Impact Acceleration Account and KE (MRC and PhD/ECR) Manager

Surrey, United Kingdom
£44,414 to £48,423
16 May 2023
End of advertisement period
26 Jun 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

FHMS Research & Innovation Office

Location: Guildford
Salary: £44,414 to £48,423 (pro rated to a 0.8 FTE)
Fixed Term (Available Up Until 31/03/2025)
Post Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Monday 26 June 2023
Reference: 026223

Impact Acceleration Account and KE (MRC & PhD/ECR) Manager

The University of Surrey has an impressive reputation and track record of successful commercialisation of science and technology research, with a growing portfolio of activity.

A vacancy has arisen for the post of Impact Acceleration Account and KE (MRC & PhD/ECR) Manager.

This presents a unique opportunity to join an institution at the forefront of technology transfer and innovation. The Faculty Research & Innovation Office (FRIO) for the Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences (FHMS) works in close collaboration with the Technology Transfer Office and University’s Surrey Research Park – home to c. 120 companies and set to grow further over coming years, as well as strong sources of venture funds, and an active business angel community. It benefits from support and resources from IP Group, the University of Surrey Seed Fund (USSF), Impact Acceleration Accounts, and a network of external funding agencies, entrepreneurs, VCs, and the SETsquared partnership – a dynamic collaboration between the Universities of Surrey, Southampton, Exeter, Bristol, Bath, and Cardiff which was twice ranked as the Global No. 1 Business Incubator.

The post holder will take responsibility for the success of the MRC Impact Acceleration Accounts (IAA) at the University; finding, developing and managing projects suitable for support. They will be responsible for creating awareness of the Impact Agenda and Impact for future REF submissions. The post holder will take responsibility for preparing and writing the reports required by the funders and for preparing and writing the business cases for future MRC IAA funding opportunities.

Working within the FRIO FHMS team, the post holder will work with senior colleagues within the wider University, including leading academics, to help to develop the University’s engagement with industrial and public sector partners in areas aligned with the University’s research interests and strengths, with a focus on MRC.

The successful candidate will be a strong communicator and relationship builder with the ability to quickly assimilate the key technical, commercial and societal advantages of any new technology, utilise a network of contacts to assess the value and potential

for its exploitation and creation of impact, and to assist academic staff in obtaining matched or other funding to take the project forward.

We are seeking to appoint a highly committed, self-motivated and organised individual who will demonstrate an ability to work pro-actively with a broad range of colleagues and a portfolio of external stakeholders.

In return we offer a generous annual leave allowance, defined pension scheme, exclusive discounted membership for the Surrey Sports Park, on-site childcare facilities, in addition to the opportunity to join one of the UK’s most innovative and industry-engaged universities..

Please note - appointment will be made within the indicated salary range dependent upon appropriate skills and experience.

For informal enquiries please contact: 

Professor Daniel Horton - Associate Dean (Research and Innovation) - OR Adam Trish  -Faculty Research & Innovation Manager - FHMS - 

Further details: Job Description 

For more information and to apply online, please download the further details and click on the 'apply online' button above.

In return we offer a generous pension, relocation assistance where appropriate, flexible working options including job share and blended home/campus working locations (dependent on work duties), access to world-class leisure facilities on campus, a range of travel schemes and supportive family friendly benefits including an excellent on-site nursery.

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The University of Surrey is committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all. We place great value on diversity and are seeking to increase the diversity within our community. Therefore we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities.

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