Quantum and Materials - Business Development Coordinator

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Quantum and Materials - Business Development Coordinator

  • Location: Cambridge
  • Salary: £42149.00 - £53348.00 per annum per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 27 days ago

This is an interesting and quite unique role which will combine your technical expertise with some commercial acumen. Reporting to and supporting some of Cambridge University's most prestigious, award-winning professors, who are world-renowned in their fields within Physics and Engineering, you will assist in developing and steering the strategy for this very important group. This is a fixed term position, with funding for 3 years initially, but is likely to be extended.

Who are they?

A Cambridge based team working within Quantum and Materials technologies, they are a collaboration of very bright minds, working to improve Cambridge's visibility as we strive towards a more sustainable society. This incorporates a range of other research organisations and activities.

What will your role be?

  • Based within the University's facilities (West Cambridge), your time will be spent working between the various departments and centres, supporting the group
  • Update the website to communicate and exchange information
  • Assist with grant proposals and reports
  • Organise activities and meetings, including designing and delivering workshops and presentations
  • Supporting the development and ongoing strategy for the initiative and managing the team to implement and deliver the required activities
  • Manage relations with key internal and external stakeholders and ensure that agreed aims are met
  • Manage budgets
  • Communicate business needs and market drivers from industry
  • Business development work for the Graphene Flagship and the Cambridge Graphene Centre (CGC)

What is required?

  • A degree or higher in a relevant engineering / scientific subject (Physics would be ideal), along with knowledge of new technologies arising in the broad areas of optoelectronics and photonics, including quantum technology, flexible and wearable electronics
  • Significant experience with new product and / or process development for industry
  • Some exposure of company dynamics and an understanding of bridging the gap between research and business goals
  • Experience in a commercial role, preferably incorporating technical sales / marketing
  • Knowledge of the patenting process and licensing would be useful
  • Experience in new business development and setting B2B or academic-industry collaborations
  • IT skills, including basic knowledge of updating webpages and creating content for social media
  • Knowledge of IP management criteria would be extremely helpful
  • Confident communicator on all levels
  • Experience negotiating and handling collaborations and reporting within UK and EU projects is highly desirable
  • There may be some international travel
  • You will need to be flexible in regard to working hours as there will be some evening and weekend working involved to facilitate workshops
  • You must have full right to work in the UK

What's the package?

  • £42 - 53k
  • 41 days' annual leave (including bank holidays)
  • Family-friendly policies including a generous maternity entitlement
  • Wellbeing support
  • … and much more