Careers

Work with us - be part of changing the world

At UCLB, we work with some of the world’s leading researchers, helping to bring cutting-edge innovations from the university out into the world where they can benefit us all.

Our team combine a passion for making a difference with a professional, collaborative and entrepreneurial approach.

If you enjoy working in a dynamic, multi-disciplinary environment, with a supportive and successful team, a career at UCLB could be for you.

We have roles in technology transfer, investment, intellectual property (IP) management and commercialisation, licensing, project management and support functions.

Our mission: as drivers of innovation, we use our expertise to commercialise the exceptional ideas of UCL researchers, to benefit society and the economy.

Current vacancies

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LifeArc - Technology Transfer Fellowships –
Fixed Term

LifeArc is an independent medical research charity with over 25 years’ experience in helping scientists and organisations turn their research into effective diagnostics and treatments.

In support of this mission, LifeArc have launched a Technology Transfer Fellowship programme in partnership with UCL Business (UCLB), Imperial Innovations and Queen Mary Innovation.

What our team say

Saadat – Legal Affairs

“I’m part of UCLB’s legal team working as Senior Counsel, IP. My job mainly involves reviewing, drafting and negotiating IP contracts.

UCLB is an intellectually stimulating and challenging work environment, with lots of opportunities for learning and professional growth.

Our work can have a huge global impact. I drafted and negotiated the terms of a joint IP ownership agreement between UCL and Mercedes, enabling production of a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) device for COVID-19 patients. I feel proud to have been part of such an important project.”

Jessica – Project Management / UCL Technology Fund

“I’m a project development manager, managing UCLB and UCL Technology Fund projects. I have a portfolio of about 15 active projects, mostly in gene therapy. I like the diversity – no two days or projects are the same.

UCLB has offered me training, and room to grow and learn new skills. Everyone is really friendly, and the social side is important to how we work together.

There’s a real focus on teamwork at UCLB. Each team has a different role and no one’s role is more important so there’s no room for big fish!”

Ana – Physical sciences & engineering / Social ventures

“I support UCL academics with commercialising research and developing social enterprise opportunities. I joined UCLB eight years ago – at the time they were the first technology transfer office in England to appoint a business manager to help academics to develop their research for public benefit.

In my role I get to learn about a wide range of subjects from researchers who are world-leading in their fields, and help bring to market innovations that can have a positive impact on people’s lives. For example, I managed our programme to support early-stage health ventures which received backing from the Cabinet Office’s Social Incubator Fund.”

Ebenezar – Finance

“My role is Purchase Ledger Accounts Assistant, which means I’m responsible for paying UCLB’s invoices, producing monthly and quarterly reports and liaising with our suppliers and contractors. I joined UCLB after two years as an apprentice at a small accounting practice in East London, as I wanted to work somewhere where I could develop new skills.

My experience so far has been really rewarding and enjoyable. Every day brings new challenges and opportunities for problem-solving.

I’d encourage anyone who has the chance to work at UCLB to grab the opportunity with both hands.”

Weng – Physical sciences & engineering

“I’m a senior business manager in the physical sciences & engineering team, commercialising medical technologies.

I help researchers to apply for translational grants, assess the commercial potential of inventions, and get involved with filing patents, marketing, licensing negotiations and spinout company creation.

It’s really multi-faceted work and UCL research is cutting edge. I was proud to support the team behind the UCL Ventura CPAP breathing device to provide their designs and manufacturing instructions free of charge around the world during the Covid-19 crisis.

UCLB’s a unique environment with opportunities to learn new things all the time.”

“I’m part of the project management team at UCL, mostly working on biomedical projects.

I collaborate with scientists to help guide the projects and improve outcomes.

Working with small spinouts can be a fantastic experience. I’ve been supporting Ocupeye Ltd, who are using new technologies including 3D scanning, 3D printing and computer modelling to make ocular prosthetics and get them to patients faster than existing products.

Being part of UCLB means you get the chance to work closely with enthusiastic and talented academics to translate their research into products and businesses with real-world benefits.”