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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.

(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.

Senior Technology Transfer Manager (Physical Sciences) Ref 112 (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 newly-created 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 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 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 a PhD* in engineering, computer science or physics or a science degree in the same disciplines plus an MBA* (*or equivalent). They will also 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 Wednesday, 1st February 2017.

Salary for this role is commensurate with experience and will be in the range of £43,000 – £49,000.

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

(Senior) Technology Transfer Manager (Physical Sciences) Ref 106 (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 and governments through technology licensing and the formation of spin-out companies.

The Technology Transfer 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.

The key responsibilities of the role are:

  • Working with and influencing world-leading academics to commercialise new university technologies in the areas of engineering, physics, materials, computer science or mathematics
  • Identifying commercial strategies for transferring technologies to industry, including marketing to potential end-users
  • Negotiating appropriate licensing contracts, in conjunction with legal experts
  • Managing the formation of a spin-out company and running programmes that involve a variety of interdependent projects
  • Managing and administering post-deal activity.

The successful candidate will ideally have a PhD (or equivalent) in a relevant physical science or an MBA with a degree in a physical science plus at least several years’ commercial experience in industry. 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 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 website (www.innovation.ox.ac.uk/about/jobs) and send together with a copy of your CV and covering letter.

The closing date is midday on Wednesday, 21st September 2016.

Salary for this role is commensurate with experience and will be in the range of £35,000 – £47,000.

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

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