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*** At this stage UCI is not able to offer any PhD opportunities ***
We are currently recruiting for the following posts.
Focus: Development of tools for capturing and internationally benchmarking university technology transfer ecosystems and performance
Location: Cambridge, UK
Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 12 months in the first instance, with potential for extension pending funding.
Salary Ranges: Research Assistant: £27,929 - £32,348; Research Associate: £34,308 - £42,155
Closing date: Midnight GMT, 19th February 2023
The Policy Evidence Unit for University Commercialisation and Innovation (UCI) at the University of Cambridge has partnered with TenU, the international collaboration of technology transfer offices from ten of the world’s leading research universities, in order to develop international technology transfer benchmarking tools and insights for the sector.
The project will bring together data, case studies, and insights from the TenU member TTOs with the deep analytical experience and understanding in this area from UCI. The partnership is now looking for a researcher able to drive this project forward and turn this unique opportunity into valuable evidence and insights for the sector.
TenU's members include the technology transfer offices are those of Cambridge, Columbia, Edinburgh, Imperial, KU Leuven, Manchester, MIT, Oxford, Stanford and UCL.
Together UCI and TenU are looking to work with an experienced and practically-minded researcher to support the development of frameworks and tools to enable better international benchmarking of technology transfer ecosystems and performance. They will investigate the feasibility and utility of collecting additional data, build on previous efforts in this area and incorporate the latest developments in academic research and technology transfer practice. The partnership's ambition is to create better tools and evidence to inform strategic decision-making on university technology transfer.
The skills, qualifications and experience required for the role are:
- A PhD (or be close to obtaining one) in a relevant discipline or equivalent experience
- Knowledge in some or all of: university-driven commercialisation, entrepreneurial innovation systems, innovation processes, science & innovation policy, innovation metrics, benchmarking
- Experience in developing tools and frameworks to understand performance to inform strategic decision-making is desirable
- A proven ability to engage effectively with senior leaders and managers to drive research
- A proven ability to work collaboratively to deliver projects
- Excellent written and oral communication skills and an ability to communicate technical concepts to non-technical audiences
See application and further particulars for full details of the post and expertise required!
For full details and how to apply, please visit the University of Cambridge Job Opportunities page.