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Business Development Executive - Inverness

The Data Lab are looking to recruit a new BDE to join us in our new Inverness hub to be responsible for the Highlands and Islands geographic area in Scotland.

The BDE will be based in Inverness at An Lòchran, co-located with Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE), and will work closely with The Data Lab’s other hubs in Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow. The post will include significant travel across the HIE area, and there will be a limited amount of international travel.

This is a high profile role requiring a strong business development and technical background and will be a key role in delivering activities to support HIE’s investment in Phase 2 of The Data Lab. HIE aspires to generate sustainable economic growth in every part of the Highlands and Islands through supporting innovation, investment, internationalisation and inclusive growth.

The BDE’s target, over a five year period, will be to deliver their share of The Data Lab’s Business Development targets (circa 17%) ensuring a minimum of 25 industry led Research & Development projects are created, with a related spend of £500K. Over a ten year period The Data Lab aims to create at least £150m gross value add to the Scottish Economy.

Fixed-term until March 2024.

Contracts Manager

The Data Lab is recruiting a Contracts Manager to support the second phase of the £13.5M Centre by providing contractual and intellectual property support for The Data Lab for the wide range of projects and partnerships which The Data Lab supports, funds and participates in.

You will work with a wide range of industrial, academic and public sector partners and stakeholders across Scotland and the UK to structure projects, programmes and agreements. This includes managing the contracting process for projects funded by The Data Lab and for projects that The Data Lab participates in with external partners, supporting our Business Development and Project Development teams in project and collaboration development, and engaging with a range of public and private sector bodies on behalf of The Data Lab.

The Data Lab is one of eight Innovation Centres in Scotland, and has just been awarded £13.5M for its second Phase grant from the Scottish Funding Council, Scottish Enterprise and Highlands and Islands Enterprise to generate significant economic, social and scientific value to Scotland from data. Hosted by the University of Edinburgh, The Data Lab enables industry, public sector and world-class university researchers to innovate and develop new data science capabilities in a collaborative environment.

This post will be based in one of our four hubs – in Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow or Inverness.

Fixed-term until March 2024.

Closing date 23 November 2018.

Industrial Doctorate Vacancies

The Data Lab The Data Lab co-funds Industrial Doctorate programmes at Scottish Universities, in collaboration with Scottish industry or public sector organisations. These industrial doctorates are designed to support the development of data science talent at a PhD / EngD level, while facilitating collaboration between industry and academia through applied research projects.

If you are a prospective doctoral student looking to develop your data science career through an applied research project, please visit our Industrial Doctorates page to see our current vacancies.


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