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Assistant Technology Transfer Manager (Physical Sciences) Ref 122

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, OUI helps translate their ideas and expertise into projects that make a tangible difference to businesses and governments through technology licensing and the formation of spin-out companies.

We now have an exciting opportunity for a charismatic and motivated Assistant Technology Transfer Manager to support the highly qualified and driven team within the Licensing & Ventures Group 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 supporting OUI’s commercial and marketing activities.

The role will report into the Deputy Head of Technology Transfer and has an emphasis on project management, marketing and analysis. The Assistant Technology Transfer Manager will obtain a broad introduction into technology transfer activities.

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

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

The successful candidate will have a Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or Materials Science degree (or equivalent), and ideally have some experience of progressing projects in either academia or industry. They will also possess enthusiasm, positivity and an appetite for learning and personal development alongside a desire to achieve results. Post-graduate qualifications, a demonstrated ability to cross scientific disciplines and/or engineering, software and ICT experience would be advantageous.

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 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 12-month fixed term role is commensurate with experience and will be in the range of £24,000-£26,000.

The closing date is midday on Tuesday, 31 October 2017.

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

General Manager and Club Secretary, The Bugatti Owners' Club

The Bugatti Owners’ Club established in 1929 is one of UK’s most prestigious motor clubs with over 2,200 members and a staff of seven based on the Club’s privately-owned Prescott Estate in Gotherington near Cheltenham.

The successful candidate will be the public face of the Club, and the main point of contact between the membership and the Club office. The General Manager reports directly to the Club Chairman, and is responsible to the non-executive Board for the overall performance of the Club against agreed strategic plans and budgets. You will be responsible for an experienced team of staff who manage the Club’s busy programme of on-site events, and a committed membership who volunteer over a wide range of activities from managing the Club’s archives to marshalling and stewarding at motor racing events held on the historic Prescott Hillclimb course.

The key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Managing all aspects of the Club against an agreed annual budget and strategy
  • Negotiating major contracts, nurturing sponsors and commercial relationships
  • Organising the compilation of the annual events calendar, specifically the seven weekends of competitive motorsport held at Prescott
  • Managing an experienced team and the many Club volunteers
  • Managing the Club’s financial affairs and its relationship with the auditors
  • Organising events and PR including press releases, quarterly newsletters, brochures and leaflet production, and up-front media representation to ensure good PR visibility
  • Managing local contractors in the maintenance and development of the Estate and the suppliers to events
  • Liaising with and attending community, motoring and Hillclimb committee meetings
  • Managing the Club’s relationships with the sport’s governing body, the Motor Sport Association (MSA), trade associations and key car clubs.

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate proven competence in the following:

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with an ability to engage across a wide and diverse range of Club stakeholders
  • Leadership skills in a multi-stakeholder and regulated environment
  • Established track record in business management
  • Ability to deliver an excellent visitor experience to members and supporters of the Club
  • Planning and project management skills.

Salary for this role will be £55k plus benefits.

How to apply: If you are interested in applying for this role, please email Sarah Barton at enquiries@rbasearch.co.uk requesting an application form. This should be submitted, together with your CV by midday on Monday, 16th October 2017.

First interviews will take place on Wednesday, 1st November 2017

Second interviews will take place on Tuesday, 7th November 2017

Deputy Head of Technology Transfer (Life Sciences) Ref 120 (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 at the world’s foremost University, our Licensing & Ventures Group turns research into new spin-out companies, licences and services to businesses and institutions. Oxford University Innovation is a leader in its field of licensing and venturing.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an exceptional Deputy Head of Technology Transfer (Life Sciences) who will work closely with his/her counterparts in Physical Sciences to lead, manage and coach a team of highly qualified and driven Technology Transfer Managers to deliver a range of objectives.

This role will report into the Head of Technology Transfer (Life Sciences) and will include working with and influencing world-leading academics to commercialise their technologies by defining commercial strategies, protecting and managing IP, and marketing and selling the technologies.

The key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Managing a significant team project portfolio to achieve a successful performance, and to budget
  • Managing the relationship between OUI and the inventor(s)
  • Acting as a spin-out company Board level observer/director, where appropriate
  • Acting as an ambassador for Oxford University Innovation and the University of Oxford, raising its profile within the innovation ecosystem.

The successful candidate will play a leading role in managing the commercialisation of life sciences technologies at the University of Oxford and in developing resources and networks (internal and external) to optimise this process. The successful candidate must have relevant industry experience and will ideally have a PhD or equivalent in a relevant scientific discipline and/or an MBA. They must also have the ability to inspire a team, possess strong people management skills and 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:

  • Leading and coaching highly capable professionals in a high performance team
  • Working effectively with key stakeholders, assertively influencing them and, where appropriate, show tenacity and persistence in business development situations
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and very strong communication skills, both verbally and in writing
  • Successfully negotiating contracts with relevant industry sectors.

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 at innovation@rbasearch.co.uk.

The closing date is midday on Tuesday 29th August 2017.

Salary for this role is commensurate with experience and is likely to be in the range of £55,000–£65,000.

This role will be advertised internally and externally.

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

Interview dates:

1st interviews: Friday 8th September 2017

2nd Interviews: Friday 15th September 2017

(Senior) Technology Transfer Manager (Physical Sciences) Ref 113 (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 at the world’s foremost University, our Technology Transfer Group turns research into new spin-out companies, licences and services to businesses and institutions. Oxford University Innovation is a leader in its field of licensing and venturing.

The Licensing & Ventures 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 physical sciences with an emphasis on engineering, material and computer sciences.

The key responsibilities of the role are:

  • Working with and influencing world-leading academics to commercialise new university technologies in all areas of engineering, material and computer science and physics
  • Identifying commercial strategies for transferring technologies to industry, including commercialisation through translational funding or through spin-out ventures
  • Negotiating appropriate licensing contracts, in consultation with legal advisors
  • Managing a large portfolio of projects at different stages, with a diversity of commercialisation strategies and involving many different academics, prospective licensees, investors and others
  • Managing and administering post-deal activity.

The successful candidate will ideally have either: (1) a PhD (or equivalent) in engineering, material or computer science or physics; or (2) a science degree in the same disciplines together with an MBA or similar business qualification.

They will also have several years’ commercial experience in a relevant industry, and experience and understanding of the Technology Transfer sector, and/or new product development would be an advantage. The candidate must have the ambition to achieve results, along with a commitment to integrity and sound commercial judgement and will need to demonstrate proven competence in:

  • Grasping technical concepts quickly, and translating these into commercially viable proposals
  • Working effectively with key stakeholders, assertively influencing them 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 at innovation@rbasearch.co.uk.

The closing date is midday on Thursday, 2nd February 2017.

Salary for this role is commensurate with experience and will be in the range of £35,000 – £45,000 (with the ability to increase this for the exceptional candidate).

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

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