Recruitment Open for LifeArc and AUTM Foundation Technology Transfer Fellowship
LifeArc, the medical research charity, and the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) Foundation announced that recruitment is open for their Technology Transfer Fellowship 2019-2020. The LifeArc-AUTM Fellows Programme is a one-year training fellowship that trains promising life scientists to become the next generation of highly skilled technology transfer specialists. The deadline for applications is 7 July 2019.
The Fellowship is suitable for academic life scientists at graduate or post-doctoral level from across the European Union. Importantly, applicants must be passionate about innovation and aspire to have a career in technology transfer. If successful, fellows will be put through a curriculum which combines formal training with networking, mentoring and practical experience in the field. Fellows will also receive a two-year AUTM membership and be sponsored to attend three major technology transfer meetings, two taking place in the US and one in Europe.
All five alumni from the 2017-18 Fellowship are now employed in prominent technology transfer roles including The Francis Crick Institute, St George’s University Hospitals and Cancer Research UK.
This programme is a continuation of a successful partnership between LifeArc and the AUTM Foundation in running the Fellowship. LifeArc has over 25 years-experience in helping scientists and organisations turn their research into effective diagnostics and treatments. AUTM Foundation brings a wealth of expertise in supporting the commercialisation of academic research innovation through patents, licensing and business development.