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Senior Partnerships Manager (Health) - QMUL24172

Department: Research Services
Salary: Starting salary will be within the range £55,840pa - £62,415pa (Grade 7)
Reference: QMUL24172
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 30-Jul-2021
Closing date: 05-Sep-2021

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About the Role

We are looking to appoint a Senior Partnerships Manager to support the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry in its relationships with businesses, focusing on the development of substantial research partnerships through strategic initiatives, collaborative schemes and contract research. The post-holder will be responsible for advancing the external engagement of relevant schools, working with academic leaders to deliver innovative business solutions for clients involving research and development, knowledge transfer, consultancy and use of facilities.


Reporting to the Assistant Director - Business Development, the post-holder will lead, manage and deliver support for business collaborations across the Faculty including the line management of Business Development Managers. The post-holder and their team will work closely with our academic community, providing a high-level of client focus, to develop and maintain key partnerships and commercial opportunities - contributing to competitive research proposals, and advising on strategies to develop research and Knowledge Exchange activities. There will be an emphasis on generating substantial, long-term relationships with commercial partners.


About You

Successful candidates will be business development professionals with a sales-orientated approach, experienced in identifying opportunities, developing partnerships, negotiating and closing out contracts, creating persuasive proposals and setting up and delivering business initiatives.  You will have exceptional communication and relationship management skills, alongside commercial acumen and a proactive, creative approach to resourcing academic research. You will also have experience of working at the interface between public and private sectors, ideally gained through working in a similar role in a research-intensive University or commercial environment.  


About Queen Mary

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable.

Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers.

We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.


We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.


The post is based at the Mile End Campus, London. It is full-time, permanent appointment. The starting salary will be within the range of £55,840 – £62,415 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.


Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.



Informal enquiries should be addressed to Kalpana Chaturvedi at


To apply for the role, please click the ‘apply’ button below.


The closing date for applications is 05 September 2021.


Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

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