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Senior Innovation Consultant – National Biofilms Innovation Centre

School of Biological Sciences

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £38,460 to £48,677
Full Time Fixed Term (until 30/11/2019)
Closing Date:  Tuesday 01 January 2019
Interview Date:   See advert
Reference:  1051118BJ-R

We are looking for a self-driven and proactive Professional to work as an Senior Innovation Consultant within the National Biofilm Innovation Centre (NBIC) to manage, coordinate and secure NBIC’s portfolio of impact, translation, proof of concept and other funding programmes to support knowledge exchange, commercialisation and impact acceleration.

NBIC is the central hub where academia, industry, government, and public policy come together to tackle the global challenges biofilms present, through a forward-thinking, collaborative and interdisciplinary approach. Funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), Innovate UK and Hartree Centre, our mission is to establish a network of research and innovation capacity in order to catalyse partnerships with industry in the study of biofilms to achieve breakthrough innovations and impact – from industry products and solutions to services and spinouts. The four core partners are the University of Southampton, the University of Edinburgh, the University of Liverpool and the University of Nottingham. They have now been joined by an additional 27 universities and over 60 industry partners in the aim to prevent, detect, manage and engineer solutions in biofilms.  The successful individual will be responsible for the successful delivery of NBIC’s funding schemes.  They will support knowledge exchange, policy development and enterprise initiatives to bring NBIC’s partners technologies, intellectual property and other research outputs closer to market.

We are looking for someone with proven experience of working with a broad range of emerging technologies and with multiple stakeholders. They will need to be able to effectively work with colleagues in other work areas to achieve outcomes. This post is suitable for individuals with excellent interpersonal skills and strong business acumen and is available now. This role will require extensive travel within the UK, but would have a predominately northern UK focus (Midlands/north of England/Scotland).  The employing institution will be the University of Southampton, however it is possible for the person to be based anywhere in the UK

Interviews are expected to be held between 7th and 16th January.

For informal enquiries before submitting your application, contact Dr Mark Richardson at  Please include a covering letter and full CV in your application.

* QS World University Rankings 2012-13

Application Procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Sam Stubbs (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0)23 8059 4046. Please quote reference 1051118BJ-R on all correspondence. 

Please note: The University Recruitment department will be closed from close of business on Thursday 20th December 2018 to Wednesday 2nd January 2019, so we will not be able to assist you with any application queries during this time.

Athena SWAN Silver Award holder: Biological Sciences 

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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