Edinburgh Innovations is the University of Edinburgh’s commercialisation service. Welcome to our careers hub where we showcase all the available jobs across the business.

When you join Edinburgh Innovations, you join a diverse team of professionals who help explore opportunities, build ideas and deliver results. At Edinburgh Innovations you will create an impact, explore our vacancies to start your career at EI.

Open Positions

Business Development Executive

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Reference 050189 | Closing Date 20 November 2019

As a Business Development Executive at Edinburgh Innovations you will join an expanding, enthusiastic team delivering translation and commercialisation services for academic staff in one of the world’s leading universities in a city regularly voted one of the best places to live in the UK.

You will provide proactive business development services for academic staff at the University of Edinburgh, primarily in the University’s College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine.

There is one post available focusing in the human healthcare space.

We are seeking dynamic, proactive candidates with technical expertise in areas of life sciences of relevance to the human health research institutes (the Usher Institute of Population Health Sciences and Informatics, the MRC Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine, the Institute for Regeneration and Repair, the Queen’s Medical Research Institute and Edinburgh Neuroscience).

As the first point of contact for all commercialisation activities supported by EI in the targeted area, you will need to develop effective relationships with academic staff and understand their research interests and activities and be able to identify translational opportunities.

This is a diverse and challenging role requiring a confident and highly motivated professional with experience in business development, industrial engagement, translation of research and external relations. A background in data led healthcare is desirable though not essential. Experience of, contractual negotiation is also desirable.

Informal enquiries can be directed to Dr Andrea Taylor

Graphic Designer -Maternity cover

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Reference 050487 | Closing Date 29 November 2019

Are you a talented graphic designer with strong concept development skills? Are you a team player who can drive design solutions forward across a range of channels? This could be the perfect role for you.

Edinburgh Innovations seeks an experienced graphic designer to provide creative solutions to engage with EI’s audiences, including academic staff, students and industry partners, across a range of digital and traditional media.

You will join a busy and creative team, actively providing input on projects and presenting design ideas to EI colleagues. You will be expected to quickly understand our audiences and work together with the team and external suppliers to produce high quality design output.


Informal enquiries can be directed to Kerena Hendry

Investment Analyst

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Reference 050488 | Closing Date 06 December 2019

Edinburgh Innovations seeks an investment Analyst to support the Fund Manager and Investment Executive in the day to day management of Old College Capital (OCC) and Edinburgh Technology Fund (ETF). Old College Capital (OCC) is a Scottish Limited Partnership (SLP) and the in-house venture capital investment fund of the University of Edinburgh (UoE).

The post holder will have responsibility for supporting the overall development and execution of transactions for both funds, whilst taking the lead on internal recordkeeping, analysis and reporting for ETF.

Main responsibilities include:

  • Researching and evaluating investment propositions, including industry, market sizing and competitor analysis.
  • Assist in executing investment transactions
  • Internal recordkeeping, analysis and reporting for the ETF portfolio.
  • Engaging with ETF portfolio companies as the lead point of contact.
  • Support the development of OCC, ETF and Edinburgh Innovation’s investment activity.

Informal enquiries can be directed to Simon Durrant