KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER PARTNERSHIP
A Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) is a three-way project between a company, a university and a graduate (known as an Associate), which enables the transfer of knowledge, technology and skills to which the company currently has no access. Supported by the university, KTP Associates manage strategic projects within the company.
A KTP can help graduates to enhance their career prospects by providing them with an opportunity to manage a challenging project, which allows them to use their degree, and is central to an organisation’s strategic development and long-term growth.
Whilst the Associate leads the KTP project, they are supported by experienced staff from the company and university. They are also assigned a KTP Adviser, who supports them in maintaining good working relationships within the partnership and in planning their professional development in broad terms.
For more information visit http://ktp.innovateuk.org.
The University of Essex in partnership with Vertical Future limited offers an exciting opportunity to a graduate with the relevant skills and knowledge to undertake research and development to apply the latest theories in plant physiology to optimise light conditions in totally controlled vertical farms. Benefits include savings in costs and time through shortened growing cycles and reduced energy use.
This post is fixed term for 24 months and is based at Vertical Future’s R&D site in London.
DUTIES OF THE POST
The duties of the post will include:
With travel to the Head Office at London Bridge:
3 More London
London SE1 2RE
And the Manufacturing site in Bishop’s Stortford:
Units 4 & 5
At the University of Essex, internationalism and diversity is central to who we are and what we do. We are committed to being a cosmopolitan, internationally oriented university that is welcoming to staff and students from all countries, faiths and backgrounds, where you can find the world in one place.
To support this commitment we have our Global Forum, a staff-led network that promotes and celebrates the rich cultural diversity among Essex staff, and our Colchester campus based Faith Centre, which hosts regular services, meetings and events organised by our chaplains and faith representatives.
Please see the attached job pack, which contains a full job description and person specification which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role plus more information relating to the post. We recommend you read this information carefully before making an application. Applications should be made on-line, but if you would like advice or help in making an application, or need information in a different format, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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