Innovation Coordinator for Intellectual Property and Funding

Sedgefield - UK


This is an excellent opportunity for an individual with experience of Intellectual Property to further develop skills to help Kromek enhance its innovation activities, generate funds, and protect its IP.

The candidate will start by developing and administering methods of tracking opportunities for the further development of Kromek technologies, alongside the Innovation Director. They will work with technical leads to determine appropriate funding routes for their and areas and will work together in the writing of funding applications.

The candidate will also administer methods of tracking patent applications, work with technical parties to identify potential patenting opportunities, guide colleagues through the patenting process and report progress and cost to the Senior Managers.

Career progression could involve external formal training courses in Intellectual Property and application writing, leading to a recognised qualification. As the candidate becomes more experienced their responsibilities will grow to involve writing and evaluating patent application and funding proposals and identifying new opportunities in these areas.

The candidate should have an excellent grasp of science or engineering to enable the matching of Kromek technology to opportunities and the analysis of technical information. This will also require good quality communication skills, in particular reading and writing of technical documents.

The candidate will get a good view of Kromek’s technologies across the board including its sites in the UK and US.


  • Degree in physics, physical sciences, engineering, or biology preferred. Degrees in other scientific or engineering disciplines considered
  • Ability to work well both independently and as part of a team
  • Proven organisational skills with the ability to deliver to deadlines
  • Attention to detail and tenacity
  • Ability to influence others
  • Self-motivated and determined with a positive professional attitude
  • Experience of working with and training in Intellectual Property


  • Life Assurance.
  • Stakeholder pension scheme.
  • Share Options.
  • Private Health Insurance Scheme.
  • 25 days holiday plus statutory days.


About Kromek

Kromek Group plc is an international technology group (global HQ in the UK) and a leading developer and supplier of high-performance radiological and biological detection products as well as other advanced technologies. Using its technology platforms, Kromek designs, develops and produces x-ray and gamma-ray imaging and biological and radiation detection products for the medical, CBRNe security, Homeland Security and civil nuclear radiation detection markets.

The Group’s business model provides a vertically integrated technology offering to customers, from proof of concept to finished products, including software, electronics, mechanics and application specific integrated circuits (ASICs).

One of the Group’s products provides high-precision genome sequence information of pathogens found in air, bodily fluids and on surfaces, so, the technology is used for the detection and identification of infectious agents.

The Group has operations in the UK and US (California and Pennsylvania) and sells internationally through a combination of distributors, OEM and direct sales.

Innovation Coordinator for Intellectual Property and Funding

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