Technology Transfer Associate

Southampton, United Kingdom
£32,348 to £39,745 Per annum
10 Aug 2022
End of advertisement period
30 Aug 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Technology Transfer & Impact Programmes

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £32,348 to £39,745 Per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Tuesday 30 August 2022
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1932722TW

Innovation is the lifeblood of the University of Southampton. Powered by world-class research, we’re growing a portfolio of spin-out companies, enabling the development of products and services that benefit people, businesses and the wider economy. Join us as a Technology Transfer Associate and you’ll play a pivotal part.

Your role

You’ll be joining a university that is ranked number one in the UK for consultancy income generated and that has started 77 spinout and start-up companies since 2000. Your work could touch pioneering developments in cancer immunology, respiratory medicine, next generation diagnostics, clean energy and sustainability, marine, photonics and electronics and computer science. 

You will:                                                                                

  • Work on a portfolio of commercialisation projects to further increase IP income generated or to commercialise to maximise social good
  • Help manage relationships with key academic staff to understand their research expertise and identify new innovation and commercialisation opportunities
  • Use your strong organisational and inter-personal skills to succeed in large, collaborative teams.  


Previous commercial experience is valuable but not essential. More important is the ability to evaluate the commercial potential of scientific concepts and a sound knowledge of intellectual property issues in a research environment. 

We’ll also look to you to help build networks with potential industry partners and other external stakeholders, such as investors, social enterprise companies and local and central government.

If you have a relevant degree or professional qualification and a keen interest in University commercialisation activity, we’d love to hear from you.

In return, you can look forward to an excellent benefits package and a flexible home/office hybrid model supporting real work/life balance.

Our vision and mission at the University of Southampton is to have a community where staff and students feel welcome, supported and valued. This environment fosters a culture of inclusion, respect and equality of opportunity, encouraging applicants from diverse backgrounds, with the belief that excellence will be achieved through recognising the value of every individual.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact David Woolley, telephone: 07723 924922 or 023 805 98341, email:

This post is offered on a full-time, permanent contract.

Application procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please contact Michelle (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2750. Please quote reference 1932722TW on all correspondence.