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
Intellectual Property and Commercialisation Manager
University of Leeds
£30,424 - £36,298 p.a.
This post provides an exciting opportunity to play a role in the development of commercialisation activities in one of the largest research intensive universities in the Russell Group.
The University has around 35 active spinout companies with 7 of those listed on the investment markets in addition to a significant portfolio of technology licences. To accelerate the impact of its leading research the University also manages sizeable proof of market and proof of concept funds.
The University has placed innovation and impact as a key objective in an ambitious strategy and is seeking to expand its commercialisation activities. In line with this we are working to ensure we can fully realise the potential impact of our research by embedding commercialisation support into different stages of our research, impact and innovation cycles.
This is a challenging role requiring an energetic and self-motivated individual to assist in the generation, management and commercialisation of University of Leeds Intellectual Property (IP) portfolio. You will have a background in one or more of the following fields; physical sciences, engineering or informatics and an interest in technology-related business development. You will have strong analytical, planning and implementation skills with good IP knowledge and experience of innovation processes in a commercial environment. The ability to effectively engage with internal and external stakeholders is essential to this role. You will have responsibility for IP project identification, commercial due diligence, managing and assessing proof of concepts right through to exploitation of the University’s IP portfolio. You will inform decision-making and will actively support IP protection processes while aligning research outputs with commercial development roadmaps. You will be expected to further develop skills and knowledge in IP management and commercialisation.
Interviews are expected to be held week commencing 25 Nov 2013
Closing date: 14 November 2013
Business Development Manager: Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP)
University of the Arts London
Salary £35,181 to £42,208 per annum (pro rata)
Fixed Term (until 31st July 2015) & part time (21 hours per week)
We are looking for a highly skilled business development manager to work collaboratively with College-based Enterprise colleagues to support the development of knowledge exchange projects and opportunities across the University of the Arts London (UAL), specifically supporting the redevelopment of UAL’s portfolio of Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs).
This will be achieved by pro-actively initiating discussions with UAL academic staff and Enterprise colleagues across UAL’s Colleges, in order to identify new opportunities for developing KTP projects and taking the lead on client liaison and project management for all KTP projects, with the aim of re-establishing a high quality and broad portfolio of KTP projects. Crucially, the Business Development Manager will also pro-actively engage in industry networking to identify new clients and potential opportunities for KTP projects at UAL, while successfully cross-selling other UAL Enterprise services.
Interviews to be held on: Tuesday 17th Dec 2013
Contact: Kieran Thompson, Recruitment & Resourcing Officer, email: email@example.com
Closing date: 8 December 2013
Knowledge Exchange Officer, Ingenuity Plus
University of Nottingham
£27,854 - £36,298
A Knowledge Exchange Officer (KEO) is sought to support the delivery the £1.7m Ingenuity Plus project which is part-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through a grant of £680,200. Ingenuity Plus is a strategic SME engagement programme incorporating a number of project elements. It draws heavily on the University’s track record in developing SME networks and relationships, including a strong portfolio of ERDF projects funded under the 2007-2013 ERDF programme.
Delivery of the project involves teams in BEIS, Nottingham University Business School, Engineering, Biosciences and Chemistry. The post is based in the Business Engagement & Innovation Services department.
Contact: Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Dan King, Head of Knowledge Transfer, tel: 0115 951 3946
Closing date: 10 December 2013
Trainee Innovation Manager
Salary £22,000+ and Benefits
MidTECH is the NHS Innovations Hub for the West Midlands. We are looking for a trainee Innovation Manager to join our team, working with the General Manager and Office Manager, to take on the day-to-day tasks required to commercialise new NHS innovations.
Full training will be given in a structured manner, with the successful candidate initially working with the General Manager on a number of projects, taking them through the innovation ‘pipeline’ before being given the responsibility for their own portfolio of projects.
You will eventually be required to have knowledge and experience of all aspects of our commercialisation process: identification of new ideas; protection of Intellectual Property; identification of commercial partners; licensing and negotiation.
You will be the “face” of MidTECH to many of our members and will be expected to promote the services we provide to the NHS staff we serve. This will require you to have good presentation skills and a keen interest in our marketing, brand and image.
Contact: Jules Lee: firstname.lastname@example.org or 0845 075 3346
Closing date: 12 December 2013
Senior Executive – Projects, Asia Business Centre
The University of Nottingham
Salary £36,298 - £44,607 per annum, depending on skills & experience.
The University of Nottingham seeks a high quality individual with an exceptional knowledge of Asia and the commercial opportunities that exist for UK Higher Education institutions. Located within the University of Nottingham’s specialist Asia Business Centre (ABC), the successful candidate will identify and drive specific institution level project collaborations between Asian corporates and the University to achieve specified commercial outcomes.
This post will play a key role within the ABC, focusing on project development and partnership engagement with key public and private sector organisations, developing commercial opportunities and managing project initiatives in Asia and the UK at senior level in both the public and private sectors. The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate experience of and a proven track record of project delivery with Asian institutions, relationship building and achieving targets. Candidates should have a degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant subject.
Contact: Jason Feehily, tel: 0115 74 84135 or email: Jason.Feehily@nottingham.ac.uk.
Closing date: 3 January 2014
Early Diagnosis Programme Manager
Cancer Research Technology
Salary £33,000 p.a. plus bonus and benefits (18 months fixed term contract)
We are looking for an individual with an oncology and project management background who will be responsible to the Joint Scientific Committee (JSC) for the planning and execution of the programme of work agreed by the Early Diagnosis Consortia to identify and validate biomarkers as early screening tests in the detection and treatment of cancer(s).
We need an Early Diagnosis Programme Manager to plan, implement and direct the schedule of work. The job holder will prepare and submit budget/spending plans and proposals as well as manage and monitor expenditure and resource utilisation levels. They will be responsible for ensuring consistent practices throughout all phases of the project life cycle ensuring critical decisions are taken in a timely manner as well as driving the development and managing the execution of high quality, integrated cross-functional plans for sub elements of work.
You will be educated to PhD level in Life Sciences with a good grounding in biomarker development in oncology and project management, with an understanding of statistics and the commercialisation of new technologies.
Closing date: 5 January 2014
Senior Technology Transfer Manager - Life Sciences
Isis Innovation Ltd
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 for the successful applicant to join its highly motivated and successful team in Oxford. We are looking for a Senior Technology Transfer Manager who can focus on commercialising the outcomes of the University’s research in Life sciences.
The successful candidate will have a PhD in a Life Science discipline and substantial commercial experience in industry and must have the ambition to achieve results, along with a commitment to integrity and sound commercial judgement. Experience in drug discovery/development or related industry is desirable.
Contact: Sarah Barton at email@example.com
Closing date: 8 January 2014
Business Development Manager
Salary £37,756 - £40,046, with progression to £45,053
Based within the Faculty of Science, Agriculture and Engineering (SAgE) Enterprise Team this role will facilitate, develop and support a portfolio of enterprise related activities and foster deeper/longer-lasting industry and academic relationships.
You will manage a portfolio of enterprise related projects including industrial engagement, knowledge exchange, commercial collaborations, consultancy, as well as IP management and exploitation for the SAgE Faculty for the benefit of society, the UK economy and the University. You will take a central role in evaluating new technologies, implementing appropriate protection and commercialisation strategies, raising proof-of-concept funding, project managing internal or collaborative development work, marketing, licensing new technologies, as well as formulating business plans in partnership with specialists from across the University.
Interviews to be held: Friday 31 January 2013
Contact: Dr. Samuel Neill, Head of SAgE Enterprise Team, on 0191 222 5860 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: 19 January 2014