We have an exciting opportunity for a Technology Transfer Officer (TTO) to join The Bloomsbury SET, a £5-million knowledge exchange programme supported by Research England under the Connecting Capability Fund. The partners in this programme are The Royal Veterinary College, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London School of Economics and Political Science, and SOAS University of London. The aim of the programme is to ‘join the dots’ between these partners, in order to accelerate the translation of research into new products, treatments, therapies and services to help combat infectious disease and antimicrobial resistance.
The appointee will support researchers from each College who are in receipt of translational research funding from The Bloomsbury SET. They will assist these researchers to seek protection for their intellectual property, and to attract interest in their technologies from potential funders or investors. The TTO will join a small team at RVC supporting delivery of The Bloomsbury SET programme. This will involve close working with the Director of Research & Innovation Services and Head of Research Development at RVC, The Bloomsbury SET Programme Manager, Steering Group members, other Knowledge Exchange professionals at each College, and external advisers.
This is an outward-facing role that requires someone with initiative, excellent communication skills, a friendly, professional attitude, and ability to establish strong relationships with new and existing partners. It is expected that candidates will have experience of supporting technology transfer in a university or research institute environment, ideally in Life Sciences.
Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact Dr Emma Tomlinson, Head of Research Development, Research Office, on 020 3905 4681 or email email@example.com
We offer a generous reward package.
For further information and to apply on-line please visit our website: www.rvc.ac.uk
Job reference: RSO-0230-19
Closing date: 20 November 2019
Interviews are likely to be held on: 27 or 28 November 2019