Salary: c. £25-30 pa (DOE), plus benefits.   Closes on Friday 26th November.

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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. The 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 Trainee Market Analyst & Coordinator within our Operations team on a full-time permanent contract.

Do you have a passion for innovation?

We are searching for a dynamic and inquisitive Trainee Market Analyst & Coordinator to join us in this newly created role, whereby the successful candidate will primarily support the Project Managers in their assessment of opportunities arising out of the University of Manchester.

The Trainee Market Analyst & Coordinator will work closely with the Project Manager’s, and Operations Director, contributing to the research of a particular invention with a view to determining the intellectual property (IP), the potential market of future applications and if there are existing technologies already in the market. There will also be a requirement to contribute to the analysis of commercialisation in support of the business case and strategy for their exploitation. Namely, seeking out relevant contacts and undertaking both primary & secondary research.

Reporting to the Operations Director, the successful candidate must possess strong time management skills, with the ability to manage workload & priorities.  This is to encompass the responsibilities aligned with the analytical and coordinator elements of the role.

This unique role provides the opportunity to learn and develop your career within the Operations team due to the varied accountabilities aligned.  In addition to supporting Project Managers with research etc, you will also be accountable for the administrative support to the Operations Director, and also the wider team as and when required (i.e., ensuring that the necessary documentation is prepared in time for meetings, generating reports and updating/maintain internal databases etc).

This is an ideal opportunity for someone who has a vested interest in market analysis & innovation, and  who wishes to develop their career within an ambitious Technology Transfer Office.

The successful candidate will have a strong understanding of business, economics, management and/or finance. With the ability to collate, understand and present market/scientific data to relevant stakeholders.  A degree in scientific or engineering discipline would be advantageous, so too experience working  within an industrial or innovation-based environment.

This is an exciting time to join the UoMIF as we strive to become the most effective 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 talent@uominnovationfactory.com

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