Legal Counsel – Permanent

Application deadline: 3 April 2022

We have an opportunity for an outstanding lawyer to join the Legal Affairs Team as a Legal Counsel. You will be required to be an experienced lawyer with a strong intellectual property (IP) and commercial law background and previous experience either in private practice or in-house working in a demanding environment.

The successful candidate needs to be a motivated, enthusiastic and driven person with broad, solid and generalist legal experience and be capable with minimal supervision, to advise primarily on IP and commercial matters and in general a broad spectrum of legal matters, including corporate law. Expertise in IP and commercial law and negotiating and drafting all relevant documentation including IP licences, research contracts, assignments, inter-institutional and revenue share agreements, material transfer agreements, confidential disclosure agreements and any other IP contracts and company-related agreements, is essential.

You will be expected to take an investigative, pro-active, practical and commercial approach while being pragmatic and be able to work autonomously as well as be part of a dynamic team.

This is a unique opportunity to take up a Legal Counsel role within a leading technology transfer company supporting one of the UK’s top research-led universities and work collaboratively including with academic staff, shareholders and other professionals. If you are seeking a new exciting opportunity to make a real difference by working on world-changing technologies and innovations that have a real and positive impact on people’s lives, then this could be the role for you.

Applications can be made online, you will be expected to explain how you meet each of the key requirements for this role as listed in the person specification below. Please give examples that clearly demonstrate your skills, knowledge and experience.

For further details about the role and how to apply, please download the candidate information pack below.

Candidate Information Pack

UCL Business Ltd is an equal opportunities employer.