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LSTM / IVCC is seeking applications for the position of Group Legal and Intellectual Property Advisor

 Group Legal and Intellectual Property Advisor

Department of Strategic Operations

Full time, permanent appointment

Based in Liverpool – with international travel


Founded in 1898 and the oldest of its kind in the world, the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) is an internationally recognised centre of excellence for research in tropical diseases.  Forming part of LSTM and established in 2005 with a $50.7 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), IVCC is a Product Development Partnership (PDP) established as a not-for-profit company and registered United Kingdom charity.  It aims to overcome the barriers to innovation in the development of new public health insecticides, and the development of new paradigms for more effective and efficient vector control. This is achieved through investing donor funds in research and development.

This newly created opportunity will provide a high quality, tailored legal service across the LSTM /IVCC Group companies on a range of Commercial Contract, Intellectual Property Protection, Technology Licensing and Project and Product Development streams. You will lead as appropriate with LSTM and IVCC team members in negotiation of contract details with partners, collaborators, service providers and consultants, whilst advising on a range of commercial contracts. Working within the Group, you will develop an appropriate balance of legal risk control and empowerment approach to contracting to deliver objectives, coupled with undertaking legal risk assessment for both IVCC and LSTM.  

A key element of this post will be to provide an exceptional quality of specialist IP and commercialisation advice to the Group, whilst establishing standards for the IP and commercialisation advice that both LSTM and IVCC provide.   

Ideal candidates must be suitably qualified (LLB) and be able to demonstrate experience in dealing in Commercial Contract Law, IP Protection and Technology Licensing in a corporate or charitable environment. We are looking for someone with a demonstrable track record of achievement of IP commercialisation and management as well as experience of providing advice and support to colleagues and stakeholders on issues relating to Legal risk. Strong relationship management skills and an ability to negotiate with confidence, tact and diplomacy across a diverse range or partner organisations is essential. 

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Closing Date:  8th March 2018


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