Here are vacant commercialisation roles (including knowledge/technology transfer positions) within PraxisUnico members organisations.
For roles covering research policy, management, support plus more, please see those posted on the Research website
Technology Transfer Manager - Software (Permanent)
Isis Innovation - University of Oxford
Isis Innovation Ltd is the highly successful technology transfer company owned by the University of Oxford, commercialising the research generated by the University. The Technology Transfer Group has an exciting opportunity to join its highly motivated and successful team in the role of Technology Transfer Manager, focusing on new software developed at the University. The key responsibilities of the role are:
- Working with and influencing world-leading academics to commercialise new universitydeveloped software, mainly for use in the life science sector
- Identifying commercial strategies for transferring software to industry, including marketing to potential end-users
- Developing appropriate software licensing contracts, in conjunction with legal experts
- Successfully negotiating software licencing deals, with both large and small companies
- Managing and administering post-deal activity, including upgrades and renewals
The successful candidate will have a computer science degree or equivalent, with a PhD desirable, but not essential. Preferably they have appreciation and experience of life science applications. Candidates with a degree in life science and experience in advanced software applications would also be considered. In both cases they will have a good appreciation of software gained either in a commercial or technical role.
See the full advertisement for further details.
Contact: Sarah Barton - firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: 22 May 2013
Anderson Law LLP
Salary £50,000 - £60,000 per annum
Anderson Law LLP (together with its predecessor, Anderson & Company) has been advising clients on IP, IT and commercial law matters for nearly 20 years. Its client base includes technology-based companies and leading universities.
We are looking for someone (probably 2-3 years PQE) who:
- Has excellent technical legal skills
- Probably has at least 2 years’ experience of advising on international IT/IP contracts
- Has an engaging personality and the necessary personal qualities to be the lead lawyer in negotiations and work with clients’ sales and management representatives
- Is self-motivated and ambitious to keep learning and to achieve excellence across a range of IP and IT practice areas
- Wants to work in a specialist, growing law firm on a long-term basis
Contact: Mark Anderson: email@example.com
Closing date: 27 May 2013
Intellectual Property Manager
University of Reading
Salary £37,382 to £45,941 per annum
Within our legal and commercial team, you will have responsibility for managing, protecting, commercialising & developing the University's Intellectual Property in the interface between research and business.
You will negotiate and influence a wide range of IP contracts in commercial, research and enterprise activities and advise on related matters. Our aim is to achieve value from both new income and also from developing collaborative relationships and enabling use of our IP in creative ways by a wide range of partners.
You will have:
· a science degree; a legal/ IP qualification or relevant experience; significant practical experience in negotiation of IP deals and managing IP
· knowledge of Contract and Intellectual Property Law
· the ability to think clearly and critically to make robust decisions and recommendations and to carry these through effectively
· the ability to communicate clearly and effectively with external parties, academic colleagues and management at all levels
· an ability to work under pressure and simultaneously progress a number of projects towards deadlines
· awareness of legal & commercial issues arising in public sector and industry interactions
Previous experience of working in IP management is essential and IP/ knowledge transfer experience in a Higher Education environment is desirable.
Interview date: 13 June 2013
Contact: Andrew Carlin, 0118 378 4462 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: 30 May 2013
Assistant Business Development Manager (Research & Innovation)
Public Health England
Salary £26,492 - £33,816 per annum
Public Health England (PHE), a new executive agency of the UK Department of Health, is looking to recruit an Assistant Business Development Manager based at Porton Down near Salisbury. This is an entry-level managerial vacancy (£26,492 - £28,082 pa starting salary) with plenty of training and civil service career progression opportunities for the right candidate. The post holder will support and report to the Senior Business Development Manager leading on Innovation, Research & Technical Microbiology Services, and help generate new business opportunities and enable a variety of commercial and R&D services.
Candidates must hold a good honours degree in appropriate subject, preferably with qualifications in project management (e.g. PRINCE2) and/or licensing (e.g. RTTP or CLP). We are looking for someone with proven post-graduate experience in key business-related functions, especially project and financial management control, negotiation, contracts, delivery, customer relationship and reporting. Excellent team working, communication and interpersonal skills and a good understanding of relevant markets, public sector finance and procurement rules would be advantageous. We value the ability to evaluate information critically and reach appropriate conclusions on time by prioritising work load. Although Porton-based, it would be necessary to travel frequently on business. Once in post, we require the post holder to obtain security clearance at SC level (sponsored by the Agency).
PHE (~5500 staff and £1 billion budget) is UK’s no. 1 public sector research establishment in terms of external income generation (~£200m pa). With a significant IP portfolio, it is committed to ensuring that its capabilities and discoveries are effectively developed and exploited in partnership with industry in order to benefit public health in the UK and globally. PHE’s corporate business development department (24 staff) is responsible for innovation, IP, commercial strategy, marketing, contract negotiation, customer relationships, and participation in various management teams. PHE promotes diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunities employer.
Contact: Dr S.S. Vasan, email@example.com
Closing date: 3 June 2013
Research & Knowledge Exchange - Key Account Manager (Full-time/Permanent)
Manchester Metropolitan University
Salary: £38,522 - £44,607 per annum
Manchester Metropolitan University is one of the UK's largest and most popular Universities. We are the University for World Class Professionals.
The University is committed to building strong and enduring relationships with local authorities and associated organisations in the Greater Manchester area, focusing on meeting their needs and thereby increasing the University's innovation activity, impact and income.
This is an exciting opportunity to join us in transforming the way we engage. Working with academic experts across the University, the role is to identify and develop complex client relationships. You will work to agreed objectives, in line with the University's Research and Knowledge Exchange strategy.
We are seeking candidates with a proven track record of success in managing complex client relationships, generating income and impact. You will be strategically focused with an excellent grasp of Higher Education Knowledge Exchange and local authority concerns. Qualified to degree level, you will also have exceptional communications interpersonal and negotiating skills.
Contact: Mark Ratcliffe on M.Ratcliffe@mmu.ac.uk
Closing date: 4 June 2013
Deputy Head of Technology Transfer Group
University of Oxford
We are now recruiting for two Deputy Heads of Technology Transfer. Successful candidates will report into and work closely with the Head of Technology Transfer and Consulting to develop and deliver successful growth strategies across the Group. The roles will involve providing day to day leadership to highly capable Technology Transfer Team Leaders, helping them to achieve ambitious business goals, and turning some of the world’s most exciting technology into commercial reality.
The position of Deputy Head of Technology Transfer will be responsible for:
- Developing strong relationships of influence with senior and high profile stakeholders
- Managing the performance of the Technology Transfer Managers, ensuring they are highly motivated, skilled and developing professionally
- Managing finance and profitability
- Supporting the Technology Transfer Managers to manage their projects’ profitability by optimising revenue whilst delivering strong client satisfaction
- Maintaining and strengthening the relationship between Isis and the University/external organisations
Contact: Sarah Barton - firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: 5 June 2013
Director of Technology Commercialisation
University of Leicester
Salary dependent on experience
At Leicester we’re going places. Ranked in the top 20 universities in Britain our aim is to climb further. A commitment to high quality fused with an inclusive academic culture is our hallmark and led the Times Higher Education to describe us as “elite without being elitist”.
As Director of Technology Commercialisation you will be responsible for the successful creation and implementation of the University's Technology Commercialisation Strategy. This will include negotiating and securing income, supporting the University’s Colleges and managing the technology transfer division within the department of Enterprise and Business Development.
Contact: Ms Caroline Quest, Director of Enterprise & Business Development, on email@example.com or 0116 252 2487
Closing date: 5 June 2013
Technology Associate (Physical Science)
Salary range: £27,000 – £36,000 pa depending on experience
Cambridge Enterprise Limited encourages and supports the commercialisation of knowledge from all parts of the University of Cambridge through activities in knowledge and technology transfer, new company creation, provision of seed funds and consultancy.
We are now looking for a Technology Associate to join our Physical Sciences team. The successful applicant will support Technology Managers in the evaluation, protection, marketing and licensing of University ideas, from initial contacts with academic inventors to successful commercialisation. The post holder will work with academics and potential licensees to raise the profile of Cambridge Enterprise and to promote collaborations with industry and external parties.
The successful applicant will have a background in chemistry, physics, material science or engineering preferably evidenced by a Ph.D. and/or research experience, together with an interest in managing and commercialising intellectual property. Knowledge of the patenting process, licensing, marketing or other aspects of technology transfer, and experience in a commercial environment, would be advantageous.
Applicants will be well-organised, proficient in MS Office and excellent team workers and communicators with a real desire to learn and to become involved in a wide range of tasks. The throughput is high so an ability to prioritise and handle a number of projects simultaneously while maintaining an active customer interface is very important.
Interviews will be held during the week commencing 17th June 2013.
Contact: Caroline Knightley, HR Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org or +44 (0)1223 760339
Closing date: 7 June 2013
Intellectual Property and Contracts Administrator
University of Leeds
£20,764 – 29,541 p.a.
As a proactive, motivated and organised administrator with excellent communication skills and attention to detail, you will be responsible for intellectual property and contract administration within the University’s central Commercialisation team in one of the largest research intensive universities in the Russell Group.
You will need to be able to implement and manage systems, administer the IP and contracts database, proactively monitor and communicate patent formalities and actions, administer contracts, patent budgets and disbursements, and liaise with key parties (including University academic and innovation staff, and companies), providing reports as required.
We may consider candidates, with appropriate transferable skills, who could undertake this position as a developmental role to build their specific knowledge in intellectual property formalities administration. The selection process for this post will include an interview and additional selection tests which we anticipate will take place on Friday 5 July 2013.
Job reference: CSRIS0026.
Contact: Sarah Jarmin; tel +44 (0)113 343 0905, email S.J.Jarmin@leeds.ac.uk
Closing date: 10 June 2013