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Business Developer

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Intern, Extern
Geplaatst op
03 december 2019
11 december 2019

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The Knowledge exchange office for Leiden University and Leiden University Medical Center, Luris, is looking for a

Business Developer 

Key responsibilities
As a Business Developer at Luris you create and manage relationships between academics and companies including managing the projects, relationships and intellectual property portfolios. You help academics to build partnerships with companies and institutions with the goal of delivering a social, commercial or financial impact from their research activities. Such partnerships may take the form of research collaborations, technology licenses, or entrepreneurial ventures.

You look for opportunities within the Leiden academic community which can be further developed with companies, and then negotiate, define and manage the different relationships and objectives to deliver specific positive results.

As a successful candidate you have a passion for life science and technology, as well as experience in intellectual property, relationship management/account management and commercial deal making. You are goal focused and take pride in facilitating stakeholders to work together in successful collaborations.

You are focused on completing deals, as well as maintaining your relationships and creating new opportunities. To be effective you are acutely aware of stakeholders' drivers. You liaise between them and appreciate the different worlds they come from. You understand the challenges which accompany technology transfer  from academia. You provide  a window to the commercial world and help the two worlds to connect, and you can work efficiently and diligently within a supportive team environment.

As a Business Developer you will work closely in an dynamic and supportive team environment, with experience in entrepreneurship, deal making, life science technology, finance and grant Development, legal and public relations.

Selection criteria

  • PhD in life sciences;
  • MBA or equivalent experience in entrepreneurial finance and investing;
  • Experience  in research related collaborative relationships and management;
  • Background in, or affinity with industry;
  • Working knowledge of Intellectual Property;
  • Relevant  professional experience of at least three years;
  • Proficient in English (written and spoken) and working knowledge in Dutch; non-native speakers should acquire working knowledge of Dutch within a year.
  • Result oriented & service mentality;
  • Understand the drivers of both academics and companies;
  • Dealmaker and an affinity with the academic community. 

Our organisation
Luris creates and facilitates the network between Leiden academics and commercial partners, with a focus on generating impact on society from research, knowledge and innovation. We support academics from Leiden University and LUMC in their ambition to progress and develop their research. To achieve that aim, we work closely with the academics, companies and many other stakeholders in the region, such as the Leiden BioScience Park, Innovation Quarter and Medical Delta. In addition, Luris seeks to optimise existing relationships with external parties, thus enriching the research landscape in Leiden.

Terms and conditions
The initial appointment will be for a period of one year, with the possibility of renewal. Salary range from €4,406.- to €5,656.- gross per month (scale 12 in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities), based on qualifications and experience and on full-time employment.

Leiden University offers an attractive benefits package with additional holiday (8%) and end-of-year bonuses (8.3 %), training and career development. Our individual choices model gives you some freedom to assemble your own set of terms and conditions. More at Job application procedure and employment conditions.

Leiden University is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups.

If you have any enquiries about the procedure, please contact Anne Wegerif, management assistant, email a.p.wegerif@luris.nl.

To apply for this vacancy please send an email with your application letter and your CV, quoting the vacancy number, to Anne Wegerif, email a.p.wegerif@luris.nl. Only applications received no later than 11 December 2019 can be considered.


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