When I joined LifeArc I was immediately struck by the friendly, welcoming and supportive culture of the organisation. Personal growth is greatly emphasised and since joining I’ve received development in very diverse areas, such as financial management, licensing and venture creation as well as being involved in a wide range of fascinating science projects. These projects have been heavily involved and despite being outside of my comfort zone I have greatly enhanced my knowledge of technology transfer.
LifeArc has provided me with opportunities to expand my interests, knowledge and responsibilities into new areas of science. I enjoy working where drug discovery research and charitable status are intertwined, and where there is a significant emphasis on collaboration, both in-house and with external partners. I’ve worked on a diverse range of stimulating and challenging multi-disciplinary projects with great colleagues, in very well-equipped labs and surroundings and very much feel that my contribution is valued.
Since joining LifeArc, my knowledge of intellectual property has broadened as I have been able to learn about different aspects and how other parties are involved, such as licensees and contributors. We are encouraged to challenge ourselves and speak up if we think something could be improved and I personally have been encouraged to take on more responsibility since joining. LifeArc is an open and friendly place where people are really interested in helping you. It is nice to work somewhere where people are passionate about the end result, trying to find and develop science that can really help people – especially the rare diseases.
I chose to join LifeArc after graduating from my chemistry degree because they are different. They bring together great scientific minds from across the globe and unite them with a common ethos; to help mankind. As a charity we have the opportunity to target treatments for diseases wherever the need is greatest. This allows us to have a significant impact and personally allows me to work on a diverse range of disease areas and targets. It has been a pleasure to start my scientific career at LifeArc.
LifeArc has given me fantastic opportunities for career development due to its dynamic and innovative working environment. The open plan working setting creates good opportunities for communications across both various departments and management layers, and the work ethos is very much a mixture of both academic and industrial elements which in my opinion makes this an ideal work place for a scientist.
I joined LifeArc following my PhD and am grateful for the opportunities that it has provided. The culture is incredibly supportive, valuing every employee as an individual, and the atmosphere in the offices and labs is very friendly and collaborative. The immediate impact our work has on patient lives through promoting the translation of early-stage drug discovery from bench to bedside and the breadth of research areas I am exposed to as part of my role are two key aspects that make my job incredibly rewarding.
LifeArc’s Technology Transfer Fellowship programme, in partnership with Imperial Innovations, Queen Mary Innovation and UCL Business (UCLB), aims to provide the first steps for talented scientists to transition into the field of technology transfer.
Four Fellows will be appointed who will each be given extensive training and experience in relation to identification of intellectual property (IP) with commercial potential, procuring IP protections, marketing and commercialisation processes including the eventual partnering of successful projects with the pharma industry via licensing or spin-out creation.
Each of the four participating organisations will host the Fellows, on a three-month rotational basis. Fellows will receive training on distinct topics during each rotation and benefit from being exposed to a variety of projects, expertise and organisational practises along the way.
The requirements for the successful candidates for these entry-level roles are:
Please note that the start date is fixed for Monday 14 June 2021; please do not apply if you are not able to start on this date. For these fellowships, LifeArc offers a competitive entry-level salary in technology transfer.
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