Organisation STFC
Organisation Detail Science and Technology Facilities Council
Reference Number IRC249375
Location Didcot See on Map
Salary £48202 - £53558
Date Posted 15 May 2019
Grade RC-F
Contract Type Open Ended
Hours Full Time
Closing Date 09 June 2019
Interview Date

Brief Description

Salary: £48,202 - £53,558 per annum
Grade: F
Contract Type: Open-Ended
Hours: Full Time
Closing Date: 9th June 2019

Join our team

Are you passionate about applying advanced scientific techniques for creative solutions to drive innovation and strengthen UK industry? Can you translate your technical knowledge across disciplines and manage projects through to completion? Our team is looking for a Business Development Manager to support the industrial engagement strategy for our ISIS Neutron and Muon Source - a world-leading centre for research in the physical and life sciences.

About the role

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Business Development Team, part of the Business and Innovations Directorate (BID) as a Business Development Manager for the ISIS Neutron and Muon Source. BID’s role is to maximise the impact of STFC’s expertise, facilities and intellectual property.

You will work with and support the scientific and engineering staff to understand how the facility can help address the many and varied challenges faced by industry, and to grow and build relationships with industry and maximise their impact.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • coordinating and building engagement activities for ISIS
  • working in collaboration with beamline Scientists interacting with researchers and scientists within the User community, developing partnerships with key universities with complementary skills and capabilities and their industrial collaborators
  • support opportunities through all stages of development, from approval process to project completion/publication
  • identifying and attracting new industrial users to the facility
  • developing relationships with our existing industrial partners
  • pitching and presenting to STFC visitors and supporting VIP visits.

About Us

The Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is a partner organisation within UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). UKRI is a new entity that brings together nine partners to create an independent organisation with a strong voice for research and innovation, and a vision to ensure the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation. 

STFC’s ISIS facility is a world-leading centre for research in the physical and life sciences, producing beams of neutrons and muons that allow scientists to study materials at the atomic level.

Organization Description

UK Research and Innovation is a new entity that brings together nine partners to create an independent organisation with a strong voice for research and innovation, and a vision to ensure the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation. More information can be found at

The Science and Technology Facilities Council is a world-leading multi-disciplinary science organisation, and our goal is to deliver economic, societal, scientific and international benefits to the UK and its people – and more broadly to the world.

Shortlisting and Interview Criteria

About you

It is essential you have a degree in physical sciences or engineering, or demonstrable equivalent experience, along with experience of research and/or development using neutrons or muons. Experience of research with other large facility techniques such as x-rays may also be considered.

You will have experience of industry engagement and building collaborations.

A PhD in a physical science discipline and a membership of a professional institution is desirable.


We offer a benefits package designed to provide an excellent work/life balance including 30 days’ annual leave, 10.5 public and privilege days, Christmas closure, flexible working hours, a workplace nursery, an exceptional pension scheme, and social and sporting activities and societies. A relocation allowance may also be available where applicable.

UKRI supports research in areas that include animal health, agriculture and food security, and bioscience for health which includes research on animals, genetic modification and stem cell research. Whilst you may not have direct involvement in this type of research, you should consider whether this conflicts with your personal values or beliefs.

To enable us to hire the very best people we will conduct a full and comprehensive pre-employment check as an essential part of the recruitment process on all individuals that are offered a position with UKRI. This will include a security check and an extreme organisations affiliation check.

Employee Benefits
UK Research and Innovation recognises and values employees as individuals and aim to provide a pay and rewards package that motivates staff to perform to the best of their ability. The reward package includes a flexible working scheme, a Career Average Revalued Earnings pension scheme, 30 days annual leave allowance and a number of other benefits.

Developing Talent
We are committed to developing employees in their roles throughout their career. Learning and development plans enable employees to continue their professional development through training and development opportunities such as e-learning, classroom training and on-the-job experiences. We encourage our employees to share their learning across teams and organisations.

Equal Opportunities
We strive to make decisions based on individual merit and ability. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and promote equality of opportunity in accordance with the Equality Act 2010. As holders of Disability Confident Employer status, we guarantee to interview all applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.

As this job does not fulfil the Home Office Code of Practice criterion for obtaining sponsored migrant worker status we will be unable to apply for sponsorship for anyone not eligible to work in the UK. At interview, all shortlisted candidates are required to bring with them identification documents and original documents that prove they hold or can obtain the right to work in the UK. You can check your eligibility here:  

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