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Business Manager/Senior Business Manager –

Application deadline: 6 February 2023

Candidate information pack

About the opportunity:

We are seeking to recruit high quality candidates to the roles of Business Manager / Senior Business Manager in the Physical Science & Engineering (PS&E) team. The individuals we are seeking will lead on identification, development and commercialisation of a portfolio of projects arising from across the Faculties of Engineering, Mathematics & Physical Science and the Built Environment.

The Business Manager role at UCLB is a highly varied one with each team member expected to take on full responsibility for the end to end journey from initial academic contact through to successful commercialisation. No two projects ever follow the same path and therefore flexibility, adaptability and a broad knowledge base of topics such as market assessment, business plan development, IP protection and licensing are highly desirable skills. You will also be comfortable communicating with a variety of stakeholders including academics, management teams, licensees, and investors. Candidates who have backgrounds in computer science, maths or chemical engineering are particularly invited to apply given a growing number of UCLB project opportunities in these areas.

Members of the PS&E team have a passion for bringing research out of the lab and into market above all else and we expect to see evidence of a similar attitude in prospective candidates. The breadth of technology diversity within the Engineering and Physical Sciences departments at UCL is highly stimulating and being based in London’s Knowledge Quarter, home to the world’s most innovative companies, institutions and tech firms, we are surrounded by opportunities to engage, support and learn from its thriving innovation ecosystem.

What you need to have:

Applicants will have at minimum a first degree in a Science, Maths or Engineering discipline and be able to demonstrate experience and success in technology commercialisation or product development. Previous university technology transfer experience would be helpful, but is not essential. This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated, self-starting individual to join a team of people that are passionate about applying commercial acumen to world-leading science and technology research in order to positively make a difference in the world.

What you will receive in return:

A competitive salary depending on experience and qualifications.  In addition, the company operates PRP, generous holidays, flexible and hybrid working, plus a generous pension scheme.

How to apply:

If you are interested in applying for this role, please send a copy of your CV along with a covering letter to Roy Bennett roy@adlib-recruitment.co.uk. Roy is working in partnership with UCLB for the recruitment of this position.


UCL Business is an equal opportunities employer.