Technology Transfer Manager at the University Office Research Services and Career Development
The application deadline for the post has been extended to 14 September 2020
The Technology Transfer Office (TTO) team of the University of Vienna within the DLE Research Services and Career Development supports the transfer of knowledge and new technologies of the University to possible applications, usually through industrial partners in Austria and abroad.
About the University:
The University of Vienna, founded in 1365, is a comprehensive university, the oldest in the German-speaking world and one of the largest in Central Europe. The University of Vienna is the largest teaching and research institution in Austria with more than 90,000 students and more than 9,800 employees, 6,700 of whom are scientists and academics. The scientists and academics are concerned both with knowledge-orientated basic research and problem-solving applied research. One of the main objectives of the University of Vienna is to join the ranks of the leading research universities of Europe; therefore, it intends to support its researchers and to create the best-possible conditions for research and innovation. The Technology Transfer Office is a subdivision of the Research Services and Career Development department, which is responsible for the professional assistance and support of academic colleagues. Its main tasks include supporting scientists in raising third-party funds and managing large grants, exploiting and commercializing IP including negotiating collaborations with partners from industry, but also providing advice, support and training, especially for early stage researchers.
Duration of employment: 12 month/s
Extent of Employment: 40 hours/week
Job grading in accordance with collective bargaining agreement: §54 VwGr. IVa with relevant work experience determining the assignment to a particular salary grade.
To expand the team, we are looking for a Technology Transfer Manager to support the team in the field of life sciences in a variety of tasks, including:
Evaluation of new technologies, in particular in the field of biology including related scientific fields (pharmacy, life sciences, etc.)
Monitoring and coordinating activities in connection with patent attorneys and offices, including filing and prosecution
Contract negotiations with companies, in English and German language, relating to collaborations, technology transfer agreements and licenses, monitor and manage the execution of these contracts (fees, royalties, redistributions)
Communication with funding bodies (e.g. FFG, AWS)
Working with researchers to enhance commercialization of new university technologies in all areas of life sciences
Train and advise researchers and entrepreneurs of start-up projects in the management, protection and enhancement of University of Vienna's intellectual property
Identifying commercial strategies for transferring technologies to industry, including commercialisation through translational funding or through spin-out ventures
Participation in the strategic management of the intellectual property portfolio of the University of Vienna
This is initially a position for 12 months with the option to extend the contract
What we offer:
Diverse and interesting challenges within one of Europe's largest universities.
An open, friendly, flexible and international work environment
A salary commensurate with skills and experience (in accordance with the University's collective bargaining agreement)
An opportunity to expand and deepen your knowledge in the field of technology transfer in the context of the University of Vienna, including external training courses and conferences.
MSc or PhD degree in Life Sciences or related field, additional degree in IP law a plus
Team player; client-oriented with good interpersonal skills
Outstanding time management skills with ability to deliver to demanding deadlines
Oral and written fluency required in German and English
Great interest to establish oneself professionally in the field of technology transfer and to continuously expand expertise in this respect
Experience in the field of technology transfer in academia or in a related function in industry would be beneficial
Interest in the promotion of scientific research, contact with companies, commercial aspects related to technology transfer and intellectual property
Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna (http://jobcenter.univie.ac.at) no later than 30.08.2020, mentioning reference number 11123.
For further information please contact Zinner, Lucas +43-1-4277-18224, Withnell, Thomas +43-1-4277-18245.
The University pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity (http://diversity.univie.ac.at/). The University lays special emphasis on increasing the number of women in senior and in academic positions. Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female applicants.
Human Resources and Gender Equality of the University of Vienna
Reference number: 11123