The purpose of the Commercialisation Manager role is to work in partnership with academic staff and R&E colleagues to drive commercial outcomes from opportunities arising from the research of Academic Departments at York in the Health and Life Sciences.
Outcomes will include spin-out company formations, commercial licence deals, commercial service provision, externally-funded projects such as translational awards (which advance opportunities towards commercialisation). Success in the role will make a significant contribution to the impact of the research from the Departments involved.
We are seeking someone with experience of research commercialisation or technology transfer in a research environment and who has supported the development of spin outs and secured licencing agreements.
Skills, Experience & Qualification needed
You will be educated to degree level or equivalent, or have equivalent experience. Ideally these qualifications and/or experience will have been gained in a life science discipline.
You will have experience of working within a research, commercialisation or knowledge exchange capacity with experience writing reports and business cases.
Knowledge of how intellectual property is protected and managed.
Experience of negotiating commercial agreements in a pragmatic way.
You will be able to demonstrate experience of managing complex projects; building strong relationships with business support networks; effective client management and relationship building.
You will have outstanding verbal and written communication skills; be able to communicate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders; and be able to formally present to business audiences at network meetings and events.
Be self-motivated and have good time management and organisational skills: be able to define priorities and work flexibly and effectively under pressure to meet demanding (and sometimes conflicting) deadlines, within set time / financial constraints.