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13th May

Assistant Licensing & Ventures Manager - Life Sciences

— An opportunity to join a leader in Technology Transfer

Oxford, UK
£25,000 - £30,000
  • Are you passionate about creating global impact from world leading University research?
  • Would you like to join a supportive team of outstanding people who help bring great Oxford ideas to life?
  • Do you have a technical or commercial background in any of the life sciences?
With one foot in academia and the other in industry, Oxford University Innovation (OUI) undertakes a wide variety of activities. From licensing University inventions and finding investment for spinout companies to setting up social enterprises and supporting student entrepreneurship. Innovation is the magic behind the scenes that turns ideas born in Oxford University into technologies and new ventures that create positive and transformative economic and societal impact in the wider world.

The Opportunity
The successful candidate will join a talented and supportive team within our Licensing & Ventures Group and will focus on assisting the commercialisation of technologies arising from across the University, primarily from the Medical Sciences and Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Divisions.  The Assistant Licensing & Ventures Manager will obtain a broad introduction into technology transfer activities including an understanding of licensing intellectual property.

The key responsibilities of the role are:
· undertaking market research and analysis to enable commercially viable deals to be completed.
· supporting project managers by marketing technologies to potential end-users in industry and helping to create compelling business cases for spin-out companies.
· managing project administration and supporting the Licensing & Ventures Managers in project work.

The Applicant
The successful candidate will have an upper second-class degree (or equivalent), or higher in a life science area and demonstrate a passion for science, innovation and experience in the pharmaceutical, life science, medical, biotech, or digital health sectors.  They will also possess enthusiasm, positivity, and an appetite for learning and personal development alongside a desire to achieve results.  Post-graduate qualifications in fields such as life or medical sciences, intellectual property or marketing/sales would be desirable. The successful candidate will also need to demonstrate proven competence in:
  • the ability to grasp challenging technical concepts quickly.
  • excellent interpersonal, relationship management and team working skills, as well as strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • working successfully and collaboratively within a team.
  • strong organisational skills that allow effective management and prioritisation of a wide range of tasks within a process-driven environment
· making considered recommendations that demonstrate sound judgement and good analysis.
· listening effectively to colleagues and stakeholders, learning quickly, accepting constructive feedback and putting it into practice.

How to apply
  • If you are interested in applying for this role, please send your CV to this advert, the application form can also be downloaded from the Oxford University Innovation website. Roy Bennett at ADLIB is handling the vacancy on behalf of OUI.
Salary for this role is commensurate with experience and will be in the range of £25,000 - £30,000 with benefits and career progression.

The closing date is midday on Monday 23rd May.

Oxford University Innovation is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive culture where everyone is able to be themselves and is empowered to reach their full potential. We actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and cultures.
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Who's managing this role?

Roy Bennett

Roy Bennett

— Head of Science & Engineering Science & Innovation

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