Technology Transfer Fellowships -fixed term for one year (London-based)
LifeArc is an independent medical research charity with over 25 years' experience in helping scientists and organisations turn their research into effective diagnostics and treatments.
In support of this mission, LifeArc have launched a Technology Transfer Fellowship programme in partnership with Imperial Innovations, Queen Mary Innovation and UCL Business (UCLB). This initiative now in its third year aims to provide the first steps for talented scientists to transition into the field of technology transfer. There will be four Fellows appointed who will each be given extensive training and experience in relation to identification of intellectual property (IP) with commercial potential, procuring IP protections, marketing and commercialisation processes including the eventual partnering of successful projects with the pharma industry via licensing or spin-out creation.
Each of the four participating organisations will host the Fellows, on a three-month rotational basis. Fellows will receive training on distinct topics during each rotation and benefit from being exposed to a variety of projects, expertise and organisational practises along the way. The requirements for the successful candidates for these entry-level roles are:
Postgraduate degree in life or medical sciences and/or MBA or equivalent
Aptitude for describing complex scientific information in accessible terms and ability to quickly grasp new scientific concepts
Well-developed written and oral communication skills
Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to communicate confidently and effectively with academic staff, all levels of management and companies.
Competence in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
Experience in technology market research, analysis, and reporting
Experience in technology marketing, IP protection or commercial negotiation including contract development/analysis
Understanding of the drug discovery process and of the academic, biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry marketplaces
Please note that the start date is fixed for Monday 14th June 2021; please do not apply if you are not able to start on this date. For these fellowships, LifeArc offers a competitive entry-level salary in technology transfer.
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