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LSE Enterprise

Job Title: Research Commercialisation & Business Engagement Manager

Salary range: £40K to £50K

Two year fixed-term contract, full time

Location: Central London 

Job description [PDF]

Advertising dates: 19 December to 14 January 2018

Do you enjoy the challenge of developing commercialisation routes from research outcomes?  Can you successfully mentor academic entrepreneurs to create high impact, profitable companies? Are you a phenomenal networker, with an ability to engage businesses to develop pipelines of opportunities for early stage academic entrepreneurs?  Are you excited about the impact social science research commercialisation can have on the economy? Do you have the ambition to help create a world leading social science commercialisation service? 

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is the world’s leading centre for social science research, and is developing a research commercialisation service through its commercial subsidiary, LSE Enterprise.  LSE Enterprise is seeking a highly motivated Research Commercialisation & Business Engagement Manager.  The purpose of the role is to identify, secure and develop suitable opportunities for commercialisation of university IP, expertise and knowledge.

As part of a new and specialist team working across all academic disciplines you will be expected to generate commercial opportunities from research outcomes, assist with the development of business ideas and business start-up activities, and to lead and successfully conclude negotiations with prospective licensees, investors and partner organisations on behalf of the institution. This role will directly contribute to the future delivery of university IP and research income and to the creation of future impact case studies.

You will be commercially aware and will have experience of research commercialisation, project development and delivery. The ability to convey complex scientific and commercial concepts to a lay audience is essential as is the ability to build and maintain relationships both internally and externally.

For more details, please see the attached job description.

Please send your CV and cover letter to commercialisation@lse.ac.uk by 23:59 on 14th January 2018.