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Business Development Manager (Science & Engineering) - QMUL21474

Department: Research Services
Salary: Starting salary will be £47,325 pa (Grade 6)
Reference: QMUL21474
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 13-Mar-2020
Closing date: 13-Apr-2020

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Queen Mary University of London is looking to appoint a Business Development Manager to support the Faculty of Science and Engineering in its relationships with businesses, focusing on the development of research partnerships through Innovate UK collaborative R&D schemes and other commercially focused schemes. 


The Faculty provides research and teaching excellence across engineering, science and mathematics including Electronic Engineering, Computer ScienceMaterials Science, Biological and Chemical SciencesPhysics, Astronomy and Mathematical Sciences.


The primary role of the Business Development Manager is to prospect for new clients, initiate new relationships and turn this into increased business.  In tandem the Business Development Manager will maintain an awareness of the UK funding landscape and communicate this information internally. They will also be required to grow and retain existing business accounts with a focus on Innovate UK’s industry-focused collaborative R&D schemes including the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund and PhD Studentships. Reporting to the Senior Partnerships Manager (Science & Engineering), the post-holder will be part of an established Business and Partnerships Team of Queen Mary’s Research Services Directorate.  They will work closely with our academic community, providing a high level of client focus, to develop and maintain key partnerships and commercial opportunities. This will require the identification of business partners and funding opportunities; attending and organising relevant meetings and events; supporting high quality research bids and advising on opportunities to further develop research and Knowledge Exchange activities.


The successful candidate will have exceptional communication and relationship management skills, alongside a proactive, creative approach to resourcing academic research. Ideally, you will have experience of working at the interface between public and private sectors, gained through working in a similar role in a research intensive University or commercial environment. 


The post is full-time and permanent with a starting salary of £47,325 per annum inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.


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 Kalpana Chaturvedi at k.chaturvedi



Information about the Faculty of Science & Engineering can be found at


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The closing date for applications is 13 April 2020.


Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.



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