Assistant Director of Research Enterprise & Development, Research Contracts, Innovation & Governance

Bristol, United Kingdom
28 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
17 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Division/School Research and Enterprise Development
Contract type Open Ended
Working pattern Full time
Salary Competitive Salary plus Benefits
Closing date for applications 17-Jul-2019

The University of Bristol, through its Division of Research and Enterprise Development (RED), is seeking to appoint an Assistant Director of RED (Research Contracts, Innovation and Governance) to work for the Director of RED, in leading a critical business function.

Working closely with the other Assistant Directors of RED, in particular the “pre-sales” remit of Business & Civic Engagement, to conclude matters in their development pipeline. As such, the post-holder will be responsible for negotiating research contracts, facilitating investment funds, direct business development, spin out management, ethics and governance; and taking a lead on negotiating “contract research” and large-scale consultancy directly with organisations, including business.

The success indicators for the role include:

1) Negotiated significant contract research and consultancy deals with external organisations;
2) Ensure that the investment funds are operating within the agreed University of Bristol policies;
3) Oversight of the processes, procedures and compliance of the three core teams;
4) Ensure customer service and their expectations are overall positive (e.g. 9/10 matters).

Further, quantify and evaluate opportunities for speculative initiatives with appropriate levels of levels of risk, understanding that such matters may be “medium risk”, in particularly where there is opportunity for significant improvement in the impact on the national and regional society and economy.

The post holder will be an exceptional negotiator, with extensive leadership and management experience, having an in-depth knowledge of Intellectual Property Rights and how to commercialise them, including understand the legal aspects of such arrangements.

The closing date for applications is midnight, 17 July 2019.  It is anticipated that interviews will take place on 1 August 2019.

It is strongly recommended that Applicants contact the Executive Assistant to to arrange an informal discussion

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.