Job offer in london Assistant Director – Business Development at Queen Mary University of London

Queen Mary University of London is a world-class, internationally renowned Russell group University. It is about to launch a new and even more ambitious strategy to 2030 and we are looking for a new Assistant Director of Business Development to support our excellent academics. The 2014 Research Excellence Framework ranked us in the UK’s top 10 multi-disciplinary Universities. We aim to go higher and are attracting some of the brightest minds from across the world.

The Assistant Director of Business Development will provide strong and strategic leadership to Queen Mary’s Business Development team, supporting academic colleagues to develop productive and strategic relationships with research funders (Government and Charities) as well as developing industrial partnerships. The post holder will develop key relationships, carry out market and other relevant research to maximize the opportunities for utilising QMUL’s academic strengths for enhanced societal and economic outcomes.

This role will be part of Queen Mary’s Business Development team. The person will also work closely with the University’s Vice Principles for Research and Policy and Partnerships, as well as Academic and Professional Services staff, particularly those who are functionally aligned with research management and business engagement activity including the Research managers in Faculties and Queen Mary Innovation Ltd.

The successful candidate will have exceptional communication and relationship management skills, alongside commercial acumen and a proactive, creative approach to resourcing academic research. You will have experience of working at the interface between public and private sectors, ideally gained through working in a similar role in a research-intensive University or commercial environment.

The post is full time and permanent with a starting salary of £72,333 pa inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Sharon Ellis at

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For further details and to make an application please visit and search for QMUL19723

The closing date for applications is 1 April 2019.

Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

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