University of Oxford

University of Oxford

Business Partnerships Manager (Medical Sciences)

United Kingdom

Closing in 5 days

Business Partnerships Manager (Medical Sciences)

Joint Research Office, Boundary Brook House, Old Road Campus, Oxford

This is available as a secondment opportunity. Part-time (minimum 0.8 FTE) would be considered.

The Business Partnerships Office (BPO)in the Medical Sciences Division (MSD) is seeking to appoint a Business Partnerships Manager. Working with business has been highlighted as a growth area in the university's strategic plan and this position offers an excellent opportunity to develop an exciting career at the interface of academia, business and government. Oxford University is the UK sector lead for industrial research income (£477m in 2023) and the BPO are responsible for the oversight and management of several of the key university business relationships underpinning this activity.

The BPO performs a core function for the division by facilitating the delivery of strategic research partnerships with businesses to encourage knowledge exchange and support the translation of Oxford's research. This involves a mixture of business development and market analysis, networking, relationship building and strategic partnership management. The work of the team is diverse, stimulating and rewarding and we perform an important role in the university's mission of advancing medical research and delivering impact through our business partnerships.

In this role the post-holder will help the division to identify new opportunities for partnership with businesses and public bodies as well as supporting the management and growth of existing relationships. They will work closely with academics and clinicians from across the Medical Sciences Division and our associated NHS Trusts to identify opportunities for partnership and support strategic initiatives and research capabilities (e.g. new institutes). Opportunities will be facilitated for the post-holder to develop strong internal and external networks with a wide range of senior stakeholders engaged in biomedical research in order to connect Oxford's capabilities with business needs.

The ideal candidate will be highly scientifically literate, a fast learner with experience in external engagement and partnerships and combine strong relationship skills with a good technical knowledge of current themes in biomedical and translational health research to converse with experts in corporate, NHS and university environments.

This position is available immediately for a fixed term until 31 July 2025 in the first instance with the potential for renewal. In addition, a blend of working from home and on-site working will also be considered.

For an informal discussion please email DrCharlotte Bell at [email protected] .

This is a full-time post, however part-time (minimum 0.8 FTE) would be considered.

The University as an employer genuinely cares about employees' wellbeing and this is reflected in the range of benefits that we offer including:

• An excellent contributory pension scheme

• 38 days annual leave

• A comprehensive range of childcare services

• Family leave schemes

• EAP (Employee Assistance Programme)

• Cycle loan scheme

• Discounted bus travel and Season Ticket travel loans

The University also runs many social groups and sports clubs for those looking for more than just a great place to work.

All applications must include a CV and a Supporting Statement clearly stating how you meet the essential criteria.

Closing date for this position is 12 noon: Tuesday 4 June 2024. Interviews will be held on either 11th, 12th, or 13th June 2024

Contact Person : Alison Ding Vacancy ID : 172796 Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 04-Jun-2024 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 8 Contact Email : [email protected] Salary (£) : £45,585 - £54,395 per annum (pro-rata for part time)

Job details


Business Partnerships Manager (Medical Sciences)


University of Oxford


United Kingdom


May 09, 2024

Application deadline

June 04, 2024

Job type



Business and Economics,Medicine

About the employer

The University of Oxford is the oldest university in the English-speaking world, and is actually so ancient that its founding date is unknown – though it is thought that teaching took place there as early as the 11th century. It’s located in and around the medieval city center of Oxford, dubbed “the dreaming city of spires” by the 19th century poet Matthew Arnold, and comprises 44 colleges and halls as well as the largest library system in the UK. 

There are 22,000 students at Oxford in total, around half of whom are undergraduates, while 40 per cent are international students. A quarter of the city of Oxford’s residents are students, giving the city the youngest population in the UK. 

The University of Oxford does not have a main campus, its buildings and facilities instead being scattered around the medieval city center. Its colleges each have a distinctive character and traditions often dating back centuries. Colleges are self-governing institutions to which students usually apply directly. There are four academic divisions within Oxford University: Humanities, Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences; Medical Sciences; and Social Sciences. The university’s particular strength is the sciences, and it is ranked number one in the world for medicine.

Oxford is a youthful and cosmopolitan city with plenty to see and do. There are dozens of historic and iconic buildings, including the Bodleian Libraries, Ashmolean Museum, Sheldonian Theatre, the cathedral, and the colleges themselves.  Students can choose to spend their time studying or avail themselves of the many extracurricular activities available. There’s a strong musical life at Oxford, with clubs and societies spanning all genres, from jazz, through to classical and folk. Oxford is also ranked highly for sport, with its top rowers taking part every year in the world-famous boat race with the University of Cambridge on the River Thames. Drama lovers are also well catered for, with one of the largest and most vibrant university drama scenes in the country.

Oxford has an alumni network of over 250,000 individuals, including more than 120 Olympic medalists, 26 Nobel Prize winners, seven poets laureate, and over 30 modern world leaders (including Bill Clinton, Aung San Suu Kyi, Indira Ghandi and 26 UK Prime Ministers). 

It has a friendly rivalry with Cambridge for the title of best university in the UK and is regularly ranked as being one of the top three universities in the world. Notable Oxford thinkers and scientists include Tim Berners-Lee, Stephen Hawking and Richard Dawkins.

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