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Senior Licensing & Ventures Manager - Life Sciences
— Join one the UK's leading Technology Transfer organisations
- 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 Health Informatics, Big Data, AI, Digital Health or Med Tech?
With one foot in academia and the other in industry, Oxford University Innovation’s professionals undertake a wide variety of tasks, from licensing university ideas, and finding investment for spinout companies, to setting up social enterprises and supporting student entrepreneurship. University innovation is the magic behind the scenes that turns ideas born in a university into companies and technologies that look to have a positive and transformative economic and societal impact on the wider world.
The successful candidate will work within our highly motivated and successful Life Sciences group, focusing on commercialising technologies developed from Life, Biomedical and Medical Sciences at the University of Oxford, as well as from the Oxford University Hospitals and Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trusts, with a focus on Digital Health, Med Tech and Bioinformatics. This appointment will be on 12 months fixed term contract (maternity cover) initially.
The key responsibilities of the role are:
- Working with, and influencing, world-leading academics to lead the translation and commercialisation of new medical and life science technologies
- Identifying and executing new commercial strategies for transferring technologies to industry
- IP and patent portfolio management
- Negotiating appropriate licensing and other commercial contracts, in conjunction with legal experts
- Managing the formation of spinout companies
- Managing and administering post-deal activity.
About you: You will demonstrate a passion for entrepreneurship and enterprise; have a good appreciation of the Life Sciences market landscape; and ideally possess experience of translating scientific innovation into commercial products and/or companies. You will also need to demonstrate ambition to achieve results, excellent interpersonal, relationship management, and team working skills, as well as strong verbal and written communication skills, and a commitment to integrity and sound commercial judgement. You should be able to work autonomously and manage a large diverse portfolio.
The successful applicant may have a higher degree (or equivalent) in a relevant biomedical, life science, or information engineering discipline, or relevant commercial, technology transfer, or scientific experience in these fields. It is preferred that you will have a good appreciation of research and development, gained either in a commercial or technical role. Experience or demonstrable interest in any of the following areas would be an advantage:
- Data driven drug discovery
- Biomarkers, diagnostics, medical devices, and digital health
- Population health, clinical informatics, genomics
- AI/Machine Learning
- Personalised healthcare, and precision medicine.
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, including job share.
How to apply
If you are interested in applying for this role, please download the application form from the OUI website (https://innovation.ox.ac.uk/) and send together with a copy of your CV and covering letter to Roy Bennett at firstname.lastname@example.org. Information about our culture and working life at OUI can be found here https://innovation.ox.ac.uk/about/careers/.
Salary for this role is commensurate with experience and will be in the range of £40,000-£50,000 (fixed term 12 month contract) .
Closing date is midday on Tuesday 17th May 2022
Oxford University Innovation is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive culture where everyone can 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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