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Partnership Officer - National Biofilms Innovation Centre

Biological Sciences Enterprise

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £32,348 to £39,745 per annum
Full Time Fixed Term until 30/11/2024
Closing Date:  Wednesday 14 December 2022
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  2063822BJ

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Partnership Officer at the National Biofilms Innovation Centre (NBIC).  As a critical member of the NBIC Operational Team, you will provide effective project management support to NBIC held awards and funding which will be invested in projects and activities that further the knowledge exchange and impact of our research outputs and support the delivery of NBIC’s Vision.

Support the Chief Executive Officer and NBIC Operational Team, in:

  • driving forward Innovation activities across NBIC
  • delivering the NBIC membership scheme and UK Biofilms Foundation
  • organising events to facilitate interactions with industry (research collaborations, knowledge, and technology transfer)
  • identifying and promoting the positive impact and success of NBIC activities both internally and externally

In response to the biofilm impact on the worldwide economy, UKRI has funded NBIC which is an Innovation Knowledge Centre (IKC). NBIC aim is to connect scientists specialising in Biofilms across the UK, and to provide a mechanism for industrial partners to explore their unmet needs with our researchers. 

You will be an excellent team player with a proven ability to work proactively. You will be well organised and adaptable taking a positive approach to managing a busy and complex workload. Excellent communication, organisational and interpersonal skills are required as is commitment to identifying and measuring the positive impact and success of NBIC activities both internally and externally.

You ideally would have knowledge of Key Performance Indicators using in measuring the impact of innovation and research in the UK.  You will have proven ability to work with multiple stakeholders from both academia and industry sectors. The successful candidate will be able to communicate new and complex information effectively, both verbally and in writing.  

The University is one of the UK’s leading research Universities.  We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse culture at the University and creating an environment where people can balance successful careers with their commitments and interests outside of work.  Our flexible working practices, including a hybrid working model, where employees can split their working time between the office and home, support our belief that this balance brings long-lasting benefits for our institution as well as our people.

We believe equality and diversity are fundamental to making the University of Southampton a vibrant, proud and successful organisation.  A diverse workforce, with people from different racial, educational and social backgrounds and a range of ages, opens up a wealth of possibilities for Southampton.  

The interview for this position will be on the 8th December 2022

Application Procedure 

You should submit your completed online application form at https://jobs.soton.ac.uk. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Wayne Wan (HR Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 4043 or email recruitment@soton.ac.uk. Please quote reference 2063822BJ  on all correspondence.

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We believe equality, diversity and inclusion are fundamental to making the University of Southampton a welcoming, vibrant and successful organisation. Having a diverse workforce, inclusive of people of all ages and beliefs, from different racial, educational and social backgrounds opens up a wealth of possibilities, makes us more creative and accelerates our impact on society. We welcome applicants that value the diversity of our community and are willing to play their part in supporting the mission of inclusivity. 

Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.


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