The Royal Society is the independent scientific academy of the UK and the Commonwealth, dedicated to promoting excellence in science. It is a self-governing Fellowship of many of the world’s most distinguished scientists drawn from all areas of science, engineering and medicine. The Society’s fundamental purpose, as reflected in its founding charters of the 1660s, is to recognise, promote and support excellence in science and to encourage the development and use of science for the benefit of humanity. The Society has played a part in some of the most fundamental, significant and life-changing discoveries in scientific history and Royal Society scientists continue to make outstanding contributions to science in many research areas.
Business is the engine of the UK economy and industry undertakes nearly two thirds of UK Research and Development. High quality research and development fuel economic growth and the creation of skills, high-value jobs and entrepreneurial businesses in our knowledge-driven economy. This means that the flow of ideas and skills between the research base, business, public and charity sectors is crucial to future prosperity.
The Society has established a science, industry and translation programme to promote industrial science and translation. It aims to bring together industry, academia and government to advance ideas and support scientists in industry and those in academia who wish to develop their research into commercial products. The programme covers a broad range of academic disciplines, industrial sectors and company sizes.
Activities include a regional conference series and a scientific meeting series, which brings together representatives from industry, academia and government to discuss the major scientific and technical challenges. The Society funds industry fellowships and has recently launched a new Entrepreneurs in Residence programme. Examples of the Society’s industry and innovation work can be found on the Society’s website.
The Society is looking for an Industry Programme Manager to help take its science, industry and translation programme to the next stage. The Industry Programme Manager must have experience of working in, or with, industry research and development teams or in a university or technology organisation with a track record of translating research ideas into commercial products. The individual must have excellent networking skills and highly developed written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate across different stakeholder groups including industry, academia and government. They will also be highly organised with a demonstrable track record of delivering complex projects and experience of supervising the work of others.
The role will involve supporting the team in the planning and delivery of the industry and innovation programme. This will include working with Fellows of the Society with industry connections, scientists working in industry, scientists with translation interests and partner organisations who share the same aims. It will also involve working with colleagues in the Society to ensure that the industry voice is incorporated across the Society’s activities, including in the advice it provides to policy makers and its STEM education programmes.
Reports to: Head of Industry Engagement
Location: Carlton House Terrace, London
Hours: 35 hours per week
Pay band: E
Salary: £42,228 - £52,785 per annum
The closing date for applications is 18 November 2018.
Interviews will be held the week commencing 26 November 2018.
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