Commercialisation Officer in Life Sciences
Helsinki Innovation Services

Alkuperäinen julkaisupäivä 18.7.2019

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.

We are now seeking a

Commercialisation Officer in Life Sciences

We expect you to have preferably a postgraduate degree in life sciences, such as in biomedicine, biotechnology or pharmacy. Studies or other expertise in bioentrepreneurship and intellectual property protection are definitely a plus. A successful candidate has experience in drug discovery, excellent communication and project management skills and understanding on regulatory processes from any therapeutic area. Proven interest or track record in commercialisation of early stage drug discovery assets (small molecules or biologicals), working experience in translational environment in academia or experience in the pharmaceutical industry is very much appreciated.

This opportunity is for a dynamic and independent commercialisation enthusiast who wants to work with professionals representing diverse scientific, intellectual property, economics and entrepreneurial backgrounds. Successful candidates must be self-motivated, energetic, masters of time management, be able to work both independently and as part of a team, and have excellent English oral and written skills.

Within this role you will:

  • Liaise with academic staff of the University of Helsinki and evaluate invention and idea disclosures using patent databases, literature and commercial sources of information.
  • Process and prepare responses to invention disclosures in compliance with the University Inventions Act.
  • Pursue and identify potential business or commercial opportunities arising from research performed at the University of Helsinki.
  • Develop, support and manage business development activities in the University of Helsinki commercialisation projects, acting as a liaison who aligns the business development activities with the scientific activities.
  • Identify, contact and prepare materials for potential collaborators, partners and investors and actively participate in sales and marketing, business development and licensing of University of Helsinki IP portfolio.
  • Prepare market, customer and end-user surveys, competitive landscape assessments, market entry and regulatory strategies and develop other business intelligence using databases and networking.

Your work requires fluent and effective communications with HIS personnel, researchers, leaders and administrative personnel at the University of Helsinki and other stakeholders. The assignment is for a full time, permanent position.

For more information, please contact Ms Heli Lahtinen at 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

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  • Ilmoitusnumero: 1284847
  • Työsuhde: Vakituinen työsuhde
  • Työn tyyppi: Kokopäiväinen
  • Sähköposti: Lähetä sähköpostia
  • Sijainti: Helsinki