Intellectual Property and Patent Administrator - Life Sciences

Intellectual Property and Patent Administrator - Life Sciences

Job Title: Intellectual Property and Patent Administrator - Life Sciences
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Oxford
Salary: Competitive plus excellent benefits
Start Date: 2018-03-08
Reference: 15801 JH
Contact Name: James Hume
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 23, 2018 17:47

Job Description

Here is the chance to be part of a revolutionary approach to Cell & Gene Therapies! An innovative Biotech company in Oxford are looking for someone to create a harmonised strategy for the administration of intellectual property, patents and grants.This is a business which has developed a revolutionary technology that supports the discovery, development and manufacture of Cell & Gene Therapies.  The platform technology enables them to engineer DNA to enable them to optimise expression systems, develop viral delivery systems for gene therapies and engineer cell lines.  Their expertise is in demand from the academic, biotech and pharma sectors in the UK, Europe and US which has led to their rapid growth that is set to continue.  In addition to this they have received funding to further develop other platform technologies they have in R&D to bring these to the market so that they can reach their full potential.  They are based on the Oxford Science Park and have an innovative and entrepreneurial culture where they continue to seek the best way of working in a collaborative way to achieve common aims.  They are a multinational company with a progressive culture where employees have the chance to continue to develop their careers with examples where promotion has been achieved soon after joining.  They organise regular staff events within the local area including away days and more spontaneous events to reward the hard work and achievements made.

The Opportunity:
This opportunity has been created due to their rapid expansion and the subsequent need to create a harmonised strategy for the administration of intellectual property, patents and grants.  You will be part of the team that develops and then maintains the strategy for these key areas to support their growth.  To then take on overall responsibility for the identification of the administration of these areas to maximise opportunities for funding and create a cost – effective patent portfolio.  This role requires you to often work autonomously and be proactive with the support of the CFO when needed.  You will identify new patent or grant applications to make the most of these opportunities working with senior member of the company. 

This role also includes the drafting and filing of applications for intellectual property, patents and grants as well as managing renewal management for patents.  In addition you will take part in grant project review meetings and liaise with external grant bodies, legal bodies, third party collaborators, and grant project managers.  As the Administrator you will ensure compliance with relevant regulations, guidelines and timetables that are to be adhered to within the company.

Desired Skills and Experience:
For this opportunity you will need to have a degree in a relevant life science such as Biology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Synthetic Biology or Biomedical Sciences for example.  You will need to have prior experience in a similar role that has given you knowledge of intellectual property, grants, funding, patents and the administration / management.  You do not need to have worked within the sector before but this I advantageous to you application if you have.