Helmholtz Zentrum München is a research center with the mission to discover personalized medical solutions for the prevention and therapy of environmentally triggered diseases and promote a healthier society in a rapidly changing world.

At our institute you will find a scientifically stimulating international environment. Together with renowned scientists and supported by an excellent infrastructure you will have the opportunity to make an important contribution for a healthier society.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an exceptional Head of Licensing & Ventures who will work closely with his/her partners in scientific research units to deliver commercial success strategies across the licensing at Helmholtz Zentrum München (HMGU). The role will involve providing day-to-day leadership to a highly capable group, helping them to achieve the goals of the HMGU in turning some of the world’s most exciting technologies into commercial reality.

We are looking for a highly motivated

Head of Licensing & Ventures (f/m/x) 100039

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Your responsibilities

  • Leading and inspiring the team to ensure that they are highly motivated, skilled and developing professionally
  • Collaborating with the CEO and the Scientific Management Team to set group goals and ensuring that the budgets are managed effectively
  • Developing strong relationships of influence with senior and high-profile stakeholders both internally within the HMGU and externally (e.g. with funders, investors, industry partners and patient groups)
  • Working closely with the HMGU scientific research units to deliver strategic initiatives to translate its research outputs into real world impact
  • Turning great ideas into viable commercial actions

Your qualifications

Reporting to the CEO, the successful candidate will come from a strong technology industry background and have experience of commercialising life science innovations and IP, including those originating from sciene, and ideally including spin-outs/start-ups. Particularly desirable is direct industry experience of drug discovery / development / translational medicine, and of negotiating associated licensing and collaboration agreements. The candidate will have a degree in economics or natural sciences degree and ideally a PhD or equivalent. Helmholtz Zentrum München is looking for a versatile person who has the ability to act with wisdom, diplomacy, integrity and sound commercial judgement.

The successful candidate will also need to demonstrate proven competence in:

  • Providing great leadership, being open and energetic and with the ability to motivate, inspire and develop teams to achieve world class performance
  • Negotiating complex deals and strategic industry partnerships with tact, tenacity and persistence
  • Supporting major translational funding applications and strategic initiatives
  • Working effectively with key senior stakeholders both internally and externally, assertively influencing them and, where appropriate, showing creativity and resilience in strategic business situations
  • In depth management experience to enable effective collaboration with specialist functions and experts outside one's own professional discipline
  • Proven track record in turning an idea into measurable economic success

What we offer you

continuous education & training
work life balance
flexible working hours & time off in lieu
30 days annual leave
onsite health management service
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Munich, with its numerous lakes and its vicinity to the Alps, is considered to be one of the cities with the best quality of life worldwide. With its first-class universities and world-leading research institutions it offers an intellectually stimulating environment.

Remuneration and social benefits are based on the collective wage agreement for public-sector employees at federal level (TV EntgO Bund). The position is unlimited.

To promote diversity, we welcome applications from talented people regardless of cultural background, nationality, ethnicity, gender and sexual identity, physical abilities, religion and age. Qualified applicants with physical disabilities will be given preference.
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If you have further questions, simply contact Franz Rottländer, +49 89 3187 43095, who will be happy to be of assistance.
Helmholtz Zentrum München
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Gesundheit und Umwelt (GmbH)
Board of Directors
Ingolstädter Landstraße 1

85764 Neuherberg near Munich

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