UCL Department / Division: Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy
Location of position: London
Hours: Full Time (Job share considered)
Salary (inclusive of London allowance): £43,844 – £51,769 per annum

Duties and Responsibilities
The PETRAS National Centre of Excellence for IoT Systems Cybersecurity (PETRAS NCE) is a strategic initiative funded by EPSRC on behalf of UKRI via the Strategic Priorities Fund, to provide a national capability that enables the UK to become a world-leader in IoT and associated systems security through new knowledge and deep expertise creation.

PETRAS NCE will build on PETRAS’s work with 11 university partners and over 110 industrial and government User Partners, growing to an anticipated 20 university and 200 user partners, managing 60+ projects. It will operate as an autonomous centre, self-administering calls and funding contracts – operating effectively as a mini-funding body. The Centre will run two external Strategic Research Fund (SRF) – total £7m – calls that will be open to all UK HEIs, plus a responsive mode funding mechanism.

PETRAS NCE is currently recruiting two Impact Champions (Business Partnership Executives): one vacancy at UCL STEaPP and one vacancy at Imperial College London, but they serve all PETRAS NCE university partners.

The principal responsibilities of the Impact Champions (Business Partnership Executives) are relationship-building and pro-active bilateral communication, catalysing and promoting collaboration and knowledge transfer between the PETRAS NCE and universities, government departments, research councils and the private sector.

This post is funded until 31 March 2023 in the first instance.

Key Requirements
This role is primarily externally-facing, and is to stimulate collaboration, growth of the Centre’s activities and impact generation by brokering connections and promoting information flow to and from the Centre, to partners outside and the greater community.

The successful candidate must have experience in establishing and maintaining good relationships with project stakeholders including senior managers, funding agencies, and technical specialists. You will have excellent communication skills and self starter with the ability able to work openly across a broad community of stakeholders. Experience of foresight activities, organising workshops and mapping research and technology landscape is desirable.

For further information and to apply, please follow the link: PETRAS Impact Champion

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