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Knowledge Transfer Job Opportunity: Swansea University

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, 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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flagsThe research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7 /2007-2013) under grant agreement no 244164. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the European Union cannot be held responsible for any use which maybe made of the information contained therein.

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