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Open Positions

 


Technology Transfer Manager (Life Sciences)

 

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Reference 051157| Closing Date 23 February 2020

The TTM will take a lead role in developing and commercialising University of Edinburgh intellectual property, in the area of life sciences. The role encompasses liaising with clients, potential clients, inventors, business development colleagues, and other technology transfer colleagues to identify and assess the commercial potential of disclosures, undertaking relevant diligence, marketing technologies to potential licensees and concluding appropriate licence and other commercial arrangements.

Main responsibilities:

  • Working as a part of EI Account Teams, identify and carry out due diligence on intellectual property (IP) disclosed by academic staff to establish a protection and exploitation strategy capable of achieving a commercial end point through utilising quality industry feedback (including data from evaluation studies) throughout the life cycle of the IP development and exploitation project.
  • Proactive marketing of Intellectual Property, to secure new licensees or co-development partners through marketing collateral development, including attendance at relevant partnering and industry events, and targeted approaches to potential licensees.
  • Negotiation of, and conclusion of, licensing and/or co-development deals alone or in consultation with the University researchers, legal advisers, and ERI colleagues as appropriate.
  • Implement technology specific commercialisation / exploitation strategy (alone or in conjunction with colleagues as appropriate), but always providing overall leadership for each IP-based project, clarity over responsibilities for individual tasks, and clear communication with colleagues particularly around milestones / deadlines / key decision points, etc.
  • Management of the patent protection and prosecution strategy for relevant technologies, in collaboration with our external patent agents, to ensure the opportunity is accurately specified and defined by an appropriately expansive claim set to maximise the industrially applicable products / processes captured. Securing (internal) funds for patent protection; undertaking market research; and managing IP development / proof of principle funds, including driving of projects to a successful commercial outcome.
  • Maintain and update ERI commercialisation records so that accurate and reliable information is available for ERI reporting.
  • Undertaking any other duties appropriate to the role, such as participating in workshops to raise awareness of IP and commercialisation, and assisting with business improvements of in-house systems / processes, etc.
 


Enterprise Executive (Life Sciences)

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Reference 051517| Closing Date 28 February 2020

Responsibilities:
• Contributing towards the promotion of enterprise and entrepreneurship primarily, though not exclusively, to the staff base of the University of Edinburgh;
• Delivering tailored business creation support and services to entrepreneurs and other clients at the University of Edinburgh in accordance with Enterprise Services Strategy drawing on the resources available both internally and externally;

What you’ll need
• PhD or good degree in a life/medical sciences related discipline.
• Substantial experience of working within start-up and young businesses environment as a practitioner, advisor, mentor or consultant; helping them to face up to challenges that help to grow a business
• Significant experience of managing a high volume of would-be entrepreneurs and track record of successful case histories

 

Informal enquiries may be made to Tom Ogilvie, Enterprise Development Manager (Tom.Ogilvie@ei.ed.ac.uk)

 


Enterprise Analyst (Life Sciences) 

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Reference 051515

Closing Date 28 February 2020

Responsibilities:

• Supporting Edinburgh Innovations Enterprise Executives to deliver tailored business creation support and services to entrepreneurs and other clients at the University of Edinburgh in accordance with Enterprise Services Strategy drawing on the resources available both internally and externally.
• Supporting the production of business cases and other supporting information that is required for company formation
• Researching market, technology and funding opportunities as they arise to inform commercialisation strategies and priority areas
• Contributing towards the development and maintenance of resources available to entrepreneurs at the University of Edinburgh;

What you’ll need
• PhD or good degree in a life sciences related discipline.
• Experience of working in a client focussed way, delivering professional services
• BD and commercial experience, ideally in both industry and academic organisations in the bio-medical and life or physical sciences sectors
• Highly developed organisational, planning, interpersonal, communication and writing skills
• Excellent influencing skills and demonstrable ability to successfully network with both academia and industry

 

 

Informal enquiries may be made to Tom Ogilvie, Enterprise Development Manager (Tom.Ogilvie@ei.ed.ac.uk)