Babraham Institute – Tech Transfer Assistant – deadline: ongoing

Name Babraham Institute
Department Tech Transfer
Placement base location Babraham Research Campus, Babraham, Cambridge, CB22 3AT [online, virtual]
Contact for enquiries Dr Emily Boyce
Contact details Email:
Placement job title Tech Transfer Assistant
Potential start date Applications invited at any time with flexible start dates to be determined between the student and the Institute.
Potential working pattern Daily work pattern: 8 hours per day
Total hours per week: 35 hours/week
FT/PT: Full time
Details of application method

Please email the address below with a CV and covering letter. We will be in touch to arrange a short Zoom call to discuss your interests and decide how to proceed.

Application closing date Ongoing.
Overview of PIPS organisation

The Babraham Institute undertakes world-leading research into understanding the biology of how our bodies work, including what changes as we age and during disease. Our research is split into three programmes: Epigenetics, Signalling, and Immunology, and is supported by strategic programme grants from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) with additional funding from research councils, the EU and charities.

We maximise the impact of our research through Knowledge Exchange, Commercialisation and Public Engagement activities. We do this by collaborating with other academics, policy makers, charities, schools, the general public and industry, including companies on the Babraham Research Campus. Commercialisation is achieved in collaboration with the Institute’s wholly-owned trading arm, Babraham Institute Enterprise Limited.

Placement offered

The Institute’s Commercialisation team is seeking a student interested in working on a range of projects that will provide training and insight into activities typical of a technology transfer professional in an academic environment, and the activities undertaken to enable research to have a real-world impact. As the commercialisation team is small, the student will have an opportunity to contribute to a wide range of projects, with their work having a real impact on the group’s activities.

Internship projects would be assigned in consultation with the student, according to their interests and expertise, when considering those projects active at the Institute during placement period. As the team deals with potentially valuable, cutting-edge innovations specific project details cannot be provided before the student signs an undertaking to treat all data in confidence, however activities would likely involve:

* research into markets, technologies and clinical trials to understand the potential for new translational opportunities coming out of the Institute’s Immunology, Epigenetics and Signalling departments;

* developing the team’s knowledge of funding and collaboration sources and contacts;

* improvement of the team’s technology transfer database;

* commercial contract drafting experience.

Financial contribution/benefit(s)

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic these PIPs are being offered as online virtual placements, therefore it is envisaged that no additional expenses will be borne by the student.

If positions are available on site in the future, travel expenses will be subsidised and on-site accommodation made available.