Director of Research and Innovation

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University of Nottingham

UK

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Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: Salary commensurate with the seniority of the role

Closing Date: 25/03/2019

The University of Nottingham is a world-leading, comprehensive research-intensive institution with a distinctive and pioneering global platform. The University’s ethos is built on the premise that education and research transform lives and societies around the world. This drives a commitment to excellence in research, teaching, and learning, and to unlocking the potential of over 4,000 academics and 44,500 students across campuses in the UK, China and Malaysia. At the University of Nottingham the culture is ambitious, simultaneously creative and disruptive, and without boundaries.

The University has recently invested in six Beacons of Excellence to address some of the world’s biggest challenges including securing sustainable food supplies, ending slavery, developing greener transport, and reducing reliance on fossil reserves.  With a track record in delivering world-changing research, from the development of MRI to industrial microwave processing, Nottingham continues to advance research, innovation and technology. The University works with a range of multinational companies, such as Rolls Royce, Airbus, GSK and Unilever, as well as SMEs. The Director of Research and Innovation will work to engage industry and academics alike to support areas for partnership.

The Director of Research and Innovation is a key appointment at the University of Nottingham. This is a significant and challenging role, covering seven units within Research and Innovation including the Asia Business Centre, IP Commercialisation, and Corporate Partnerships. Working closely with the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research), Professor Jessica Corner and reporting into the Chief Financial Officer, Margaret Monckton, you will be responsible for supporting the University’s research, impact and business engagement strategy for the next era. You will be a well-qualified, intellectually strong, proven senior leader with a strong track record of leading and building consensus across a large team. You will have the drive and determination to identify and secure significant research funding and strategic business engagements. You will be familiar with REF and REF planning as you will be integral to Nottingham’s REF 2021 submission.

For further details of the role, please visit: 

www.nottingham.ac.uk/Jobs/CurrentVacancies/Senior-Appointments/Director-of-Research-and-Innovation/Index.aspx

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