Knowledge Transfer Job Opportunity: Swansea University
- Last Updated: 09 January 2016
An interesting development in Knowledge Transfer is the increase of specific roles in the area, for example this is a job opening:
Applications are invited for the fixed term position of Knowledge Transfer Officer for the “Algal Biotechnology for Advanced Bio-Products” project., reference AC00697, located at Swansea University. This is a part-time position funded by the Welsh Government Academic Expertise for Business (A4B) scheme.
Building from the “Algal Biotechnology for Wales” Knowledge Transfer project (see http://www.swansea.ac.uk/csar/algae/), Advanced Bio-Products supports Welsh enterprises in accessing markets for advanced algae-based bio-products, processes and services. The KT Officer will liaise between businesses and researchers to enable the development and uptake of new modelling tools, innovative photo-bioreactors fitted with energy efficient lighting, improved processes for harvesting and fractionating algae and new high quality biomass fractions for use in high value bio-products.
The successful candidate, reporting to the Project Director, will be responsible for:
• Liaising with Welsh enterprises proactively, to identify needs & opportunities within priority areas for engagement within the project;
• Managing and adding to the current client base, and ensuring that scheduled formal ERDF targets for business interaction are met;
• Responding to enquiries and providing information to a wide range of project stakeholders;
• Prioritising & timetabling the overall project work programme as a member of the project management team;
• Playing a leading role in organising and delivering project knowledge transfer activities;
• Reporting knowledge transfer activities to the project team, clients, sponsors and the wider community;
• Securing private and public funds towards the continued financial viability of the project.
Candidates must possess relevant qualifications to postgraduate level and have proven experience of working at the academia – business interface, including in a knowledge transfer capacity. They must be capable of working to tight deadlines on multiple projects, as part of a team. Excellent interpersonal, communication, numeracy, literacy and IT skills are essential. Knowledge of the business environment in Wales would be advantageous.
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