(Senior) Licensing & Ventures Manager – Physics, Engineering, Computer Science

  • Are you motivated by turning University research into inventions that address real world needs?
  • Would you like to join a team of outstanding people in Oxford University Innovation (OUI), one of the best research and commercialisation offices in the business?

With one foot in academia and the other in industry, OUI’s professionals undertake a wide variety of tasks. From licensing University ideas, and finding investment for spinout companies, to setting up social enterprises and supporting student entrepreneurship, University innovation is the magic behind the scenes that turns ideas born in a university into companies and technologies that look to have a positive and transformative economic and societal impact on the wider world.


The Opportunity
The successful candidate will work within a talented and experienced team in the Licensing & Ventures Group, focusing on commercialising technologies developed predominantly from Engineering, Physics and Computer Science.  The key responsibilities of the role are:

  • Working with and influencing world-leading academics to commercialise new technologies
  • Identifying and executing new commercial strategies for transferring technologies to industry
  • Negotiating appropriate licensing contracts, in conjunction with legal experts
  • Supporting the formation of spinout companies.


The Applicant

The successful applicant will have an engineering, physics, computer sciences, or mathematics degree (or equivalent), with a PhD or MBA desirable but not essential. However, it is essential that you will have a good appreciation of research and development in a physical sciences field gained either in a commercial or technical role. You should also demonstrate a passion for entrepreneurship and enterprise, ideally also possessing some experience of related activities and with the ambition to achieve results. You will also need to demonstrate excellent interpersonal and relationship management skills and strong verbal and written communication skills.


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.


Salary for this role is commensurate with experience and will be in the range of £35,000-£50,000.

The closing date is midday on Wednesday 21st March 2018.

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


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