Innovation Network Manager (Q-LABS)

London Centre for Nanotechnology

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UCL, Gower Street, London, UK


  • Posted on: 06th Jan 2022
  • Salary: £36,770 - £44,388 per annum
  • REF: 1881600
  • Closes: 30th January 2022
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time, Part Time

Duties and Responsibilities

The LCN is an interdisciplinary enterprise between University College London, Kings College London and Imperial College London. In bringing together world-class infrastructure and leading nanotechnology research activities, the Centre aims to attain the critical mass to compete with the best facilities abroad.

The role will support the Q-LABS initiative, which aims to be a London-based innovation centre focussed on facilitating commercial activity in quantum computation and simulation. To establish a presence within the UK quantum sector, Q-LABS will form and manage an innovation network that will engage with multiple external stakeholders to nurture partnerships and form an interdisciplinary community.

This is an exciting opportunity to be involved with an emerging initiative. The role will lead the innovation network for the Q-LABS initiative. The post holder will be responsible for establishing, and maintaining a network for Q-LABS, hosting workshops, events, and seminars to enable networking and knowledge transfer between members.

The post is funded until 31 August 2022 with possibility of extension.

Key Requirements

Candidates must have a background in planning and leading events, and in developing and maintaining relationships with a wide range of stakeholders. The ideal candidate would have experience of managing an innovation network, of a similar initiative, with excellent communication and time management skills, and with the ability work well under pressure and to use initiative to ensure tasks are completed accurately, and on-time.

Further Details

A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page.

To apply for the vacancy please click on the Apply Now button below.

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact Denise Ottley,, at the London Centre for Nanotechnology, or 17-19 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AH, for advice.

Informal enquiries regarding the vacancy can be made to Professor Paul Warburton,

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We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

Closing Date

30 Jan 2022

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