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Knowledge Transfer Advisors
Location:
Anywhere
Salary:
Dependent on skills and experience
Posted:
a month ago
Applications close:
05 February 2017

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) is the UK’s innovation network. We bring together businesses, entrepreneurs, academics and funders to develop new products, processes and services for the benefit of the UK economy. Our mission is to help business to grow the economy and improve people’s lives by capturing maximum value from innovative ideas, scientific research and creativity. We excel at facilitating collaborative innovation, working across sectors and boundaries.

We are looking for a number of Knowledge Transfer Advisers who will be extending KTN’s strategic relationships with the UK’s research base (Universities, Institutes, RTOs and national facilities). A key feature of the role of a KTA is the promotion and support of the Knowledge Transfer Partnership scheme (ktp.innovateuk.org), and potential applicants will be expected to understand the nature of KTP and how it can add value to the UK economy.

We are recruiting for 18 full time advisers, but will consider applications for part-time but at no less than 0.6 FTE. We will be wanting to base staff throughout the UK so that all geographical regions are covered.

 

Applications to be submitted by 5th February  2017

Interviews to be held shortly after closing date.

Applicants must include a CV and covering letter outlining why they are suitable for this position

Shortlisted candidates may be asked to prepare a 5 minute presentation for the face-to-face interview and may also be asked to complete an online psychometric test.

Should there be a large number of applications for these posts, we may begin reviewing the applications before the closing date.

 

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To apply for this job email your details to HR@openktn.co.uk

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Knowledge Transfer Manager - Health Team
Location:
Anywhere
Salary:
Dependent on experience and qualifications
Posted:
a month ago
Applications close:
30 December 2016

Job Purpose:

To deliver Knowledge Transfer and other activities to maximise return of investment from science and technology & help UK health research intensive companies grow.

The Health team is a multi-disciplinary team that represents the whole of the health sector from medicines development and manufacture through to medical devices and digital systems. We are looking for an individual who complements our team, ideally with background in the biotech or diagnostics industries and experience in supporting early stage commercial opportunities, someone who is generally interested in a wide range of health related fields, can spot potential opportunities but also understands market drivers.

We are looking for a person who is a great communicator and networker, who feels comfortable communicating with a whole spectrum of people from business leaders through to scientists and engineers.

The role comprises supporting activities related to the application of medical technologies to the early stages of medicines development. The individual will have the ability to act as a signpost and champion for day-to-day activities and will understand the role that precision medicine will play in future healthcare.

Applications to be submitted by 30th December 2016
Interviews to be held in January 2017
Applicants must include a CV and covering letter outlining why they are suitable for this position
Shortlisted candidates may be asked to prepare a 5 minute presentation for the face-to-face interview and may also be asked to complete an online psychometric test.

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To apply for this job email your details to HR@openktn.co.uk

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Knowledge Transfer Manager – KCMC
Location:
Southampton
Salary:
Dependent on qualifications and experience
Posted:
a month ago
Applications close:
04 January 2017

Job Purpose:

To link the materials chemistry-using industries across the UK with the partner research institutions in order to facilitate collaboration between industry and academia and develop the KCMC project portfolio at these research institutions. See web address for further information on KCMC www.materialschemistry.org

Job Scope:

  • Reports to KCMC Director
  • Responsible for assigned research institutions
  • Research Income generated ~£1.5 million pa

Key Accountabilities:

  • Raise awareness of the KCMC within the materials chemistry-using industry in the UK and beyond.
  • Deliver agreed business goals for knowledge transfer with partner research institutions.
  • Recommend how the capabilities of the KCMC should be developed to match the needs of industry.

Qualifications:

  • Hold a degree in Chemistry or a related subject (e.g. Materials or Chemical engineering) and PhD or equivalent

Background/Experience:

  • Relevant industrial experience, including R&D, project management and legal/intellectual property requirements of industrial research
  • Track record of generating new projects and winning support for them from key stakeholders

Key Attributes/competencies:

  • Possess highly developed interpersonal and communication skills which can be harnessed to lead and build effective teams, maintain professional working relationships at all times and work positively and collaboratively with a range of colleagues from diverse backgrounds.
  • Possess strong problem solving skills and the ability to evaluate alternative courses of action and formulate recommendations.
  • Possess good critical information seeking skills and the ability to use the information obtained to reach the most appropriate decision.
  • Have excellent IT and presentational skills
  • Have the personal skills and professional expertise required to make a difference and add value to the post and the KCMC.
  • Possess the ability to present a professional image of the KCMC at all times.

Benefits:

  • Business mileage will be reimbursable by the company in line with the Expenses policy.
  • 28 days Holiday plus 8 days statutory bank holidays
  • A Contributory pension scheme is in operation

 

Applications to be submitted by 12th December 2016
Interviews to be held in January 2017

Applicants must include a CV and covering letter outlining why they are suitable for this position
Shortlisted candidates may be asked to prepare a 5 minute presentation for the face-to-face interview and may also be asked to complete an online psychometric test.

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Knowledge Transfer Manager – Emerging Technologies and Industries
Location:
Anywhere
Salary:
In line with experience
Posted:
2 months ago
Applications close:
30 December 2016

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) is the UK’s innovation network. We bring together businesses, entrepreneurs, academics and funders to develop new products, processes and services for the benefit of the UK economy.

Our mission is to help business to grow the economy and improve people’s lives by capturing maximum value from innovative ideas, scientific research and creativity. We excel at facilitating collaborative innovation, working across sectors and boundaries.

The emerging team is a small team from across different sectors. We are looking for an individual who complements our team, ideally with background in engineering and experience in evaluation of future technologies/industries, someone who is generally interested in a wide range of fields, can see potential applications but also understands market drivers. A person who is a great communicator and networker, who feels comfortable communicating across a whole spectrum of people from business leaders through to scientists and engineers.

The role comprises identifying and prioritising emerging areas and understanding how the technologies/industries relate to other emerging and established sectors. For emerging technologies, the candidate needs to find potential markets and connect the technologies to them. The candidate will be required to facilitate community building, develop a good rapport with key stakeholders across industry, academia , government departments and work closely across KTN sector teams.

 

Closing Date for application is 8th December 2016

Telephone interviews for shortlisted candidates will be held during December 2016.

Second stage, face-to-face interviews will be held during December or possible early January 2017 in London.

 

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Knowledge Transfer Manager – Projects
Location:
Anywhere
Salary:
In line with experience
Posted:
2 months ago
Applications close:
09 January 2017

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) is the UK’s innovation network. We bring together businesses, entrepreneurs, academics and funders to develop new products, processes and services for the benefit of the UK economy.

Our mission is to help business to grow the economy and improve people’s lives by capturing maximum value from innovative ideas, scientific research and creativity. We excel at facilitating collaborative innovation, working across sectors and boundaries.

A vacancy has arisen for a project manager to help drive and deliver KTN’s programme of cross-sector projects and income growth activities.

The role will work with all directorates across KTN and encompasses:

  1. Management of projects as the project lead;
  2. Management of project work packages;
  3. Delivery of specific project tasks, including supporting delivery of projects managed by another project lead and
  4. Provision of project management and business development advice to colleagues to support securing of new contracts and the delivery of their project activities.

You must be able to demonstrate experience in the management of projects involving multi-sector technical collaboration and of delivering innovation in a commercial environment. You will have a good external profile and have demonstrable experience in stakeholder engagement.

Closing Date 9th January 2017

Salary is dependant on experience – maximum expectation £47,500 per annum.

Telephone interviews for shortlisted candidates will be held during January 2017.

Second stage, face-to-face interviews will be held during January 2017 in London.

 

Download a full job description, outlining required experience, competences and attributes (PDF, 104kb)

To apply for this job email your details to HR@openktn.co.uk

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