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