Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Unleash Your Passion for Science Entrepreneurship: Programme Lead Role at Royal Society of Chemistry


Do you see yourself as a champion for science-driven innovation? Are you eager to empower the next generation of deep-tech chemistry entrepreneurs and propel groundbreaking ideas to success? If so, this Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) job opportunity is for you.

Join us as the programme lead for entrepreneurship development and play a pivotal role in shaping the future of science entrepreneurship. In this permanent role, you’ll spearhead the design and delivery of impactful knowledge events, fostering a thriving ecosystem for ambitious deep tech ventures.

This Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) job opportunity is an hybrid role 

  • It offers flexibility
  • Collaborate in our Cambridge or London offices when needed.
  • Work remotely within the UK with occasional travel and office visits (at least one day per week).

About the RSC:

  • Established over 180 years ago, we foster solutions for industry challenges in the chemical sciences.
  • We support innovative SMEs aiming to solve global problems.
  • We advocate for policies that benefit chemical science businesses and innovation.

Building on the momentum of our “Igniting innovation” report, we’re committed to:

  • Empowering aspiring entrepreneurs with crucial knowledge and skills.
  • Nurturing promising ideas and scaling successful ventures.
  • Breaking down barriers for progress in deep tech chemistry.

In this role, you’ll wear the hat of a changemaker:

  • Champion: Spearheaded the strategic development and delivery of a comprehensive portfolio of knowledge events, empowering deep tech chemistry ventures with crucial insights and connections.
  • Architect: Design and execute engaging workshops, mentoring sessions, and networking opportunities, crafting a vibrant ecosystem for entrepreneurial growth.
  • Connector: Cultivate a robust network of stakeholders – investors, academics, industry leaders, and policymakers – to propel ventures towards success.
  • Mentor: Offer insightful guidance and access to valuable resources, propelling aspiring entrepreneurs on their journeys.
  • Advocate: Champion diversity and inclusion, ensuring equal opportunities for all in the dynamic world of science entrepreneurship.
  • Evaluator: Analyze program effectiveness, continuously refining approaches to maximize impact.

You’re the ideal candidate if you:

  • Possess a science-related degree or equivalent experience.
  • Deeply understand the needs of deep tech startups and scaleups.
  • Have proven business development and engagement skills.
  • Maintain a strong network within the UK’s deep tech ecosystem.
  • Experience planning and delivering online/in-person events (including training).
  • Thrive in a fast-paced environment with initiative and organization.
  • Collaborate effectively, sharing ideas and problem-solving skills.

Ready to make a lasting impact?

Submit your CV and a supporting statement (max 500 words) highlighting your expertise and passion for this role. Seize this chance to shape the future of science entrepreneurship with the RSC! Also, check out other  Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) job opportunity on the website.

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