Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) Officer

Details

1034562
University of Surrey
25/10/2021
3 Months
6 hrs work a week
Not Applicable
 

Pay

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Description

Background
The Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) aims to accelerate the exploitation of current or recently completed EPSRC, STFC, ESRC, and MRC funded research, through the increased engagement with key stakeholders and project partners. This in turn will demonstrate the impact Surrey's research has had and is having on society in the UK, both socially and economically.
Purpose
We are seeking 2 assistants to help with preparing case studies on the accounts funded projects. This will entail working through the list of completed projects funded through the account, interacting with and helping the Principal Investigators (PIs) of those projects to determine the outcomes of the projects.
Outcomes may include training of individuals, further grant funding as a result of the project, interactions with new collaborators, commercialised intellectual property and patents, or publications. Working with Impact Acceleration and Knowledge Exchange Manager, Faraz Rizvi, and Commercialisation Fellow & Lecturer, Dr Michael Short, the assistants will help to develop the stories behind each of these completed projects to showcase the impact, successes and lessons learned behind the projects to give feedback to the IAA report and to produce media pieces for the website.
Additional Benefits
The opportunity will give the IAA Officers the chance to learn about what makes a successful grant application, how projects are formulated, planned and executed, and how a research idea can have its impact maximised through commercialisation, industrial participation, and community outreach. In addition, you will gain invaluable opportunities to network with PIs from across the universities to build your research network and learn from our talented community of innovators.
These IAA Officer posts have been created as 6 hrs/wk up to 3 months The candidates will be able to work remotely for most of the project.
Role and Responsibilities
• Support the IAA KE Manager and Commercialisation Fellow
• Under the direction of Tech Transfer, prepare case studies on the accounts funded projects
o Work through list of completed projects
o Interact with and help the PIs of those projects to determine the outcomes of their projects
o Help to develop the stories behind each of these completed projects to showcase the impact, successes and lessons learned behind the projects
o Input feedback to the IAA report
o Help produce media pieces for the website
Skills and Experience
• Currently a PhD Candidate in a scientific discipline
• Proficient in communicating professionally over email and in person
• Experience in preparing reports and a high level of writing
• Approachable, self-motivated, and flexible
• Excellent planning and organising skills
• Strong attention to detail
Home based
The pay rate is £15.82 per hour.

Interested candidates, please email Dr Michael Short (m.short@surrey.ac.uk) with a CV and short cover letter, explaining your interest in the role. Please do not hesitate to contact Dr Short with any informal queries should you have an interest in the role and would like to learn more.