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Ref 122 Assistant Technology Transfer Manager (Physical 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, 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 ( 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.


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