Job reference: SAE-021772
Salary: £44,414 - 54,421
Closing date: 05/06/2023
Faculty/Organisational Unit: Science and Engineering
Location: Manchester Institute of Biotechnology
Employment type: Fixed Term
Division: Manchester Institute of Biotechnology (MIB)
Hours Per Week: Full Time
Closing date: 05/06/2023
Contract Duration: 27 months
School / Directorate : School of Natural Sciences

Job Description

The University of Manchester is leading the Future Biomanufacturing Research Hub (Future BRH, with reseach Spokes at Imperial, UCL, Nottingham, IBioIC, CPI, and the UK Catalysis Hub. At the Future BRH we are developing industrial biotechnology towards efficient and sustainable bio-based manufacturing for key UK sectors: Pharmaceuticals, Chemicals, Engineering Materials and Fuels. By connecting interdisciplinary discovery science together with industry we are devloping innovative biomanufacturing solutions to help support the growing bio-economy.

The FutureBRH is now seeking a Programme Manager focussed on managing its external engagement to help deliver a cohesive translation strategy for the FutureBRH, and support the technology exploitation (patents/licensing) in partnership with the University of Manchester Innovation Factory (UMIF) / UoM Business Engagement and Knowledge Exchange (BEKE) team, and the Research Development and Innovation (RDI) team at the Faculty of Science and Engineering (FSE). The post-holder will network nationally and internationally with relevant industrial partners (especially in the chemicals and materials sectors) to develop new associations and link with technology transfer networks and scale up facilities (e.g., SynBio Innovation Centre (SynbiCITE), IBioIC and CPI). With 16 current industrial partners, this role is essential in providing the interface with the FutureBRH academics and researchers, overseeing the delivery of industry interfaced research projects and developing new collaborations with industry. The post holder will play a crucial role in driving the strategic development, management and delivery of engagement activities linking with local and national infrastructure and expertise, building interdisciplinary relationships both across industry and academia.and network nationally and internationally with relevant industrial partners (especially in the chemicals and materials sectors).

Based in the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology (MIB) at the University of Manchester (UoM), the FutureBRH builds on the MIB’s distinguished track record in translating basic scientific discovery into industrial applications, through licensing, spin-off formation and other related activities that drive the exploitation of MIB’s science and technology programmes.

We are committed to creating a fully inclusive and flexible culture, one where everyone can realise their potential and make a positive contribution to our organisation. We believe that if we can positively diversify our staff we will be able to collaborate more effectively and create a more productive environment.

If you think you will be a good fit for this role we look forward to hearing from you!

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of age, sex, gender (or gender identity), 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:

Name:  Dr Rosalind Le Feuvre


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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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