Today 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.