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Senior Innovation and Business Manager, UK Dementia Research Institute


Dementia is the greatest health challenge of our century.


To date there is no way to prevent it or even slow its progression, and there is an urgent need to fill the knowledge gap in our basic understanding of the diseases that cause it.


The UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI) is the biggest UK initiative driving forward research to fill this gap.


The UK DRI Headquarters team is based at UCL yet works across all six of the UK DRI host institutions. Collectively the HQ team is responsible for making the distributed UK DRI community function as a single institute, with a shared culture of intensely collaborative research.


The Tech Transfer team, led by the Director of Innovation and Business, is responsible for the management of TT activities, educating the UK DRI’s research community on TT potential, negotiating and managing licenses and other partnerships, and building a successful TT and IP portfolio across the UK DRI’s six host institutions in order to fully exploit discoveries emerging from our world-class research activities.


The Senior Innovation and Business Manager will manage a varied £multi-million portfolio of innovation projects (such as licensing deals, spin-out formation and strategic industry partnerships) from initial idea and disclosure, evaluation, and through to conclusion of a translational outcome. This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced tech transfer professional to work closely with our world-leading dementia researchers across a broad range of translation routes and mechanisms to commercialise new technologies in the diagnosis, treatment and care of people directly affected by dementia.


This role is offered on a full-time basis but we would welcome requests for flexible or part-time working arrangements.


The post is funded for five years in the first instance.   


Job Description


To apply please send a cover letter and CV to by no later than midnight on the 28th March 2021.