CURRENT KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER VACANCIES
Research and Innovation Services (RIS) is the central professional services office at the University of Dundee which provides integrated research funding development, commercialisation and business engagement support to academic researchers, working in partnership to deliver University and School strategic priorities and generate academic, economic and societal impact.
We are recruiting for an exceptional individual to join us as a Contracts Manager within our Contracts Team, to deliver quality contractual support across the full range of RIS work.
The post will report to the Senior Contracts Manager and will involve drafting, negotiating and reviewing research and related contracts on behalf of the University of Dundee, including agreements relating to industry sponsored research collaborations, EU contracts, charitable funding and research consortium agreements, along with NDAs, service, consultancy and material transfer agreements. There is also the possibility of future involvement in contracting for intellectual property commercialisation licences/assignments and company formation-related agreements.
This is an excellent opportunity for someone with a legal or in-house contractual background to further enhance their legal skills. The successful candidate will be self-motivated and highly organised, an excellent communicator and problem solver with sound commercial judgement and attention to detail, looking to branch out into supporting all academic research areas and develop skills in the areas of technology transfer and intellectual property, in support of the University of Dundee’s mission to transform lives. If this sounds like you and you would like to support a diverse range of disciplines including Life Sciences, Medical School, Science and Engineering, Art and Design, Social Sciences and Humanities then this position is for you.
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- Review, draft and negotiate a range of research and commercial contracts covering the full spectrum of research related activities.
- Provide clear, pragmatic advice on the implications of contractual terms within the context of the research, using a comprehensive working knowledge of research contract issues, such as confidentiality, publication requirements, intellectual property, VAT and other related issues.
- Ensure that contractual terms are clear and appropriate, and that institutional risk is identified and appropriately assessed within each contract, whilst meeting the University’s approved contractual position.
- Interact with external clients, as appropriate, to communicate clearly and concisely the points of negotiation, and work internally with the appropriate researcher, and the research development or knowledge exchange lead.
- Build, develop and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of staff, both inside RIS, with a particular emphasis on the relationship with the Research Development and Knowledge Exchange teams, and outside of RIS, such as Research Finance Services, central Legal office and the academic researchers across the Schools.
Who we’re looking for:
- Applications are invited from solicitors with a minimum 2 years PQE or individuals with relevant in-house legal/contracts experience. Direct experience of broader technology transfer roles, technology licensing and commercialisation, and a good understanding of the legal frameworks which support collaborative R&D projects are desirable but not essential.
- The candidate must be able to communicate effectively and to establish rapport and credibility with commercial counterparts and University of Dundee colleagues, as well as contracts counterparts and research and administration staff of other academic institutions.
- The candidate should have an excellent track record in drafting and negotiating research contracts and completing complex deals in a pragmatic manner, underpinned with a sound working knowledge of intellectual property rights within the academic research sector.
- The ability to provide commercial input into negotiations, to be motivated and pro-active, and work successfully both as part of a team and independently is absolutely critical to this role.
- Strong problem-solving and deal-making skills are an essential component, together with the ability to manage and prioritise a varied work-load from multiple clients to achieve required commercial deadlines and deliver in a time pressured environment.
We are one of the UK’s leading universities – internationally recognised for our expertise across a range of disciplines and research breakthroughs in multiple areas, including science, medicine and engineering, amongst many others. Conveniently located on the banks of River Tay, our main city-centre campus is at the heart of Dundee – an up-and-coming, friendly, compact and affordable city with a rich heritage in design and technology. We also have campuses at Ninewells Hospital and in Kirkcaldy which are easily accessible via local transport links.
For further information about this position please contact Pauline Cheung at firstname.lastname@example.org or Martin Wilkie at email@example.com . To find out more about Research and Innovation Services please visit our website.
The closing date for applications is midnight on 3rd October 2018.
The diversity of our staff and students helps to make the University of Dundee one of the top universities in the UK. Family friendly policies, staff support networks for BME and LGBT staff, membership of Athena SWAN and Stonewall, as well a full range of disability services, create an enjoyable and inclusive place to work.
“Head of Technology & Business Development Office”
Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG)
The Institute, The Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) is an international biomedical research institute of excellence, based in Barcelona, Spain, with more than 400 scientists from 44 countries. The CRG shares principles of an interdisciplinary, motivated and creative scientific team that is supported by high-end and innovative technologies and a flexible and efficient administration.
CRG has been conferred with a badge of ‘HR Excellence in Research’ by the European Commission, in recognition to its progress in implementing the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for Recruitment of Researchers, that among others consists of transparent, merit-based recruitment procedures and attractive work-life balance working conditions.
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For further information: www.crg.eu
Deadline: Please submit your application by the 15th of July, 2018
Interviews: Candidates will be invited to an interview held during the month of September 2018, at the CRG in Barcelona, Spain.
Are you curious about the activities of KU Leuven’s highly acclaimed researchers?
Do you want to contribute to making KU Leuven’s expertise and innovative technologies available to society?
KU Leuven Research & Development (LRD) builds bridges between science and industry. By transferring knowledge and technologies to society and the marketplace, LRD advances the impact of research results on people’s lives around the globe. LRD has developed a solid tradition of collaborating with industry, securing and licensing intellectual property rights, creating spin-off companies and stimulating knowledge-driven regional development. LRD supports researchers throughout the entire knowledge and technology transfer process and helps them to best leverage the societal and economic potential of their research.
Ranked as Europe’s most innovative university by Thomson Reuters in 2016 and 2017, KU Leuven has an enormous potential of developing new groundbreaking innovations. You can help to maximize the societal benefit of these innovations together with nearly 100 enthusiastic colleagues. https://lrd.kuleuven.be/en
KU LEUVEN RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT is currently looking for a scientist to strengthen its team of intellectual property officers.
You manage the university’s intellectual property rights portfolio and report to a senior intellectual property officer. You are involved in:
- assessing the feasibility, patentability and market potential of an invention;
- determining a protection strategy;
- drafting and filing patent applications;
- following up on patent procedures & costs;
- finding industrial partners;
- negotiating and drafting non-disclosure agreements and license agreements.
- You have obtained a master’s degree in engineering sciences or physics.
- You have obtained a Ph.D. degree in electronics or electrical engineering or a related domain.
- Experience in drafting patent applications is an asset.
- You have affinity with ICT and software and feel comfortable in an academic research environment.
- You are interested in the legal aspects of technology transfer and are willing to quickly get up to speed in this domain.
- You are eager to learn more about new scientific matter.
- You have a hands-on mindset, you are flexible and stress resistant, and able to meet deadlines.
- You are fluent in Dutch and English, or you are fluent in English and willing to quickly learn to speak and write Dutch.
A full-time job of indefinite duration.
The possibility to be closely involved in the exploitation of research results of our research groups.
For more information please contact Mr. Sammy Brié, tel.: +32 16 37 37 24.
You can apply for this job no later than May 3rd 2018 via the online application tool:http://www.kuleuven.be/eapplyingforjobs/ light/54603162
KU Leuven seeks to foster an environment where all talents can flourish, regardless of gender, age, cultural background, nationality or impairments. If you have any questions relating to accessibility or support, please contact us at diversiteit.HR@kuleuven.be.
Intellectual Property Lawyer, Legal Counsel (Permanent)
Company: Imperial Innovations (which is an IP Group plc company)
Reporting Relationship: Reports to the MD of Imperial Innovations (with indirect reporting line to Head of UK Legal)
Location: 52 Princes Gate, South Kensington, London
We are currently recruiting for a full-time, permanent intellectual property lawyer to operate as sole legal counsel at Imperial Innovations, which is the technology transfer office for Imperial College London (the “TTO”). Imperial Innovations works with researchers at Imperial College London to help develop their novel research into new businesses, products or services, and supports the process of taking an idea from the lab into the market, via intellectual property protection, licensing and company creation.
Imperial Innovations is an IP Group plc company. IP Group plc is one of the UK’s leading intellectual property commercialisation companies, creating and developing companies primarily based on fundamental scientific innovations from its research-intensive partner universities. IP Group’s mission is to evolve great ideas into world changing businesses. The Group’s strategy is to systematically create, develop and deliver outstanding intellectual property-based businesses in order to provide attractive returns for all our stakeholders.
Further detail about Imperial Innovations can be found on its website:
Your principal role will be to provide legal advice, negotiation support and legal drafting to the TTO, specifically in relation to:
- commercial IP agreements, including licences, assignments, revenue-sharing agreements, option and pipeline agreements;
- the formation of spin-out companies from Imperial College;
- the IP aspects of Imperial College’s research agreements, e.g. sponsored research contracts, materials transfer agreements, charitable funding agreements and research consortium agreements;
- contentious contractual and IP matters, e.g. patent infringement, breach of licence agreement;
- technology pipeline and technology transfer service provision agreements with academic institutions, spin-out companies and NHS Trusts; and
- technology development agreements with charitable and public-sector funding bodies (e.g. Wellcome Trust, Cancer Research UK)
Your role will also cover advising TTO Management on general IP matters and negotiation support for general commercial agreements (e.g. employment/consultancy contracts, insurance contracts, supplier agreements, non-disclosure agreements).
- Excellent academic record
- At least 4 years PQE with relevant IP law experience
- Substantial experience of the commercial exploitation of scientific IP (including patents, copyright in software, and scientific know-how)
- Excellent legal drafting skills
- Desire to work as part of an in-house legal team
- Interest in the sector and a desire to work with IP businesses would be beneficial
The role will involve working as an integral member of the TTO and managing your own work load, with lead responsibility for drafting licences and other bespoke IP documents. You will have day to day interaction with management of the TTO and university personnel, including academics. We require the candidate to have the following skills and attributes:
- Ability to communicate effectively, and to establish rapport and credibility, with commercial colleagues, counterparties, and the research and administration staff of academic institutions
- Well organised and ability to prioritise work-load to achieve required commercial deadlines and deliver in a time pressured environment
- Ability to provide pragmatic and commercial input into negotiations
- Motivated, pro-active and collaborative team member who uses initiative and works successfully both independently and as part of a team
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Sound commercial awareness, with a solutions-oriented approach to providing commercial, effective advice and recommendations
- Ability to demonstrate bespoke drafting and negotiation skills
How to apply
Please send your CV and covering letter to: Jacek Krzyzanowski at: firstname.lastname@example.org please include “Legal Counsel” in the subject line.
The Luxembourg Institute of Health
The Luxembourg Institute of Health is a public research organisation at the forefront of biomedical sciences. With its expertise in population health, oncology, infection and immunity as well as storage and handling of biological samples, its research activities impact on people’s health.
Currently looking for Business Developer – Technology Transfer
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EIT RawMaterials, initiated and funded by the EIT (European Institute of Innovation and Technology), a body of the European Union, is the largest and strongest consortium in the raw
materials sector worldwide.
Its mission is to develop raw materials into a major strength for Europe by boosting
competitiveness, growth and attractiveness of the European raw.
EIT RawMaterials unites more than 100 partners – academic and research institutions as well
as businesses – from more than 20 EU countries. Together we collaborate on finding new,
innovative solutions to secure the supply of the raw materials and improve the sector all along
the value chain – from extraction to processing, from recycling to reuse.
There are six regional hubs located in Belgium, Finland, France, Italy, Poland and Sweden,
called Co-location Centres, that represent different regional ecosystems bridging business,
research and education.
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|Industry Engagement and Commercialisation Executive, Office of Research and Innovation, RCSI Dublin
25 October 2017
The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland is looking for an Industry Engagement and Commercialisation Executive. The Office of Research and Innovation at RCSI provides integrated research, research commercialisation and industry engagement support to researchers. Specifically Innovation at RCSI works to ensure that RCSI research is given the best opportunity to make economic and societal impact through the provision of customer orientated industry engagement and research commercialisation services to researchers and industry partners.The candidate will be expected to support the growth of industry funded research programmes at RCSI and drive commercialisation of research outputs at RCSI by identifying opportunities, supporting their development through application for grant funding and engaging with industry to ensure market relevance.Click here for the full vacancy | Visit the website | Deadline: 12 November 2017 by 5PM