QI Innovation Manager

Applications Close: 30 September 2021

Salary: £41,193 to £50,448 per annum depending on qualifications and experience.

Contract Length: Permanent

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


The Quadram Institute (QI) is a strategic partnership between Quadram Institute Bioscience (QIB), Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals, the University of East Anglia and BBSRC. QI seeks to conduct world-class bioscience on the impact of food on health and disease, with an emphasis on diet- and age-associated diseases. A new role of QI Innovation Manager will work across the QI partner organisations to manage the development of new scientific and clinical innovations arising from QI research.

The role:

All QI partners have a vested interest in enhancing the generation of clinically-relevant impact from research. To drive this impact, QI has developed an innovation management framework to foster new research activities and collaborations, both within QI and between QI and industry and other external stakeholders.  Operating from within the QIB Business Development and Commercialisation team, the QI Innovation Manager will manage new QI research and clinical innovations and support researchers and clinicians in building relationships with industry, public sector, business intermediaries and funding organisations.

The ideal candidate:

The ideal candidate will have substantial knowledge and experience of working in a relevant life science or clinical environment in a translational, business development or research commercialisation role. Previous experience of working with business and industry partners to commercialise research and/or establish pathways for strategic alliance to develop opportunities would be an advantage. The post-holder should have strong stakeholder management skills and have the ability to operate across different organisations – experience of operating within a clinical or healthcare setting would be of particular relevance. Other relevant experience and skills would include fundraising, clinical regulatory affairs, business planning, project management and intellectual property management.

Additional information:

Salary on appointment will be within the range £41,193 to £50,448 per annum depending on qualifications and experience. This is a full-time post offered on an indefinite basis.

Further information and details of how to apply can be found here or contact the Human Resources team on 01603 450462 or nbi.recruitment@nbi.ac.uk quoting reference 1004091.

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.

About the Quadram Institute:

The Quadram Institute is a new interdisciplinary research institute dedicated to understanding how food and microbes interact to promote health and prevent disease. Its mission is to deliver healthier lives through innovation in gut health, microbiology and food. 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 state-of-the-art building on the Norwich Research Park. This is one of Europe’s largest centres of life sciences and home of the John Innes Centre and The Earlham Institute.

The closing date for applications will be 30 September.

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