Commercialisation Manager

Applications Close: 08 February 2019

Salary: Competitive depending on experience and qualifications

Contract Length: Permanent

Applications are invited for a Commercialisation Manager to join the Business Development Group at the Quadram Institute Bioscience (QIB), based in Norwich, UK.


The Quadram Institute is a new interdisciplinary research institute at the forefront of a new era in food and health research. Its mission is to understand how food and the gut microbiota are linked to the promotion of health and the prevention of disease. A partnership between Quadram Institute Bioscience, the University of East Anglia, the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and BBSRC, it brings together scientists and clinicians in a new state-of-the-art building. The Quadram Institute is based on the Norwich Research Park, one of Europe’s largest centres of life sciences and home of the John Innes Centre and The Earlham Institute.

The role

The main purpose of the Commercialisation Manager post will be to establish commercialisation strategies and support the development of an entrepreneurial culture within the Institute. The role will drive the QIB’s commercialisation agenda ensuring that intellectual property is used to the highest possible impact maximising the QIB’s income potential. This will be achieved by developing and sustaining extensive corporate research collaborations and opportunities to co-innovate with commercial organisations both across the UK and Globally.

The ideal candidate

This role provides an opportunity for a commercially focussed individual with highly developed interpersonal and influencing skills, to apply and develop their commercial collaboration skills in a unique national and international marketplace. Candidates should have a post graduate level qualification in a relevant scientific discipline, however applicants with significant laboratory experience in a commercially focused R&D department will also be considered. Candidates must have experience in working with researchers to find commercial routes to market for technology/IP and have successfully led the commercialisation/implementation of technology or IP. Knowledge and direct experience of the patent system, working with patent agents and recording information for management purposes are essential requirements as is extensive experience of initiating, planning and managing major projects. Candidates must also be able to travel extensively both within and outside of the UK.

Additional information

We offer an exciting, innovative and supportive workplace environment, competitive salaries (depending on qualifications and experience) and a great place to live. This is a full time role offered on a permanent basis.

Further information and details of how to apply can be found here, or contact the Human Resources team on 01603 450462 or  quoting reference 1003611.

We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sectors of society.  The Institute supports equality of opportunity within the workplace and expects all employees to share and display these values.  To support our commitment, we have a range of family, faith and diversity friendly working arrangements to help all staff achieve excellence in their area of work.

As a Disability Confident employer, we guarantee to offer an interview to all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for this vacancy.

The closing date for applications will be 8th February 2019.

The Quadram Institute Bioscience is a registered charity (No. 1058499) and is an Equal Opportunities Employer.