Job title: MICRA IP Exploitation Associate
Job reference: REQ190055
Date posted: 01/02/2019
Application closing date : 10/03/2019
Package: Management and Specialist grade 6 from £30395 to £39609 per annum. Subject to annual pay award.
Job description: Enterprise Office
Loughborough University is looking to recruit a motivated and entrepreneurial professional to provide drive and creativity in exploiting the outcomes of the University's Research activities.
The University is renowned as an enterprising research environment with exceptional links with industry and a long-standing record of developing innovations with real-world impact. This is evidenced by a track record in revenue generating license deals and successful spinouts.
As part of the Intellectual Property Exploitation Team within the Enterprise Office at our Loughborough campus, you will work collaboratively with colleagues within the Office, as well as developing supportive and transparent relationships with the academic staff across the University's Loughborough and London campuses who are the source of the innovations. The team is in the process of rebuilding and re-invigorating the entrepreneurial culture at Loughborough and it is an exciting time to join and make your mark. This post is funded by the MICRA initiative (http://www.midlandsinnovation.org.uk/midlands-innovation.aspx) and there will be enhanced opportunities for training and development within the wider MICRA consortium of Universities.
We are looking for professionals with experience in driving early stage ideas to a commercial (or possibly non-commercial) end-goal. You should have an entrepreneurial and creative mindset, a market (rather than technology) led perspective and the ability to make deals happen - whilst still respecting the unique culture and relationships across the University. Preference will be given to candidates with relevant experience (business development, commercial, IP or project management) in industry or in the investment sector, although candidates with strong relevant experience in the public sector will also be considered. Candidates with a background in physical sciences or engineering will be prioritised. An understanding of the Higher Education environment and the drivers and barriers for exploitation of research is also key.
The position will normally be made on a full-time basis and is fixed term until March 2021. For the right candidate consideration will be given to part-time working, subject to the right balance being achieved across the team. Salary will be on Management and Specialist Grade 6, GBP 30,395 to 39,609 (pro rata) per annum, at a starting salary to be confirmed on offer of appointment. In exceptional circumstances, the University may offer a market supplement of up to 10% of the maximum salary quoted per annum.
If you would like to discuss the opportunity to join our team, you are encouraged to contact Mark Bennett, Head of IP Exploitation on 01509 223858 or 07925 035032 for an informal discussion.
Application closing date: 10th March 2019.
Interviews will be held on 26th March 2019.
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