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Commercialisation Licensing Manager

Do you want to make a major contribution to the evaluation and licensing of our technologies? Are you capable of independent management of broad project portfolios and have an ability to secure and manage deals with commercial partners?

This post provides an exciting opportunity to play a role in the commercialisation of Intellectual Property (IP) generated within the University of Leeds, one of the largest research-intensive universities in the UK. The University has an extensive patent portfolio, over 30 active spinout companies, and a significant number of technology licences. 

The University has placed innovation and impact as key objectives in an ambitious strategy and is seeking to expand its commercialisation activities. The Commercialisation Team supports the University’s commercialisation and IP activities to ensure that maximum impact and public benefit can be achieved via our commercialisation activities. To accelerate the development and commercialisation of its research, the Commercialisation Team manages sizeable proof of market and proof of concept investment funds.

This is a challenging role, requiring an energetic and self-motivated individual with a can-do attitude to make a major contribution to the evaluation and licensing of our technologies. You will have a background in a life/physical sciences or engineering discipline and demonstrable competencies in commercialising technologies. You will have a flexible approach to work, capable of independent management of broad project portfolios and an ability to secure and manage deals with commercial partners. You will also bring strong negotiation, analytical, planning and implementation skills to progress opportunities to successful commercial outcomes.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

James Gibbons, Senior Commercialisation Manager

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 2087, email: j.gibbons@leeds.ac.uk


Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Professional Services
School/Institute:  Research & Innovation Service
Category:  Professional & Managerial
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £33,199 to £39,609 p.a.
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Ongoing
Release Date:  Friday 14 June 2019
Closing Date:  Sunday 14 July 2019
Interview Date:  Friday 26 July 2019
Reference:  CSRIS1120
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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