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Ref 139 Project Manager (Clinical Outcomes)

  • Are you motivated by the opportunity to play a key role in an expanding and successful activity within Oxford University Innovation?
  • Would you like to join a team of outstanding people in Oxford University Innovation (OUI), one of the best research and commercialisation offices in the business?

Based on a driving principle to transfer University research into real-world applications that improve the health and wealth of society, OUI is one of the top research commercialisation offices in the world. With one foot in academia and the other in industry, OUI’s professionals undertake a wide variety of tasks. The role is responsible for routinely contracting, co-ordinating and delivering health outcome assessment products and services to our diverse client base in the healthcare sector, whilst developing and having ownership of new business activities for the Clinical Outcomes team at OUI. You will be the magic that turns university-born research into health outcome measurement solutions, that ultimately has positive and transformative healthcare benefit.

The Opportunity

The successful candidate will work within the motivated and experienced Clinical Outcomes team, focusing on commercialising Clinical Outcomes Assessments (COAs) used across the healthcare sector. The key responsibilities of the role are:

  • Working collaboratively with the team and external stakeholders helping to develop and grow the overall health outcomes business activity
  • Managing the routine delivery of the Clinical Outcomes licensing activity and negotiating the appropriate service and licensing contracts with the client base
  • With experience, identifying and executing new commercial strategies
  • Working with and influencing world-leading academics to commercialise their research related to health outcomes.

The Applicant

The successful candidate will ideally have a postgraduate degree (or equivalent) in a suitable subject, for example linguistics, and/or fluent in multiple foreign (ideally European) languages. It is essential you will have an enterprising outlook (if not the formal training) to drive forward business opportunities. Other key competencies include:

  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written, and the ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with a diverse client base
  • Willing to rapidly take on responsibility for routine delivery of the business, ideally demonstrating independence in the role
  • Attention to detail and to feel personally rewarded by routinely delivering the highest quality of service to our client base.

Applicants must be willing and able to undertake some travel including attendance, representation and presentation at international conferences.

How to apply: If you are interested in applying for this role, please download the application form from the Oxford University Innovation website at www.innovation.ox.ac.uk and send together with a copy of your CV and covering letter to Sarah Barton at innovation@rbasearch.co.uk.

Salary for this role is commensurate with experience and will be in the range of £30,000 – £40,000.

The closing date is midday on Wednesday, 30th May 2018.

Oxford University Innovation is an Equal Opportunities Employer and accredited with the Investors in People Silver status.

Ref 136 (Senior) Licensing & Ventures Manager - Physics, Engineering and Computer Science - now filled

Are you motivated by turning University research into inventions that address real world needs?

Would you like to join a team of outstanding people in Oxford University Innovation (OUI), one of the best research and commercialisation offices in the business?

With one foot in academia and the other in industry, OUI’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 Opportunity
The successful candidate will work within a talented and experienced team in the Licensing & Ventures Group, focusing on commercialising technologies developed predominantly from Engineering, Physics and Computer Science. The key responsibilities of the role are:

  • Working with and influencing world-leading academics to commercialise new technologies
  • Identifying and executing new commercial strategies for transferring technologies to industry
  • Negotiating appropriate licensing contracts, in conjunction with legal experts
  • Supporting the formation of spinout companies.

The Applicant

The successful applicant will have an engineering, physics, computer sciences or mathematics degree (or equivalent) with a PhD or MBA desirable but not essential. However, it is essential that you will have a good appreciation of research and development in a physical sciences field gained either in a commercial or technical role. You should also demonstrate a passion for entrepreneurship and enterprise, ideally also possessing some experience of related activities and with the ambition to achieve results. You will also need to demonstrate excellent interpersonal and relationship management skills and strong verbal and written communication skills.

How to apply

If you are interested in applying for this role, please download the application form from the Oxford University Innovation website (www.innovation.ox.ac.uk) and send together with a copy of your CV and covering letter to Sarah Barton.

Salary for this role is commensurate with experience and will be in the range of £35,000-£50,000.

The closing date is midday on Wednesday, 21st March 2018.
Oxford University Innovation is an Equal Opportunities Employer and accredited with the Investors in People Silver status.

Ref 132 Assistant Licensing & Ventures Manager (Life Sciences) - now filled

Oxford University Innovation Ltd (OUI) is the highly successful technology transfer company owned by the University of Oxford, commercialising the research generated by the University. Working with over four thousand of the world’s brightest minds, Oxford University Innovation helps translate their ideas and expertise into projects that make a tangible difference to businesses and governments through technology licencing and the formation of spinout companies.

We now have an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated Assistant Licensing & Ventures Manager to support the highly qualified and driven team within Licensing & Ventures to deliver on a range of their objectives including: defining commercial strategies for new technologies, analysis of technologies, patents, markets and data, writing marketing materials and reports, and supporting commercial and marketing activities. The role will report into the Head of Licensing & Ventures (Life Science) and has an emphasis on analysis and marketing. The Assistant Licensing & Ventures Manager will obtain a broad introduction into technology transfer activities.

Often working as part of a team on high-priority, complex technology transfer projects within the Group, the key responsibilities of the Assistant Licensing & Ventures Manager will be to support the team in:

  • Undertaking market research and analysis to enable commercially viable deals to be completed
  • Managing projects to a successful conclusion
  • Supporting the marketing of technologies to potential end-users in industry
  • Data handling and managing project administration, and supporting the relevant project manager in project work
  • Creating a strong team within the Group.

The successful candidate will have a Life Science degree (or equivalent) and ideally have some experience of work with large datasets and a demonstrated ability to cross scientific disciplines. They will also possess enthusiasm, positivity and an appetite for learning and personal development alongside a desire to achieve results. Post-graduate qualifications, marketing/sales, and/or software and ICT experience would be desirable.

The successful candidate will also need to demonstrate proven competence in:

  • Communicating effectively with a wide range of people and organisations
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and very strong communication skills, both verbally and in writing
  • Managing relationships through challenging situations with tact and diplomacy
  • Grasping technical concepts quickly, and understanding how these can be developed into marketable and commercially viable ideas
  • Making considered decisions that demonstrate sound judgement and good analysis
  • 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 OUI website (www.innovation.ox.ac.uk) and send together with a copy of your CV and covering letter to Sarah Barton.

The closing date is midday on Wednesday, 4 April 2018.

Salary for this role is commensurate with experience and will be in the range of £25,000-£30,000.

Oxford University is an Equal Opportunities Employer and accredited with the Investors in People Silver status.

Ref 130 Licensing & Ventures Manager (Social Sciences and Humanities) - now filled

Oxford University Innovation Ltd is the highly successful technology transfer company owned by the University of Oxford, commercialising the research generated by the University. Working with over four thousand of the world’s brightest minds, Oxford University helps translate their ideas and expertise into projects that make a tangible difference to businesses, governments and society through licensing and the formation of spin-out and start-up companies.

The Licensing & Ventures Group has an exciting opportunity to work closely with the Social Sciences and Humanities Divisions. We are looking for an individual who can focus on creating sustainable social, economic and commercial impact from the outcomes of the University’s research. 

The key responsibilities of the role are:

  • Working with and influencing world-leading academics to create positive impact from University research and expertise
  • Building a collaborative relationship with the Divisional Offices and the Business Engagement Team in Social Sciences and Humanities
  • Working closely and collaboratively with OUI Consulting Services
  • Growing a portfolio of projects and collaborators from the Social Sciences and Humanities Divisions, and identifying sustainable commercial strategies to support this portfolio
  • Negotiating appropriate licensing contracts, in conjunction with legal experts
  • Managing the formation of spin-out companies
  • Managing and administering post-deal activity.

The successful candidate will ideally have a PhD in Social Sciences or Humanities (or an MBA or equivalent). A strong background in the commercialisation of IP from Social Sciences or Humanities is preferred. They should also have the ambition to achieve results, along with a commitment to integrity and sound commercial judgement.

The successful candidate will also need to demonstrate proven competence in:

  • Grasping new concepts quickly, and translating these into commercially viable proposals
  • Working effectively and collaboratively with key stakeholders, and where appropriate showing tenacity and persistence in business development situations
  • Deploying excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbally and in writing
  • Successfully negotiating and licensing commercial contracts with relevant industry sectors
  • Working successfully within a close-knit team
  • Managing a large portfolio of complex projects to a successful commercial conclusion.

How to apply: If you are interested in applying for this role, please download the application form from the Oxford University Innovation website (www.innovation.ox.ac.uk) and send together with a copy of your CV and covering letter to Sarah Barton.

The closing date is midday on Tuesday, 16th January 2018.

Salary for this role is commensurate with experience and is likely to be in the range of £35,000-£42,000.

OUI is an Equal Opportunities Employer and accredited with the Investors in People Silver status.

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