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Senior Business Manager, UCL Business

UCL Business PLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of University College London and generate income and create capital value for UCL and partner hospitals through the commercial exploitation of its extensive research base.

We are looking to recruit a Senior Business Manager to join their BioPharm team, who will be responsible for the technology transfer activities of mainly the UCL Institute of Opthalmology as well as other University departments.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a strong grounding in a biological or medical-related discipline to PhD level, together with significant commercial experience and an excellent grasp of intellectual property issues.

Previous technology transfer experience is desirable. The individual will be highly motivated and enthusiastic, with excellent negotiation, communication and organisational skills.

They will be required to work closely with academics and clinicians in identifying wide-ranging novel technologies, enable the development of the technologies, and ultimately the commercialisation of them at the interface of academia, healthcare and industry.

This is an exciting, highly dynamic role which is different to most other technology transfer business manager roles in that UCLB recently raised two investment funds: the UCL Technology Fund (£50 million, VC-backed fund) and the Apollo Therapeutics Fund (£40 million, in collaboration with Imperial Innovations, Cambridge Enterprise, GSK, AZ and J&J). The successful candidate will be expected to work closely with both funds, thereby giving direct and significant experience in working with these funds.

Salary range will be between £45k-£60k pro rata depending on experience. In addition, the company operates a contributory pension scheme and performance-related pay scheme.

How to apply:

Please send a copy of your CV, together with a covering letter and deal sheet, to Sarah Barton at enquiries@rbasearch.co.uk.

The closing date for applications is midday, 29 September 2017.

First interviews will take place on Thursday, 12 October.

UCL Business PLC is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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.

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.

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