Technology Transfer Manager : University of Southampton

Technology Transfer Manager

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £38,460 to £48,677 Per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Tuesday 23 April 2019
Reference:  1120019TW

One of the top-ranked universities globally, the University of Southampton is an exceptional place where people achieve remarkable things. Outward looking and research intensive, Southampton has gained prestigious recognition for its wide-ranging successes and history of world-changing achievements. 

We have a strong tradition of enabling researchers to commercialise their research through enterprise, licensing, and spinouts.  The University is ranked as the top UK University for consultancy income and has a number of highly successful enterprise units. We have created more than 28 spinout companies since 2000, three of whom have been floated on the stock market. The University is a founding member of the SETsquared Partnership which has in 2018 been rated the top university business incubator in the world for the 4th year running. 

The University of Southampton has an exciting opportunity to join its successful and dynamic technology transfer team as Technology Transfer Manager for our life sciences, health and medical disciplines. The successful candidate will be working with an exciting portfolio that includes pioneering developments in cancer immunology, regenerative medicine, epigenetics, cell imaging, next generation diagnostics, medical devices and drug discovery.  

To fill this role you will need to have considerable commercial acumen, pragmatism and a solid understanding of risk management. You will work with world-class researchers, entrepreneurs, global partners and investors to help shape and develop strong mutually beneficial commercialisation deals. 

You will be driving a wide-ranging portfolio of commercialisation projects in order to maximise the impact of our research and to increase income to the University through commercialisation deals and/or spinout creation. 

You will have excellent communication skills, be well-organised with the ability to multi-task and to work well as part of a virtual team. You will be a self-starter and enjoy the challenge of making things happen in a dynamic environment.  If you have a relevant science degree or similar qualification with a proven track record of successful commercialisation then we would like to hear from you.   

For an informal discussion, please contact Rachel Tucker, Departmental Coordinator, telephone: + 44 (0)23 80594686, email:

Application procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Geraldine Lewis (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 3462. Please quote reference 1120019TW on all correspondence.

Further details:

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

Closing date: 
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
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