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Commercialisation Manager (Medicine Health and Life Sciences)

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£46,497 - £57,141 per annum
Closing date
4 Mar 2024

Application closing date: 04/03/2024
Salary: £46,497 - £57,141 per annum
Job category/type: Professional Support

Research & Enterprise Directorate at Queen’s University Belfast, is currently seeking to appoint to the post of Commercialisation Manager (Medicine Health and Life Sciences).

The postholder will work closely with academic staff to commercialise the outcomes of the University’s research including a focus supporting Medicine, Health & Life Sciences.

The role will be responsible for supporting new initiatives related to ICURe programmes; relationship management related to major new alliances in the sector; support for commercial cases in the MHLS Faculty; and other related areas of activity.

The successful candidate must have, and your application should clearly demonstrate you have:

  • An honours degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline e.g. Medicine, Biotechnology, Pharmacy, Chemistry, Business, Law; and
  • Relevant experience in a similar role that will demonstrate experience outlined below:
    • ­Recent relevant experience and expertise in either successful translation and commercialisation of research, Intellectual Property and know-how.
    • Experience of successfully developing and cultivating commercial partnerships and licenses, particularly with business, universities, research institutions or government departments and agencies.
    • Experience of working in a dynamic and changing environment, with evidence of formulating clear business strategies and adhering to good governance practices.
    • Experience of controlling budgets and resources and an understanding of financial management procedures.

Please note the above are not an exhaustive list. For further information about the role including the essential and desirable criteria, please click on the Candidate Information link below.

At Queen’s our people are at the heart of everything we do. As a staff member you will become part of a vibrant organisational culture, which will provide you with the opportunity to achieve your full potential and enhance your career through a continuous focus on learning and development.

We offer an excellent employment package that includes:

  • Great terms & conditions
  • Pension schemes
  • Flexible working by enabling you to design your working week in collaboration with your manager through a blend of remote and office working
  • Family-friendly initiatives
  • Career development opportunities
  • Support for health & mental wellbeing
  • Generous holiday entitlement of 8.4 weeks a year (made up of 23 days annual leave, 10 closure days and 9 bank holidays)

Queen’s University is committed to promoting equality of opportunity to all. We have created an inclusive culture by establishing staff networks such as iRise (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and International Staff Network) and PRISM (LGBTQ+) which help us progress equality.

We also subscribe to Equality Charter Marks such as the Diversity Charter Mark NI in addition to Athena Swan. For further information on our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, please visit: and

Informal enquiries may be directed to Michaela Hewitt via

Candidate Information
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About the Directorate
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