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Vacancy details

Closing date: 20 September 2019
Location: Twickenham

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Senior Intellectual Property Manager

Are you a Technology Transfer professional with experience in healthcare or life sciences looking to contribute to transforming research into real world benefits at the nation's largest funder of health and care research?

At the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) we enable and deliver world-class research that transforms people’s lives, promotes economic growth and advances science. We need a motivated individual to become a Senior Intellectual Property Manager and join our team at the NIHR Central Commissioning Facility.

We are looking for someone who can:

  • Ensure that a consistent approach to IP management is used across the NIHR for all activities including advising potential applicants, reviewing project proposals, resolving contractual queries, reviewing and short-listing of proposals for funding, advising during project monitoring, closure and follow up activities.
  • Support NIHR staff members to resolve IP-related queries by running regular weekly “IP Open Sessions” in Twickenham, Southampton and Leeds where NIHR programme managers can request support and advice.
  • Manage a portfolio of commercialisation cases on behalf of DHSC to maximise return on investment on NIHR-funded IP with a focus on delivering patient benefit and mitigation of state aid. Negotiation of return models (including financial and non-financial return mechanisms) for NIHR and preparation of briefing notes for DHSC.
  • Co-ordinate legal advice for DHSC on all issues relating to research funding on a commercial basis, including management of the NIHR standard research contract.
  • Provide IP training to NIHR programme managers and staff at NIHR-funded organisations.

You can help us to fund the best research using your:

  • Broad understanding of health research based on a good degree in a relevant subject (a relevant professional qualification would be desirable) or comparable professional experience
  • Knowledge of health research processes and ecosystem
  • Expert knowledge of best practice in intellectual property management in the public and private sectors to generate impact from research
  • Understanding of the different organisational goals of universities, NHS Trusts, charities and companies and how these need to be balanced when negotiating with organisations
  • Ability to manage complex multi-stakeholder situations with diplomacy and effectiveness
  • Ability to analyse complex commercialisation deals taking qualitative and quantitative factors in to account, including return on investment models
  • Ability to write succinct and informative documents for senior level decision makers providing them with sufficient information for decisions to be made

The NIHR’s Central Commissioning Facility manages a number of research funding programmes, faculty and infrastructure. The NIHR Central Commissioning Facility is hosted by LGC Ltd, you can find out more about our organisation here.

Find a full job description and how to how to apply here.