Commercialisation Executive

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  • Intellectual property identification
  • Commercial analysis
  • Manchester
  • £39,177 plus bonus scheme and benefits package

The University of Manchester I3 Ltd (UMI3) is a wholly-owned company of the University of Manchester and its agent for Intellectual Property (IP) management and commercialisation. UMIP is the division of UMI3 whose role is to commercialise intellectual property (IP), know-how and technology developed at the University. Since its inception in 2004, UMI3 has created 40 spin-out companies, managed over £300m of third party investment into the University’s spin-outs and brokered over 4,800 licences and assignments. UMI3 is widely recognised as being amongst the leading university technology transfer organisations in the UK.

The Commercialisation Executive role is part of a specialist operational team responsible for working with enterprising researchers to turn new ideas into live commercial projects resulting in new spin out companies and licence deals. You will initiate, receive and carry out evaluation of invention disclosures for novelty and commercial potential, manage protection of intellectual property if appropriate, conduct initial market research, and gain an understanding of the commercial opportunity and route to market.

Candidates will have a background in one or more areas of; chemical or material sciences, life science, biotechnology, medical science, electronics, or software preferably to PhD level or equivalent and have a strong interest in intellectual property and technology commercialisation. Experience gained in a technology transfer or business development environment is essential. You will have good organisation and analytical skills, be an excellent communicator and be comfortable working pro-actively and flexibly in a stimulating and varied working environment. The role offers challenge and opportunity to someone with the ability to balance process and structure with creativity and intuitive judgement in a dynamic and highly entrepreneurial company.

For such an individual, we offer a generous salary, bonus scheme and benefits package and the opportunity to join a dynamic, forward-thinking technology transfer company associated with one of the UK’s top research universities.

Please apply with your CV and current salary details to Margaret Lewis at UMIP, Core Technology Facility, 46 Grafton St, Manchester M13 9NT.

For further information call Dr Rick Watson on 0161 603 7717.

Closing Date: 31/08/2017

Candidates selected for interview will be notified by email. Unsuccessful applicants will not be notified; should you not have received a response two weeks after the closing date for applications, we regret that your application will not have been successful.

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