Composites Centre for Doctoral Training Industry Engagement Manager

Bristol, United Kingdom
£38,017 - £42,792 pro rata per annum
Saturday, 19 October 2019
End of advertisement period
Tuesday, 29 October 2019
Contract Type
Part Time

Division/School Faculty of Engineering
Contract type Open Ended
Working pattern Part time
Salary £38,017 - £42,792 pro rata per annum
Closing date for applications 29-Oct-2019

An exciting and challenging industry engagement role is available within the Composites Science, Engineering and Manufacturing Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in the Faculty of Engineering. A key objective of this role is to secure industrial funding for PhD studentships.

We are looking for someone with demonstrable experience of working autonomously and proactively to build effective relationships with industry which deliver tangible results. You will need to have excellent organisation, communication and decision-making skills with a proven ability to build rapport and influence.

You will take the initiative in developing productive relationships with companies that have an interest in composite materials and manufacturing and through this, build a portfolio of industry funded projects for CDT students to work on. You will also help to support the exploitation of outputs from the CDT by working closely with students and supervisors across the CDT and the University’s Research and Enterprise Development team to explore opportunities to commercialise research.

The CDT, part of the Bristol Composites Institute, provides excellent training to cohorts of PhD students through taught elements and research projects which are, ideally, industry inspired and collaborative.

You will work closely with the CDT’s Director, Management Team and Centre Manager and Administrator. You will be part of the professional services support team for the Bristol Composites Institute, as well as part of the wider research support network that work within the Faculty’s Industrial Liaison Office (ILO).

Funding for this 0.5 FTE role is available for 4 years.

For further information about this role please contact Dr Katharine Blackwell, Industrial Liaison Manager ( or Professor Steve Eichhorn, CDT Director ( )

We welcome applications from all members of our community and are particularly encouraging those from diverse groups, such as members of the LGBT+ and BAME communities, to join us.