CAREERS

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 048892 | Closing Date 23 August 2019

As a Business Development Executive at Edinburgh Innovations, you will join an expanding, enthusiastic team delivering commercialisation services for academic staff at 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 School of Chemistry.

There is one post available. You will need a strong scientific background preferably in chemistry, industry experience and a proven record of business development in the industry-university interface.

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.

This is a diverse and challenging role requiring a confident and highly motivated professional with proven experience in business development, industrial engagement, translation of research, contractual negotiation and conclusion, and external relations.

Informal enquiries can be direct to Dr John Jeffrey – John.Jeffrey@ei.ed.ac.uk


Business Development Executive 

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Reference 049017 | Closing Date 30 August 2019

We are seeking dynamic, proactive candidates with experience of developing new business opportunities in areas of relevance to human health research.

As a Business Development Executive at Edinburgh Innovations, you will join an expanding, enthusiastic team delivering new business opportunities at one of the world’s leading universities, in a city regularly voted one of the best places to live in the UK.

On a daily basis you’ll engage and visit a range of new client companies, seeking out new opportunities to secure funding through academic/industry research collaboration. This is an exciting opportunity to work with the University of Edinburgh’s world class College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine and engage with all aspects of related industry.

There are two posts available, both focusing on developing industry links to our five 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 developing new business in the targeted areas, you will construct effective and compelling propositions to industry, enabling a range of new revenue opportunities for the University.

This is a new role requiring a confident and highly motivated professional with experience in developing compelling propositions, industrial engagement, and opportunity development.

Informal enquiries can be directed to Lorraine Kerr Lorraine.Kerr@ei.ed.ac.uk.