Innovation Lead - Quantum Technologies Field Based

Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited
Swindon, UK
11 Sep 2019
02 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Experienced Innovation Lead required to join UKRI working on the Quantum Technology programme.

Your new company
UK Research & Innovation is a new organisation which works in partnership with universities, research organisations, businesses, charities, and government departments to create the best possible environment for research and innovation to flourish. UKRI aims to maximise the contribution of each of our component parts, working individually and collectively. Operating across the whole of the UK with a combined budget of more than £7 billion, UKRI brings together the seven Research Councils, Innovate UK and Research England.

Your new role
You will be joining the ISCF team where you will be integral in supporting the science and technology innovations that will grow the UK economy and improve productivity for the future. You will be working on the Quantum Technology challenge meaning you will be at the cutting-edge of research and development in this specialist area. You will enjoy a varied, challenging and exciting role where you will build strong working relationships with a variety of external stakeholders including commercial businesses, government departments and research organisations. You will lead on the implementation of a group of projects by working with industry leaders to ensure they meet their objectives to deliver new products and services within the Quantum market in a timely manner. You will utilise your technical knowledge of Quantum Technologies, or a relevant industry, and proven communication skills to offer advice and guidance to key external stakeholders on what needs to be done to achieve the desired results.

What you'll need to succeed
Technical understanding and relevant experience of Quantum Technology, or a related industry, is key as you will need to be able to advise stakeholders on the status of the programmes whilst engaging with relevant organisations to bring attention to the opportunity for funding in areas of innovation. You will be degree-educated in a subject relevant to Quantum Technology alongside demonstrable experience of liaising with a variety of stakeholders who have competing priorities. Related industries include electronics, photonics, computing and semi-conductors therefore you may have worked within these environments previously. This is a field-based role therefore you'll need to be able to travel across the UK frequently.

What you'll get in return
With a highly flexible working environment at your disposal and a wide range of training and mentoring opportunities available, UKRI is an excellent choice for those looking to enhance their skills and experience. In addition to this you'll earn a competitive salary with 30 days holiday plus bank holidays. This role is being offered on a permanent basis.

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