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Manager (m/f) Strategic Business Development
We are seeking to recruit at the earliest possibility & on a full-time permanent basis a Manager Strategic Business Development (m/f) within the department “R&D – Business Development Technology” in Einbeck, Germany or St. Louis, USA. You will report to the Head R&D Business Development Technology.
- University degree in biological or agricultural sciences with industry experience & global network in plant breeding, plant biotechnology, agronomy & related disciplines in the agricultural industry
- Experienced negotiator with strong knowledge in complex deal-making & decision-making
- Team player with the ability to lead multi-disciplinary & multi-cultural teams, to motivate virtual team members & to coordinate with internal & external stakeholders across hierarchy levels
- Excellent analytical, presentation & communication skills. Proficiency in English
- Independent, pro-active & goal-oriented entrepreneur with structured & flexible approach of assignments
- Identify, evaluate & drive the pursuit of novel, disruptive technology trends & associated business opportunities that are of relevance for KWS to achieve its strategic, mid – long research & business goals
- Co-lead & support the implementation & further development of KWS’ Innovation Platforms & Venture Capital based Access-to-Technology programs
- Co-lead & support the performance & implementation of Special Strategic Projects at the interfaces of R&D, Business & Corporate Strategy
- Establish & maintain robust working relationships with key stakeholders
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London (with flexibility to work from home)
Full time, 35 hours
- Join the interface between scientific innovation and industry commercial development as a Translation Executive – and help in our mission to cure cancer faster.
Cancer Research UK Commercial Partnerships team has recently been expanded to allow it to invest more time & resource supporting investigators to translate their discoveries into benefits for cancer patients. To deliver on this objective, a new specialised translational team has been created to spend more time with investigators and facilitating access to a broader base of expertise spanning research translation, drug discovery, preclinical and clinical development.
As a Translation Executive you will:
Assist scientists and institutes with translation and funding advice on:
CRUK funding schemes and routes for translation of projects; e.g. CRUK Centre for Drug Development, Therapeutic Discovery Labs and Drug Discovery Units
Commercial Partnerships funding; e.g. Project Development Fund, Seed Funding
Understanding of non-CRUK funding options; e.g. other funding bodies, University internal funding schemes
Facilitate collaboration with industry, including access to novel agents and reagents
Enable links to the UK clinical oncology and academic network
You’ll help Imperial College and the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR), to identify, develop and protect their science to convert discoveries into drugs, diagnostics and digital medicine.
It will be a challenging and rewarding role – one you’ll thrive on as a core member of Commercial Partnerships, as you build relationships and encourage a spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship across the scientific community.
Who we’re looking for:
PhD (or equivalent) in a scientific or healthcare discipline, ideally oncology.
In-depth experience in translating discovery research and pre-clinical science gaines in sectors such as medical technologies, diagnostics, healthcare technologies and pharmaceuticals. This experience may have been gained in industry, healthcare, academia or non-profit organisations.
Ability to drive an entrepreneurial spirit and think creatively.
What we can offer you:
A wonderful culture where everyone feels valued
Fantastic work/life balance and flexible working
25 days leave per annum with the option to buy 5 extra days
Excellent pension scheme
Season ticket loan
Cycle to Work Scheme
Salary: £38k – £54k (dependant on experience) + excellent benefits
Location: London, Angel (with flexibility for home working)
Are you a self-motivated and sharp minded individual with a passion for science and experience of Business Development that can help us beat cancer sooner?
Ximbio is the world’s largest non-profit technology transfer organisation dedicated exclusively to research reagents. Ximbio forms part of Cancer Research UK, the world’s largest independent cancer research funding organisation, which funds research in excess of $500M annually. Ximbio is part of Cancer Research UK Commercial Partnerships (formerly Cancer Research Technology) where it has partnered with and commercialises the research reagents of more than 70 universities, technology transfer offices and research organisations worldwide.
Our mission is to make research reagents such as mouse models, cell lines, antibodies, small molecules, proteins, etc. developed in academia around the world easily available to researchers and life science companies in order to accelerate research. Ximbio is based in London with a satellite office in Boston, USA, with plans to expand further.
The Ximbio Senior Business Development Manager role would be ideal for a life science graduate with a PhD and relevant experience, to be involved with finding, assessing, managing and commercialising new research reagents from around the world in order to build and develop a unique repository of novel and rare reagents. The successful candidate will have a range of responsibilities which would include building and managing a rapidly growing number of relationships with key research organisations and suppliers worldwide.
We are able to offer this role at either Manager or Senior Manager levels, should an exceptional candidate apply that doesn’t quite meet the Senior Manager criteria. Salary range advertised covers both levels.
To see a full job description please click here: https://view.publitas.com/cancer-research-uk-8/senior-business-development-manager-ximbio-jan-17-draft_ca-edit/
What we can offer you:
- A wonderful culture where everyone feels valued
- 25 days leave per annum with the option to buy 5 extra days
- Excellent pension scheme
- Life assurance
- Season ticket loan
- Volunteering opportunities
- Fantastic work/life balance and flexible working
We will be reviewing and inviting suitable candidates to interview as they apply, so please do not delay your application to avoid disappointment.
Closing date: NA we will be reviewing and interviewing candidates as they apply, so please do not delay your application to avoid disappointment.
Please submit a cover letter with your CV as part of your application.
At CRUK we value diversity and we’re committed to creating an inclusive culture where everyone is able to be themselves and to reach their full potential. We actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and cultures and believe that a diverse workforce will help us to beat cancer sooner.
Please note, from 2019, the head office will be relocating from Islington to a new office space in Stratford, close to the Olympic Park.
European Spallation Source, ERIC | Senior Officer for Industry and Innovation
The Associate Director for Strategy of the European Spallation Source ERIC in Lund, Sweden, invites applications for a position of a Senior Officer for Industry and Innovation.
Supported by EU-funding ESS has developed an innovation framework that is part of its management system. A technology transfer function has been established, an innovation strategy has been developed and first innovation activities have been carried out. Continued funding of the European Commission will allow ESS to advance its innovation activities and dedicate more resources to it.
Description of directorate/division
The Senior Officer for Industry and Innovation will work in a small team that reports to the Associate Director for Strategy, who is in charge of strategic and operation activities related to external relations and stakeholder engagement, the In-kind, innovation and grants management. This fixed-term position is linked to the Horizon 2020 grant BrightnESS2 and terminates on 31.12.2021.
Description of main responsibilities
Leading Work Package 4 “Industry and Innovation” of the BrightnESS2 grant and ensuring its implementation on time and budget. This includes:
- Rolling out the ESS Innovation Strategy, refining as appropriate and ensuring the buy-in of internal and external stakeholders
- Working with ESS staff and partners to help turn innovative scientific and engineering technologies into new products and services
- Identification of commercial strategies for transferring technologies to industry including supporting proof-of-concept activities to potential end-users
- Negotiating appropriate licensing contracts in conjunction with the Legal function at ESS
- Establishing of an Innovation culture at ESS
- Setting-up a strategic roadmap for ongoing technological up-grades at ESS
- Developing and implementing of a long-term strategy to utilize the innovation potential of the ILO Network at ESS
- Fostering cross-border collaboration between ILOs
- Supporting the preparations for industrial users by the ESS Science Directorate
We expect the applicants to have the following experience and qualifications:
- Proven professional experience (7-10 years) from a similar role, including the setting up of an innovation programme at a research infrastructure or similar organisation
- Academic degree in a subject relevant to the portfolio of the tasks
- Grasping technical concepts quickly, and working with others to translate these into commercially viable proposals
- Solid understanding of the supply sector for research infrastructures
- Successfully negotiating and licensing commercial contracts with industry
- Ability to earn respect and standing to act as an internal champion and external ambassador of the industry and innovation portfolio
- Proven project management skills, including responsibilities for financial management and reporting
- Experience in working with international, cross-functional teams
- Adaptable, flexible, entrepreneurial, highly motivated, and capable of successfully pushing the industry and innovation programme of ESS forward
- Excellent oral and written English skills
Our work environment is characterised by fast growth, fast pace of work, and an international atmosphere with highly skilled personnel. You must therefore enjoy the diversity of such an environment and have a personality suited for the challenges it presents. Our work environment is exciting and forward thinking and relies heavily on personal initiative.
What ESS can offer
ESS can offer you a variety of things, such as passionate colleagues, a vibrant melting pot of diversity, and a challenging and high paced work environment where our employees take great pride in designing and building a world leading facility for materials research.
If you were to join ESS, you would become an important piece of the puzzle, since all our skilled staff are needed in order to fulfill the overall mission. We value and need expertise, innovative minds, great ways of leading and interacting with others, and the ability to work with people regardless of culture and background.
Duration & Location
The position is a fixed term position linked to the Horizon 2020 grant BrightnESS2 and terminates on 31.12.2021.
Your work place will be situated in Lund, Sweden. The position is to be filled as soon as possible.
Application & Contact
Please provide your curriculum vitae and cover letter in English by clicking on “apply” and following the instructions. Please note we only accept applications via the ESS website or ESS intranet. Internal candidates are encouraged to apply through the intranet.
The deadline for applications is 2018-10-21.
For more information regarding the ESS recruitment process in general, please follow this link https://europeanspallationsource.se/ess-recruitment-process.
For further information regarding the position, please contact the Group Leader for External Relations & EU Grants, Ute Gunsenheimer, ute.gunsenheimer[at]esss.se.
For further information regarding the recruitment process, please contact HR Officer, Tina Nilsson, tina.nilsson[at]esss.se.
For trade union information please contact Unionen / Michela Dell’Anno Boulton at +46 46 888 30 72 or SACO / Swedish Association of Graduate Engineers/ Riccardo Bevilacqua +46 46 888 32 28.
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Chief Executive: UMI³
£excellent package | Manchester, UK
UMI³ is a well-established, successful and highly ambitious innovation company. Wholly owned by the University of Manchester, it aims to be the most effective university channel for unleashing the world’s most valuable ideas. The University and the Board of UMI³ aspire for it to generate unicorns, deliver significantly increased IP and licensing income, and spin out a high number of viable companies in the coming period.
UMI³ attracts entrepreneurs, investors and corporate venture partners onto campus, and turns the brilliant ideas generated by the University’s researchers into real-world commercial applications. Since 2004, these commercialisation activities have contributed some £680 million to the UK economy through 300+ licences and 40 spin-outs.
The current Chief Executive, Clive Rowland, will stand down at the beginning of 2019. UMI³ is seeking an outstanding individual to build on his strong track record of success and achieve the goal of making UMI³ the world’s leading university IP commercialisation centre.
The successful candidate will be well connected across industry and academia, with an instinctive understanding of the opportunities afforded through university / industry collaboration. S/he will bring significant knowledge of IP, licensing, contracting, and company formation, start-up and exit, together with demonstrable success in managing commercial ventures, and have the capability to develop an in-house fund management team.
Applications are invited at your earliest convenience, and in any event by no later than Friday 12 October 2018.
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Starting Date: as soon as possible
Summary: The Head of Technology Transfer (reporting to the Head of Research Services), will supervise the technology transfer team and personally manage a growing portfolio of life science technologies. He/She will provide strategic direction, advice and training on all aspects of intellectual property, technology commercialization and industry cooperation to University management, researchers and students.
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
- Managing a small team of technology transfer professionals
- Stewardship of a growing portfolio of life science technologies
- Identification and protection of IP
- Driving commercialization of IP through licensing and creation of spin-off companies
- Supporting collaborative research with industry, and assisting researchers in securing funding to advance research results in a commercial direction
- Promoting awareness of IP and providing IP training to researchers
- Collaborating with the University Communications department to disseminate information about promising technologies and successes in technology transfer
- Developing and implementing relevant strategy and policy at a University-wide level
- Advising the University management on all aspects of IP and technology transfer
Qualifications, Experience and Personal Qualities:
- PhD in Life Sciences or related fields
- Minimum 3 years of experience in a technology transfer role in academia or in a related function in industry
- In-depth knowledge of IP; ideally experience in managing complex IP issues
- Hands-on involvement in legal matters related to research and technology transfer, including negotiation and management of technology licence agreements
- Team player; client-oriented with good interpersonal skills
- Excellent written and spoken German skills would be advantageous.
What we offer:
- Diverse and interesting challenges within one of Europe’s largest
- An open, friendly, flexible and international work environment
- A salary commensurate with skills and experience (in accordance with the University’s collective bargaining agreement)
About the University:
The University of Vienna, founded in 1365, is a comprehensive university, the oldest in the German- speaking world and one of the largest in Central Europe. The University of Vienna is the largest teaching and research institution in Austria with more than 90,000 students and more than 9,400 employees, 6,700 of whom are scientists and academics. The scientists and academics are concerned both with knowledge-orientated basic research and problem-solving applied research. One of the main objectives of the University of Vienna is to join the ranks of the leading research universities of Europe; therefore, it intends to support its researchers and to create the best-possible conditions for research and innovation. The Technology Transfer Office is a subdivision of the Research Services and Career Development department, which is responsible for the professional assistance and support of academic colleagues. Its main tasks include supporting scientists in raising third-party funds and managing large grants, exploiting and commercializing IP including negotiating collaborations with partners from industry, but also providing advice, support and training, especially for early stage researchers.
Please apply online no later than October 1st, 2018 with your CV and Covering Letter either through the jobcenter Website of the University https://personalwesen.univie.ac.at/en/jobs- recruiting/job-center or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any enquiries relating to the online application process can be directed to the HR team – email@example.com.
Please quote reference 7619 on your application and in any correspondence about this job announcement.
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The University of Vienna values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.
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.
Your priorities will include: Read more
- 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.