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Platform for epigenetic sequencing

Partnerships and Licensing Manager
London, GB
Job Description / Skills Required

Role Specification

Cambridge Epigenetix has recently undergone a strategic review and as a result has now moved from being a research tools company to an epigenetic biomarker discovery and IVD development organisation through commercial partnerships. As such, this new opportunity has arisen to manage the increased number of partnership/ licence agreements and work in a highly dynamic company, in this very varied role.

The partnerships and licensing manager will lead interactions with potential new partners or licensees (including academic institutions and companies), draft, negotiate and manage the associated contracts and assist with management of the Cambridge Epigenetix intellectual property portfolio.

Core Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be required to:

● Lead interactions with potential new academic collaborators and partner companies for partnership and licensing opportunities;

● Evaluate the scientific and commercial rationale for each potential opportunity through co-ordinating with other members of the commercial team and the Cambridge Epigenetix scientists;

● Independently draft and negotiate contracts from templates including CDAs, collaboration agreements, licences and master service agreements;

● Manage the database of existing contracts and ensure processes are in place and adhered to for new agreements;

● Manage ongoing contractual obligations including licence/ collaboration reports, contract renewals, milestone payments and patent obligations etc;

● Attend project and company meetings to give commercial/ contractual advice;

● Assist with management of the Cambridge Epigenetix intellectual property portfolio: attend meetings with patent attorneys, co-ordinate new IP protection and review patent prosecution strategies.

● Provide management information in relation to your work

● Able to prioritise tasks and work concurrently on multiple projects with minimal supervision

● Any other duties commensurate with the role

Key Criteria

● Applicants should possess 5 years’ experience working in a contracts or technology transfer role with considerable exposure to contracts and intellectual property

● Exceptional interpersonal and organisational skills with a keen eye for detail

● It would be highly advantageous to have a scientific background, particularly in the field of biology or biochemistry

● Independent contract drafting and negotiation

● Intellectual property portfolio management

● Commercially astute, collaborative with extensive experience of working with customers and key stakeholders.


Expertise in the following would be advantageous:

● Legal IPR background

● Background of working in micro

● Extensive expertise of Microsoft Office suite

● Expertise of working with Contracts software (training will be given on Company system)


Degree or Masters.

Who Are We?

Cambridge Epigenetix (CEGX, is a University of Cambridge spin-out company pioneering the development of novel and innovative technologies aimed at revolutionising the field of epigenetics research, unlocking the potential epigenetics has as an indicator and influencer of disease, health and wellbeing. Headquartered at the Chesterford Research Park (; we have established strong academic and industrial relationships with leading epigenetics, sequencing and technology experts globally.

Cambridge Epigenetix is funded by Google Ventures, Sequoia Capital, New Science Ventures and Syncona.

Apply Today

If you are passionate about science and ready to drive the epigenetics revolution then please apply by sending your CV and details of your remuneration expectations clearly stating the following on the Subject line: Partnership & Licensing Manager, Name Surname, Mobile No. Closing Date: 12 October 2017

Cambridge Epigenetix offers competitive salaries, an excellent benefits package and equity participation. Cambridge Epigenetix is an equal opportunity employer and promotes diversity throughout its workforce. Applications and resumes are considered for all positions without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or the presence of medical conditions or disabilities.