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Vacancy - Commercialisation Manager for Social Sciences


Are you keen to work in a fast paced, dynamic and innovative environment? Do you have experience in developing new collaborations between education or research institutions and external partners? Do you have excellent project management skills and the ability to build sustainable external partnerships?

The LSSI is a vibrant research Institute that works to support and enhance the social sciences across the University.  It fosters interdisciplinary and international research collaborations, promotes relations with external partners in the public, private and third sectors and builds capacity through the provision of training and skills development for the next generation of research leaders.

We are looking for a Commercialisation Manager who will be responsible for new commercialisation opportunities arising from research.  You will be expected to further develop skills and knowledge in (intellectual property) IP management and commercialisation.  You will be responsible for the development and management of a commercialisation strategy for the Leeds Social Sciences Institute, working collaboratively with colleagues across the University you will identify research outputs with potential for commercialisation.

The role will play a pivotal role in a sustainable strategy and institutional capacity for growth in commercialisation in social sciences.  This will include project management of early stage  commercial opportunities and supporting commercial development in Social Sciences.

You will have significant experience of managing complex projects with good evaluation, planning and project management skills.  You will have an educational background in social sciences and demonstrate experience of commercialisation of research.  The ability to effectively engage with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders is essential to this role.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Professor Louise Waite, Director of the Leeds Social Sciences Institute


Cheryl Harris, Institute Manager LSSI 


Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Social Sciences
School/Institute:  Leeds Social Sciences Institute
Category:  Professional & Managerial
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £34,304 to £40,927 p.a.
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (until 31 March 2023)
Release Date:  Tuesday 08 February 2022
Closing Date:  Tuesday 22 February 2022
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  ESLSS1083
Downloads:  Candidate Brief

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