3 ASSOCIATE BUSINESS MANAGERS
(SCIENCE / ENGINEERING / HEALTH AND LIFE SCIENCES)
Job Ref: A-571130
Department: Research and Business Services, Business Gateway
Salary: Depending on qualifications and experience Range: ?30,594 - ?35,469 pa (under review)
Location: University Campus Hours of work: Full-Time
Tenure: 3 years Grade: 7
Closing Date: 7 December 2009 Interview Date: To be confirmed
Informal enquiries to Dr Simon Longden on 0151 794 8780, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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1. Role Overview
Business Gateway provides a primary interface between the University and external bodies, both
commercial and not-for-profit, in seeking research activities, Knowledge Exchange (KE) and
partnership. This includes working with University researchers to develop and deliver commercial
opportunities for University Research, technology and expertise including the development and
negotiation of consultancy and service level agreements. The Associate Business Manager will
develop strong working relationships with academics within the Faculty to facilitate and support their
engagement in KE activities. The Associate Business Manager will also work with the Business
Managers and ULive Enterprises Ltd, the University’s Technology Transfer organisation, to facilitate
in the identification and protection of Intellectual Property (IP) developed by the University of Liverpool.
Responsible to the Head of Business Gateway, your role will augment an existing team of Business
Managers and their ability in delivering a range of KE functions.
Aligned with the Business Managers, your role has two key elements:
? Externally, you will represent the University, develop links to key organisations and businesses
and provide sector and company engagement, with the particular aim of developing commercial
opportunities for University research, technology and expertise. This will include the development
and negotiation of consultancy, research collaborations and partnership agreements between the
University and companies or other organisations.
? Within the University, you will:
? Encourage academic staff to participate in research and KE activities.
? Help with the identification of KE opportunities.
? Organise academic/industry interactions.
? Lead and deliver a portfolio of reach-out activities.
? Support staff development programmes and provide initial support to academic staff
interacting with employers.