Helsinki Innovation Services Ltd (HIS) is a fully owned subsidiary of the University of Helsinki Funds and responsible for evaluation, protection and commercialisation of inventions arising from the University of Helsinki. HIS team has created several promising spinout companies in various business sectors – ranging from immunotherapy for cancer to exporting Finnish pre-school excellence. Join us to translate groundbreaking scientific research and innovations into business opportunities.
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This opportunity is for a dynamic, brave and independent commercialisation enthusiast eager to work with top scientists in the iCAN Digital Precision Cancer Medicine flagship and with Helsinki Innovation Services team with expertise in intellectual property, innovations, and business development. iCAN is one of the six national flagship public-private partnerships in Finland coordinated by the University of Helsinki and Helsinki University Hospital HUS. iCAN aims for discoveries and innovations through integration of strengths in Precision Cancer Medicine with unique assets in Digital Health.
We are seeking a Business Development Director to take a major role in developing the iCAN research flagship into a competence cluster with strong partnerships and new business.
Within this role you will:
We expect you to have an academic degree with relevant research background in cancer biology or digital health (preferably PhD or MD). Experience in the healthcare/life sciences industry is a clear benefit. We value your existing networks within pharmaceutical or digital health care companies and efficient networking skills. Successful candidates must be commercially driven, possess excellent digital content creation skills and be able to work both independently and as part of a team.
You will work as part of the Helsinki Innovation Services team. Your work requires fluent and effective communication with researchers, management, financial and legal administration of the iCAN, partner organisations, and other stakeholders.
You are expected to have strong presentation skills to varied audiences and be fluent in English. The person we are looking for is highly motivated, energetic and a master of time management.
The position is full time and available immediately when a suitable candidate is found. We may also consider applications for a Business Development Specialist position, if you are highly motivated and possess relevant scientific background, but have less prior experience in industrial environment.
For more information, please contact Ms Heli Lahtinen at email@example.com or +358 50 547 7299 (after 5th August 2019) to set up a phone call with Chief Operating Officer Milla Koistinaho.
To apply, please submit your application with a CV and a salary request by 31st August 2019 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Helsinki Innovation Services Ltd (HIS) is a fully owned subsidiary of the University of Helsinki Funds and responsible for evaluation, protection and commercialisation of inventions arising from the University of Helsinki. We handle over 100 invention disclosures annually, maintain and develop a multidisciplinary patent portfolio and help researchers commercialising their ideas and inventions for the benefit of the world. HIS team has created several fast growing spinout companies in various business sectors – ranging from immunotherapy for cancer to exporting Finnish pre-school excellence. The companies are disseminating the IPR secured by our team and are strongly backed by research expertise at the University of Helsinki. Join us to translate groundbreaking scientific research and innovations into business opportunities.
More information at www.helsinki.fi/en/research/innovation-services