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

Commercialisation Manager


Babraham Institute Enterprise is the wholly-owned trading arm of the Babraham Institute.  
We are looking for a Commercialisation Manager to join our dynamic team to deliver the Institute’s Commercialisation activities as part of the Institute’s Knowledge Exchange and Commercialisation (KEC) strategy. 
This is a key role in BI’s KEC team that involves working with Institute staff, students and other stakeholders to help maximise the impact of BI’s research. The role holder is responsible for the management of the Institute’s patent portfolio, and will negotiate contracts on behalf of the Institute. 
The role holder will also manage the KEC Officer.
Applicants will have a PhD in a relevant scientific subject or equivalent experience, and will also have significant experience in commercialisation activities including contract negotiation.
Informal enquiries should be directed to Dr Simon Cook ( ).
Further information about the Institute can be found on our website. Application forms and further details are available electronically (, or e-mail:
Starting salary is £39,005 per annum to £43,342 per annum depending on experience.

Full details of the position can be found here.
On applying please quote reference CM-KM-KEC.
Closing date for completed applications is Wednesday 27th September 2017.
First interviews will take place on Monday 9th October 2017 and Wednesday 11th October 2017.
The Babraham Institute is a Disability Confident Employer and has a positive approach to employing 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.

The Babraham Institute is continually trying to find ways to reduce its administrative costs, as such we have made the decision not to write to those candidates who have not been shortlisted for interview. Therefore, please be aware that if you have not heard from us within one month of the closing date, you can assume that your application has been unsuccessful.

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