AURIL2017 Annual Conference
5th and 6th October 2017


Bristol Marriott Royal
College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TA 

Contact: Fiona Lees
  0141 548 4754

Research Commercialisation Support Manager
Closing 07 June 2017

Reference: S3944
Salary: £48,327 to £55,998
Location: Nottingham Trent University

The University’s vision is to be one of the best universities in the world, renowned for the excellence, impact and distinctiveness both of its research and its research-informed learning and teaching.

We have embarked upon an enhanced approach to our research commercialisation activities with the aim of enhancing the development of our Intellectual Property (IP) in support of innovation and wider impact activities in line with the ambitions of the University’s Strategic Plan. As well as creating income from activities such as spin-out companies and commercial licensing, we believe that broader development of our IP will offer more scope for us to address key university ambitions.

The role of Research Commercialisation Support Manager will provide end-to-end support in relation to the process of research commercialisation. You will provide effective support, advice and guidance to key stakeholders to ensure the most appropriate commercialisation pathway for their research outputs, e.g. spin out company creation, licensing, shareholding and associated contracts, undertaking the appropriate compliance and diligence.

The postholder will have a breadth of experience in working to support research and commercial activities and a good understanding of methods of commercialisation and protection.  You should have excellent external commercial support networks, be able to clearly demonstrate your significant commercial acumen supported by thorough analysis of market-based research to identify market opportunity and scope. You will be an energetic and confident professional with excellent communication skills, able to effectively communicate at all levels and will have knowledge of the Higher Education sector and the funding and external commercial support landscape.

To submit an online application for this position please visit

Successful applicants will usually be appointed to the base of the advertised salary grade, except in justifiable circumstances.

Applications from candidates who require sponsorship to work in the UK will be considered alongside other applications. However, candidates who require sponsorship cannot be appointed if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EEA applicant is available due to the UK Visas & Immigration requirements. For further information on this please visit the UK Visas & Immigration website.