Appointment of external members to the Strategic Business Ventures Group
The University of Aberdeen is one of the UK’s oldest and most distinguished universities. Ranked amongst the Top 150 universities in the world and in the Top 5 for UK graduate employment, Aberdeen has a diverse and vibrant community of 15,000 students, 3,000 staff and annual turnover of £230million. The University plays a crucial role in an internationally important region of Scotland and is committed to building further on its history and international reputation for teaching and research excellence. The University is seeking to appoint two individuals to serve as members of its Strategic Business Ventures Group. The group operates with the devolved authority of the University Court to make final decisions on spin out creation and monitor investments in spin outs and subsidiary companies. It is further responsible for final decisions on equity disposal and distribution of resulting income.
Applications are invited from individuals with a history of entrepreneurship and/ or management in the commercial and industrial sectors. Successful applicants will be able to demonstrate in depth knowledge of the challenges of technology commercialisation and / or bring considerable experience of financing and investment particularly where relevant to early stage technology companies. Appointees will bring strategic vision to the role advising on development of commercial opportunities commensurate with Aberdeen’s position as an internationally competitive research based University.
Expressions of interest are welcomed from all qualified individuals regardless of background. The expected time commitment is attendance (in person or by teleconference) at four meetings of the group per year. The position is unremunerated but appropriate expenses are paid. The positions are tenable for a period of three years in the first instance. The commencement date is will be in Autumn 2018.
Applicants should submit a letter of application and a brief CV to Dr Elizabeth Rattray, Director, Research & Innovation, University of Aberdeen by clicking APPLY
Applications should be received by noon on August 24th 2018