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29th Jul

Assistant Licensing & Ventures Manager - Physical Sciences

— Join one the UK's leading Technology Transfer organisations

Oxford, UK
£25,000 - £30,000 plus Benefits



  • Would you like to help create global impact from world leading University research?
  • Are you interested in joining a team of outstanding people working to bring great Oxford ideas to life?
  • Do you have experience in Engineering, Physics, Materials, Computer Science or Mathematics?

With one foot in academia and the other in industry, Oxford University Innovation (OUI) undertake 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 and Ventures group and will focus on assisting the commercialisation of technologies arising from the mathematical, physical and engineering sciences. 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 relevant project managers in project work

The Assistant Licensing & Ventures Manager will obtain a broad introduction into technology transfer activities including an understanding of licensing intellectual property.

The Applicant
The ideal candidate will have a physical sciences degree together with a good understanding of research and some commercial or industrial experience. Relevant post-graduate qualifications, strong analytical skills and sales/marketing experience are all advantageous. The successful candidate will also need to demonstrate:



  • the ability to grasp challenging technical concepts quickly (our team handles projects ranging from cybersecurity through driverless cars and new sensing technologies to quantum computing)
  • 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 download the application form from the Oxford University Innovation website and send together with a copy of your CV and covering letter to Roy Bennett at ADLIB (email address is on the OUI website advert). Information about the benefits and working life at OUI can be found on the website also.

The closing date is midday on Monday 15th August 2022.
Salary for this role is commensurate with experience and will be in the range of £25,000 - £30,000
Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion:
Oxford University Innovation is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to fostering an inclusive culture which promotes equality, values diversity and maintains a supportive working, learning and social environment, in which the rights and dignity of all its staff are respected, and where everyone is able to be themselves and is empowered to reach their full potential. This commitment is linked to and reinforces the OUI values of integrity, collaboration and empowerment. We actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and cultures. OUI is accredited with the Investors in People Silver status.
Our approach to hybrid and flexible working:
We believe that our employees are our most valuable asset, and we are committed to attracting and retaining the very best talent. We also appreciate that the UK workforce is becoming increasingly diverse and includes a high percentage of parents and individuals with caring responsibilities, as well as those whose interests and aspirations impact on their time.
We recognise the importance of helping our employees balance their work and home lives by offering flexible working arrangements that enable them to balance their work commitments with other priorities. This includes hybrid working and flexible working.
OUI is accredited with the Investors in People Silver status.




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Who's managing this role?

Roy Bennett

Roy Bennett

— Head of Science & Engineering Science & Innovation

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