Salary: c. £40-50k (DOE) plus bonus & benefits.   Closes on Friday 13th August 2021.

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The University of Manchester Innovation Factory (“UoMIF”) is the University of Manchester’s subsidiary responsible for identifying and leading the commercialisation of its innovations and intellectual property.

The University of Manchester is committed to generating world-class innovation that will create major social and economic benefit across the globe. The UoMIF works with academic inventors from the University to identify opportunities that have the potential to create social and economic impact. It then translates these into a form where they can be used by industry and society as a whole.

Access to innovations may be created via technology licensing or the formation of spin-out companies. The UoMIF aims to provide a world-class service to academic colleagues and to attract and engage with important external stakeholders including: industry; entrepreneurs; licensors and investors; and corporate venture partners.

We are searching for a Legal Counsel who would be responsible for the provision of legal services, providing advice to the wider team with the support of the Legal Services Manager.

The successful candidate will assist with the drafting, reviewing and negotiation of legal terms relating to agreements,  facilitating the commercialisation of IP from within the University.

They will also provide sound legal advice in a range of disciplines, applying the necessary judgment to all legal input.

Reporting to the Legal Services Manager, the Legal Counsel will ensure all tasks aligned to the Paralegal are completed to an efficient and high standard.  Additionally, they will assist in due diligence process, and also proactively manage key internal/external stakeholders.

The ideal candidate will be a qualified Solicitor with commercial experience, and possess excellent negotiation skills, notably I relation to commercial contracts.

This is an exciting time to join the UoMIF as we strive to become the number one University Technology Transfer organisation. As such, we are offering a competitive salary and benefits package as well as a genuine opportunity to develop your skills and career within a globally respected organisation.

For further information regarding the role specification, or to apply please contact

When applying, please submit an up to date CV and cover letter expressing your suitability for the role.