Competitive salary plus benefits
MRC Technology (MRCT) is a technology transfer organisation responsible for adding commercial value to cutting edge scientific discoveries through strategic patent protection, creative licensing of intellectual property (IP), partnered research or further scientific development and also runs one of the largest academic drug discovery groups in the UK. MRCT’s Centre for Therapeutic Discovery (CTD) has expertise in both small molecule and therapeutic antibody drug discovery and works to develop exciting new drugs for a broad range of unmet medical needs.
A vacancy has arisen for a Technology Transfer Administrator within the Intellectual Property and Licensing Division (IPL) of MRCT. The post provides administrative support for MRCT’s work on the protection and commercial exploitation of MRC inventions and collaborations with industry as well as MRCT’s own drug discovery facility, the Centre for Therapeutics Discovery.
Reporting into one of the Senior Business Managers the main responsibility will be managing patent formalities for 3/4 Business Managers within IPL. This will include coordinating patent related administration to ensure procedural obligations are met, maintaining accurate electronic records of all patent related documents and correspondence to ensure business continuity, liaising with colleagues in IPL and other divisions in relation to monitoring agreement income and outgoing revenue and reporting on key data.
A wide range of administrative and organisational skills are required with particular emphasis on good oral and written communication skills, attention to detail, and experience of using databases. Knowledge of intellectual property, particularly the patenting process, would be an advantage.
In addition MRCT offers a defined contribution pension scheme, private health insurance, a flexible benefits scheme and 31 days paid holiday per year.