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Knowledge Transfer Manager - Knowledge Centre for Materials Chemistry (“KCMC”)

Job Details

Ref No.: CPI-526-17 Salary: From £55,000
Team: Science and Engineering Employment Type: Full-time - Permanent
Location: Deadline: Sunday, 8 October 2017 @ 23:59
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Location: Manchester

The Company

CPI helps companies to develop, prove and commercialise the next generation of products, processes and services. We enable ideas, research and knowledge to be translated into commercial business propositions by providing the facilities and technical expertise to help companies overcome their innovation challenges.

The Role

You will be responsible for supporting new materials innovation in the chemistry-using industries in the UK. The main purpose of the role is to link companies with the KCMC partner research institutions, to achieve knowledge transfer through collaboration between industry and academia, and to develop the KCMC project portfolio at these research institutions.

Key accountabilities are:

  • Raise awareness of the KCMC within the chemistry-using industry in the UK and beyond.
  • Deliver agreed business goals for knowledge transfer with partner research institutions.
  • Recommend how the capabilities of the KCMC should be developed to match the needs of industry.
  • Responsible for assigned Research Institution research income generated ~£1.5 million pa

See web address for further information on KCMC www.materialschemistry.org

KCMC is hosted by CPI (Centre for Process Innovation)

The Person

It is essential you are educated to PhD level or equivalent, with a degree in Chemistry/Chemical Engineering. You must also have:

  • Relevant industrial experience, including R&D, project management and legal/intellectual property requirements of industrial research
  • Track record of generating new projects and winning support for them from key stakeholders
  • Industrial experience relevant to polymer chemistry, coatings, formulation, and composite materials will be an advantage

Key attributes and competences required are:

  • Possess highly developed interpersonal and communication skills which can be harnessed to lead and build effective teams, maintain professional working relationships at all times and work positively and collaboratively with a range of colleagues from diverse backgrounds.
  • Possess strong problem solving skills and the ability to evaluate alternative courses of action and formulate recommendations.
  • Possess good critical information seeking skills and the ability to use the information obtained to reach the most appropriate decision.
  • Have excellent IT and presentational skills
  • Have the personal skills and professional expertise required to make a difference and add value to the post and the KCMC.
  • Possess the ability to present a professional image of the KCMC at all times.

We are looking to engage professionals with a track record of high quality decision making, service delivery and leadership. Individuals with a proven ability to influence and utilise networks to facilitate innovation through meaningful collaboration. Individuals who continuously develop themselves to remain at the top of their game and inspire those around them.

Our people must be visionaries who, like us, have the foresight to recognise how science can help society, and work in a way which respects safety and the environment to protect our team and our surroundings.

The Benefits

The successful person will receive a generous benefits package including: Pension, Company Sick Pay, Childcare Vouchers, Life Assurance and Accident Insurance.

You will also receive visitor status to the University of Manchester and business mileage will be reimbursable by the company in line with the Expenses Policy.

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Please note we do not accept CV’s. Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted. You must have Adobe Acrobat Reader (free download) to fill in the form.

All applicants must have the legal right to live and work in the UK at the time of application. Presentation of appropriate original documents will be required.


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