Commercialisation Licensing Manager

Leeds, United Kingdom
07 Oct 2019
End of advertisement period
29 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Do you want to make a major contribution to the evaluation and licensing of our technologies? Can you lead commercial negotiations? Are you capable of independent management of broad project portfolios?

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 in excess of 90 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 IP licensing and company spinout activities. 

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. With a flexible approach to work you will be capable of independent management of broad project portfolios and have an ability to secure and manage deals with commercial partners. Strong negotiation, analytical, planning and implementation skills to progress opportunities to successful commercial outcomes are also essential.

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

Emmanuel Oshodin, Penna Recruitment Consultant

Tel: +44 (0) 203 849 2695, email:

Location: Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service: Professional Services
School/Institute: Research & Innovation Service
Category: Professional & Managerial
Salary: p.a. Competitive
Post Type: Full Time
Closing Date: Tuesday 29 October 2019
Downloads: Candidate Brief  

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