To sustain its continuous development, the University of Luxembourg has a new job opening within its Interdisciplinary Centre the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB). We are looking for a
Technology Transfer Officer (*GN)
As part of the LCSB Operations, the Innovation and Partnering team is dedicated to support and enhance innovative research and development at LCSB and to make the resulting technologies available for external national and international collaboration or valorization in order to increase the socio-economic impact of LCSB’s research and to acquire additional funding sources for innovative research projects.
Your key role will be to identify LCSB research and IP with specific potential for commercialization and partnering and further advising on and driving the liaison with industrial and / or public partners.
You will identify potential research partners and IP licensees and drive the process of liaising LCSB researchers with the respective external parties.
Through these activities, you will support and further develop LCSB innovation and UL valorization processes.
In your role as Technology Transfer Officer, you will drive the technology offering and transfer at LCSB.
You will work within the LCSB Innovation and Partnering team and report to the team leader whilst liaising with the central Technology Transfer Office at the University of Luxembourg.
Liaison with the LCSB research groups and identification of IP and research with partnering and commercialization potential
Support the evaluation of novel IP (marketability, prior art)
Market analysis to evaluate commercial potential and market needs
Identification of potential joint activities and projects with internal and external partner
Identification of potential clients and industrial collaboration partners
Liaison and relationship building with external partners
Monitoring of specific markets and industry areas with potential interest in LCSB technologies
Managing the LCSB portfolio of technology offerings and marketing documentation
Advising of inventors w.r.t. marketability and further market-oriented development of technologies and for building strategic IP portfolios
Advising and informing Principal Investigators, researchers, Management, other internal as well as external parties on valorization and partnering opportunities
Support the sustaining of compliance with UL internal processes for the identification, protection and valorization of IP
Evaluation and correction of public innovation funding programs proposals and business plans in collaboration with other members of the LCSB Innovation and Partnering team
Internal dissemination of the results of partnering and valorization activities with the aim strengthen the awareness and understanding of innovation projects and technology transfer strategy within the LCSB
External Dissemination of results of partnering and valorization activities with the aim of raising industrial awareness of LCSB’s innovation and partnering activities and promoting its technologies
Education of researchers about Innovation, IP protection, industry collaboration, funding opportunities, and valorization.
Education / Experience :
University degree in the field of technology or life sciences; PhD in the above fields is an asset
Demonstrated professional experience in technology offering and transfer and / or research management, consulting, business strategy
Experience in the public research sector
Knowledge of marketing and communication of science
In-depth understanding of the needs of both start-ups and large corporates as well as public stakeholders
Competencies and skills :
Strong interpersonal and communication skills to work in a multicultural environment
Self-starter and self-motivated
Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail and accuracy
A motivating and interesting job within an international research environment
Member of an expanding and dynamic team of highly motivated people
Opportunity to foster Technology Transfer in the field of Biotech and develop appropriate strategies.
The University of Luxembourg is an equal opportunity employer.
All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.
GN Gender Neutral