Job reference: SAE-021694
Salary: £36,024 - £44,263 per annum depending on experience
Faculty/Organisational Unit: Science and Engineering
Location: Oxford Road
Employment type: Fixed Term
Division/Team: Sir Henry Royce Institute for Advanced Materials
Hours Per Week: 35
Closing date: 26/09/2023
Contract Duration: 24 months
School/Directorate: FSE Research Institutes

Job Description

The Henry Royce Institute (Royce), an EPSRC-funded national institute, supports advanced materials research and innovation. With its Hub at The University of Manchester, the Institute has spokes at nine Partner and Associate organisations: the Universities of Sheffield, Leeds, Liverpool, Cambridge, Cranfield, Strathclyde Oxford and Imperial College London, as well as at the UK Atomic Energy Authority and National Nuclear Laboratory. Royce, driven by a vision of ‘advanced materials for a sustainable society’, supports the UK in growing its world-leading research and innovation in advanced materials.

Royce is seeking two Research and Business Engagement (RBE) Officers to work as a part of an integrated team to proactively identify, approach and engage with companies, Higher Education Institutions (HEI) and other research-focused organisations to help advance Advanced Materials research and innovation and to win business through collaborations. The post holders will play a pivotal role in contributing to the strategic development, management and delivery of research and business engagement activities including establishing and coordinating national Research Core Area community networks, building and supporting a diverse range of research communities, encouraging inter-disciplinary working across traditional boundaries and identifying and delivering facilities access models for business across the UK. Knowledge of the materials evaluation of materials in demanding environment (e.g. corrosion, fatigue..), imaging and characterisation and/or materials modelling and simulation sector would be extremely beneficial.

These are a key roles within Royce that requires highly motivated individuals with significant experience of working within a Higher Education Institution or similar organisational environment and a strong commercial acumen to support translation and commercialisation of academic research. The post holders will contribute significantly to the Royce research and innovation activities including the development and response to strategic industrial collaborative funding opportunities; facilitating collaborative links and interactions within the Royce partnership and with external industry partners and external funding agencies. The post holders will be exposed to a breadth of world-class research, the opportunity to work with some of the leading academics in advanced materials research as well as working alongside major global industrial companies. They will have excellent analytical skills and will be a strategic thinker to contribute to the development and implementation of Royce’s Research and Innovation strategy. Excellent communication skills are also essential to establish effective relationships and build a network of relevant contacts across the Royce partnership, including academics and Professional Services (PS) colleagues.

When completing the additional information section of your application, please ensure you make reference to the job description and person specification above, as this will form an integral part of the shortlisting process.

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.  All appointments are made on merit

Our University is positive about flexible working – you can find out more here

Blended working arrangements may be considered

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Email Dr. Ania Jolly, please contact Radina Ivanova (Research and Business Engagement Coordinator and PA)

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This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.

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