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Partnership and Communications Manager, Innovation China UK (ICUK) Queen Mary Innovation Limited (2 years) - QMUL20195

Department: Queen Mary Innovation Ltd
Salary: Circa 41,000pa
Reference: QMUL20195
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 18-Dec-2019
Closing date: 06-Feb-2020

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Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is a world-class, internationally renowned Russell group University. The 2014 Research Excellence Framework ranked us in the UK’s top 10 multi-disciplinary Universities. We have launched a new ambitious Strategy 2030 and are attracting some of the brightest minds from across the world.  We aim strengthen our international research and commercialisation activities and to build strong partnerships with key overseas partner countries.

The Innovation China UK (ICUK)/Global Innovation Partners (GIP) programme is based at Queen Mary Innovation Limited - a wholly-owned subsidiary company of Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). We are now seeking to appoint a Partnership and Communications Manager to develop innovation partnerships with China and Southeast Asia countries, with an emphasis on initiating and supporting joint research and innovation activities, as well as implementing innovation partnering events involving a wide network of UK/overseas institutes and companies. A strategic and analytical approach will be required to identify competitive advantage and assess academic research strengths as to their suitability for various types of international funding opportunities.

The post holder will also assist Principal Investigators in post-award project management for a number of large bi-lateral projects. He/she will have a strong delivery focus in a complex organisation; balance planning, influencing, facilitating and project management in order to produce successful outcomes for multiple projects. Ultimately, the post-holder will be expected to generate and diversify QMUL research incomes.

The post will be a 2-year fix-term but is likely to be extended after the initial engagement. The salary will be around £41,000 per annum inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, interest free season ticket and Universities pension scheme. Part-time engagement (0.8 FTE) may be considered.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Manyi Cristofoli at

Application enquiries can be directed to

The closing date for applications is Thursday 6 February 2020.

Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

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