Senior Licensing Executive (3 Posts): University of Nottingham

Reference FAB053819

Closing Date: Wednesday, 3rd April 2019

Job Type: Administrative Professional & Managerial

Department: Research and Innovation

Salary: £51630 to £61618 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.

The University of Nottingham is seeking three experienced intellectual property professionals to join the existing Technology Transfer Office team and to lead on the commercialisation of University intellectual property in the fields of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Healthcare and Life Sciences respectively. 

Based within the Commercialisation team in the University's Technology Transfer Office and reporting into the Director of IP, responsibilities will include formulating and implementing IP strategy for the field of responsibility, provision of IP-related advice, commercialisation of IP through licensing and mentoring of more junior IP commercialisation staff. 

Appointees will be able to draw on support from other members of the IP Commercialisation team in identification of new IP and undertaking IP due diligence, with patent prosecution and legal support being provided by the IP management team. Spin-out company growth and development is managed by Nottingham Technology Ventures Ltd and the roles will also entail working collaboratively with colleagues from NTV on pre-incorporation projects. 

It should be noted that these are primarily practitioner roles and appointees will be expected to demonstrate an increase in both the volume and value of deal flow. 

Candidates will be qualified to at least graduate level in a relevant discipline, ideally have a relevant higher degree and have demonstrable experience of commercialising intellectual property in academia or industry. Excellent organisational and interpersonal skills are a pre-requisite. 

The University of Nottingham has a vibrant portfolio of inventions, licenses and spin-out companies, with our spin-out companies returning over £11 million in sale of shares to the University in 2018. 

With a recent investment of £200 million in a revitalised research strategy in the UK and campuses in China and Malaysia, this is an exciting time to join an entrepreneurial, international university with a pedigree including the invention of MRI and where enterprise and innovation really matters. 

Based on the University’s Innovation Park at Jubilee campus, post-holders can enjoy a highly attractive working environment with excellent amenities. 

These positions are on a permanent, full-time contract basis, however applications are also welcome from candidates wishing to work part-time (minimum 29 hours per week). Please specify in your application if you wish to work part-time and the number of preferred hours.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Director of IP and Commercialisation Dr Susan Huxtable, email susan.huxtable@nottingham.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

Our University has always been a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, visit; https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/jobs/applyingfromoverseas/index2.aspx

Closing date: 
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
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