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Research and Innovation Advisor

Postby rsj38 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:48 pm

Research and Innovation Advisor
Grade 8, Starting salary £42,036 (pro rata)

Fixed term until 31st December 2021
Part time and full time opportunities between 0.6fte – 1fte

Keele University is renowned for its exciting approach to higher education, innovative research, beautiful campus, strong community spirit and excellent student experience. With a turnover in excess of £134 million, over 10,000 students and a total staff of approximately 2000, the University provides high quality teaching across a wide range of academic and vocational subjects and promotes world-class research. Further information can be found at

The Research and Innovation Advisor role provides the opportunity for an ambitious individual to play in key role in the delivery of a key initiative: the Research & Innovation Support programme within the SMART Innovation Hub, a programme part-funded through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). This new programme will work with around 200 businesses and aims to increase small to medium sized business investment in research, development and innovation (RD&I), and will underpin the commercialisation of new products, increase productivity, stimulate growth and create new high value jobs in the Stoke on Trent and Staffordshire area.

Research and Innovation Advisors will work as part of an Innovation Team on a series of RD&I projects that will result in the development of new products, processes or services for SMEs in the Stoke on Trent and Staffordshire area.

As Research and Innovation Advisor you will play a lead role in developing a detailed understanding of individual SME’s specific research, development and innovation needs; using these to develop and implement a bespoke RD&I collaboration between the University, the SME and RD&I Associate(s).

You will possess a degree or equivalent qualification in a science or business discipline. You will also have previous experience of working with businesses to deliver evidence based research and innovation-led projects. This role may suit someone seeking a part-time or portfolio role, and we welcome applications on that basis.

This post is part-funded through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the England 2014 to 2020 European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) Growth Programme.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Rob McKay, Keele Research and Innovation Support Programme Manager, 01782 733421

This post is open to internal candidates only. In order to be eligible to apply for this post you must be covered by any of the following:

a) Keele contract of employment
b) Work within a Keele University School/Department as an agency worker
Please contact if clarification is required.

Keele University values equality and diversity across our workforce and to ensuring our staff community is reflective of the diversity of our student population. In support of these commitments the University welcomes applications from individuals of Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds for all roles.

For full post details please visit:
Keele University employees wishing to apply should login to Employee Self Service and click on the 'View current vacancies' link.

Closing date for applications: 8th April 2019
Interviews will be held on: 24th April 2019
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