Job offer in england MICRA IP Exploitation Associate at Loughborough University

FIXED TERM, FULL TIME basis until 31st March 2021.

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.

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 mind-set, 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 would be particularly welcome. An understanding of the Higher Education environment and the drivers and barriers for exploitation of research is also key.

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 for an informal discussion.

The closing date for receipt of applications is Sunday 30 September 2018.

Interviews will be held on Thursday 11 October 2018.


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