Project Manager – Science & Engineering, closes 31 July 2022

c.35-45k DOE plus benefits

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The University of Manchester Innovation Factory (“UoMIF”) is the University of Manchester’s subsidiary responsible for identifying and leading the commercialisation of its innovations and intellectual property.

The University of Manchester is committed to generating world-class innovation that will create major social and economic benefit across the globe. UoMIF works with academic inventors from the University to identify opportunities that have the potential to create social and economic impact. It then translates these into a form where they can be used by industry and society as a whole. Access to innovations may be created via technology licensing or the formation of spin-out companies. UoMIF aims to provide a world-class service to academic colleagues and to attract and engage with important external stakeholders including industry, entrepreneurs, licensors and investors, and corporate venture partners.

As part of our objective to become the world’s most effective University Technology Transfer organisation, we are looking to appoint a talented business builder within our Science & Engineering team on a permanent contract.

Are you an entrepreneurial Science & Engineering professional with a passion for innovation?

We are searching for a dynamic entrepreneurial Project Manager with a Science background. As a project ‘champion’ and technology expert in this area, you will be responsible for owning and driving opportunities through UoMIF’s stage gate process.

You will be responsible for identifying opportunities and writing early stage business cases and plans for successful spin-out businesses or high value licensing opportunities.

Reporting to the Director of Projects, the appointed Project Manager will ensure a steady flow of innovative projects which have the potential to generate significant market impact. They will regularly interact and engage with academics to promote new commercialisation initiatives and ensure that exciting innovative ideas are captured.

The candidate will be responsible for writing well structured, comprehensive early business cases for each commercialisation opportunity. An understanding of global innovation themes is essential as well as a strong technical background.

The preferred candidate is likely to have a track record of successfully delivering projects in technology transfer or industry.

They will be able to demonstrate commercial acumen and be able to collaborate effectively with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.

A Higher degree in a relevant field would be advantageous.


This is an exciting time to join UoMIF as we strive to become the number one University Technology Transfer organisation. As such, we are offering a competitive salary and benefits as well as a genuine opportunity to develop your skills and career within a globally respected organisation.

To apply, please submit your CV and cover note expressing your suitability for the role to  

The same email address can be used should you have any initial queries specific to the role.