Building and promoting Excellence in Life Sciences in Europe
Building and promoting Excellence in Life Sciences in Europe

Commercialisation Manager


The Babraham Institute (BI) is a world-class research institution, situated at the heart of the Babraham Research Campus, near Cambridge. Our mission is to be an international leader in research focusing on basic cell and molecular biology with an emphasis on healthy ageing through the human lifecycle.  The Institute’s world leading science, state-of-the art scientific facilities, and co-location with 60 small to medium sized biotech companies on the Babraham Research Campus, mean that we are in an excellent position to translate our research into economic and societal benefit.
The Commercialisation Manager will work closely with Institute scientists to generate impact and identify avenues to translate research. This exciting role will lead on all business development and technology transfer opportunities and will also look to exploit the Institute’s strong and varied patent portfolio to generate economic impact.   These commercialisation activities are channelled through the Institute’s trading arm Babraham Institute Enterprise (BIE).   
Joining an expanding Knowledge Exchange and Commercialisation (KEC) team, the post holder will manage a Contracts Officer and a KEC Officer to assist in the delivery and development of all aspects of commercialisation from assessment through to management and implementation.
This role would suit an experienced technology transfer professional looking to take the next steps and build their career.  Applicants will have a postgraduate degree in a relevant scientific subject or equivalent experience, and will also have experience of working at a strategic level to plan and implement commercialisation projects and technology transfer activities.  Suitable candidates will have strong interpersonal skills, proactive approach and experience of building relationships with industry. Part-time working will be considered.

Salary range is £39,000 to £50,000 per annum (FTE)

Full details of the position can be found here.
On applying please quote reference CM-LF-BIE
Closing date for completed applications is midday on Monday 23rd April and interviews will be held in the week commencing the 7th May. NO AGENCIES PLEASE
The Babraham Institute holds a silver Athena SWAN award and is committed to promoting and developing a culture of excellence, diversity and mutual respect that supports the Institute’s ambitions and attracts highly motivated and talented people.
The Babraham Institute is a user of the disability symbol and is positive about disabled people.
The Babraham Institute receives strategic funding from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council and is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

As you will see, the person specification states the minimum knowledge, experience and skills required by the Institute to enable the person to do this job. When you are completing the application form you should remember that it will be used in assessing who should be shortlisted and invited for an interview. Please refer to the person specification and state your reasons for applying for the post, relating your knowledge, experience and skills gained either through work or voluntary activities, to the requirements of the job. If you wish to attach a c.v. or supplementary information please feel free to do so. To ensure no conflict of interest may arise, please indicate on your completed application whether or not you are related to any current member of Institute staff.

The Babraham Institute aims to promote equality of opportunity for all with the right mix of talent, skills and potential. The Babraham Institute welcomes applications from diverse candidates. Criminal records will be taken into account for recruitment purposes only when the conviction is relevant. Unless the nature of the work demands it, you will not be asked to disclose convictions which are 'spent' under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Having an 'unspent' conviction will not necessarily bar you from employment. This will depend on the circumstances and background to your offence(s).

However, all vacancies within our Nursery are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 because the positions entail working with children.

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