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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

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.

Head of Finance Ref 121 (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 experienced, engaging and motivated Head of Finance to join the Senior Management Team and oversee all financial aspects of the business and drive the OUI’s financial strategy. The role will report to the Chief Operating Officer and will work closely with all colleagues on the Senior Management Team and will also develop effective relationships with key stakeholders within the University.

The key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Strategic Management: Contributing to the strategic management of OUI by developing and maintaining strategies that encompass the Finance Department.
  • Financial Management: Working effectively with colleagues providing key financial information, forecasts and insightful management reporting analysis.
  • Team Leadership: Inspiring the Finance Team by establishing excellent ongoing working relationships.
  • Delivery: Delivering an excellent service to all customers and key stakeholders both internally and externally.

The ideal candidate will be a graduate who is fully qualified (ACA, ACMA, CIMA, ACCA or equivalent) with significant PQE. They will possess in-depth knowledge of finance and accounting principles, laws and best practices and have proven experience in a similar senior level role. They will be able to demonstrate financial leadership, commercial business partnering and have an approach that is flexible and a mind-set that is logical and considered.

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

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with strong communication skills and the ability to engage with all levels across the business
  • A pragmatic approach and adeptness at forging effective working relationships with colleagues and stakeholders, influencing them and, where appropriate, showing persistence in achieving agreed objectives
  • Significant experience in direct management and leadership of a Finance Team
  • Proven experience of budget preparation, settling and monitoring, and financial forecasting
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office and financial management software (ideally SAGE).

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 31st August 2017. This role will be advertised internally and externally.

Salary for this role is commensurate with experience and is likely to be in the range of £60,000–£70,000.

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

First interviews: Tuesday 12th September 2017

Second interviews: Tuesday 19th September 2017 (morning) and Wednesday 20th September 2017 (afternoon).

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