as outlined in the job description.

Essential requirements

  • A first degree (or equivalent) or a masters (or equivalent) in materials science, chemistry, biochemistry, biomedical engineering, or similar. HR Division
  • A PhD (or equivalent) in materials science, chemistry, biochemistry, biomedical engineering, or similar.
  • Experience working in a multidisciplinary team in the HE sector, or other, demonstrating development through involvement in progressively more demanding roles.
  • Proven management experience, with the ability to motivate and develop members of their team.
  • Experience at contributing at senior level within organisations.
  • Experience presenting key issues to senior managers and academic staff.
  • Significant experience writing scientific texts e.g. grant proposals, reports and patents.
  • Experience communicating scientific concepts to a range of academia, industry and general audiences.

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment. We are an Athena SWAN Silver award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.

Closing date: 24 June 2022

To apply, visit and search by the job reference ENG02165.

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