Senior Commercialisation Manager (New Opportunities)

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7071882 (Ref.No. CSRIS1158)
Posted: November 6, 2020

Job Description

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to play a key role at one of the largest research-intensive universities in the UK?  Do you want to be part of a team that develops the strategy for commercialisation of Intellectual Property (IP) generated within the University of Leeds? 

The University of Leeds has an extensive patent portfolio of over 400 applications, over 30 active spinout companies and in excess of 150 technology licences.

This challenging role requires an energetic and self-motivated individual to lead a team with responsibility for identifying and assessing early stage commercialisation opportunities arising from our academic research programmes. You will ensure that effective commercial due diligence is undertaken on disclosed opportunities, guide the Intellectual Property development strategy, assist in securing early stage funding to undertake market appraisals and technical development and ensure effective handover of opportunities to licensing and venture colleagues for deal completion. 

With experience in technology-related business development plus a working knowledge of innovation, you will have strong evaluation, planning and process management skills. The ability to effectively engage and influence internal and external stakeholders is essential as is acting as a key source of expertise and leading on decisions. You will have a background in the engineering or informatics or physical sciences sectors with experience of creating an effective environment for sourcing, appraising and managing early stage commercialisation opportunities. 

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

Andy Duley, Director of Commercialisation


Please note: Due to the current Government Coronavirus lockdown and social distancing measures, the interviews for this role are likely to be conducted remotely using Microsoft Teams or Zoom.  It is also expected that relevant work within these roles may be done remotely, within the UK, while these restrictions remain in place.

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Professional Services
School/Institute:  Research & Innovation Service
Category:  Professional & Managerial
Grade:  Grade 8
Salary:  Competitive Salary
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Ongoing
Release Date:  Thursday 05 November 2020
Closing Date:  Monday 30 November 2020
Reference:  CSRIS1158

The University community is made up of a wide range of people with diverse backgrounds and circumstances, which we value and regard as a great asset. As part of our continued commitment to equality and inclusion, we strive to create an environment where everyone can reach their full potential and have a real opportunity to participate in and contribute to our activities.


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