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Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms (C-CAMP), is a Dept. of Biotechnology (Govt. of India) initiative and a not for profit organization based in Bangalore. We act as an enabler of Bioscience Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship by providing Research, Development, Training and Services in State Of The Art Technology Platforms. As a part C-CAMP's mandate of promoting entrepreneurship and innovation, C-CAMP has created and fostered an entrepreneur-friendly culture in and around academic/research environment through its involvement in seed funding schemes for Startups, Entrepreneur Mentorship program and Bio-incubation facility.


Background:

C-CAMP Technology Transfer Office (TTO) established with the support of the National Biopharma Mission has the mandate to move innovations and discoveries from the laboratories to the marketplace for greater societal benefit. It intends to bridge the research community to the industry and start-ups through strategically evaluating, protecting and licensing its innovations.  The TTO’s aim is to sustain an ecosystem where both excellent science and entrepreneurship can complement each other and thrive. If you would like to be part of this system and wish to create an impact by catalysing knowledge transfer, please consider applying for the following positions:

The following skills and abilities are necessary requirements for working at the TTO.:

  • Strong attention to detail, be able to understand the big picture and longer term goals.
  • Integrity, strong business ethics and service orientation.
  • Proven ability to manage a high volume workload in a fast-paced environment with rapidly shifting priorities
  • Officers in senior positions are expected to carry a larger caseload, perform their duties with minimal supervision, and act as a mentor to newer members of the TTO staff
  • Demonstrated initiative, ability to prioritize workload, follow up with diverse stakeholders, meet deadlines, and work productively both on an independent basis and as a collaborative member of a team.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Position: Intellectual Property Specialist

Core duties:

The core duties entail invention harvesting, guide inventors through invention disclosures, liaising with researchers and analyse patentability of their invention disclosures.  The Incumbent would be expected to draft patent applications, conduct database searches, oversee timely prosecution of applications to grant and to maintain the currency of the internal patent database.  They will also be expected to deliver talks on IP related topics to researchers and students from time to time.

Education & Experience:

  • At least a Bachelor's degree in biotechnology, chemical, biomedical or other life-sciences (an advanced degree is preferred)
  •  At least 5 Years of experience working with in-house or outside patent counsel to manage the patenting process; Registered Patent agents will have an advantage [Multiple years of relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience will be considered]
  • Ability to draft and prosecute patent applications
  • Experience in conducting searches of chemical and sequence databases
  • Proficient with Patent docketing software, word processing and spreadsheet software.
  • Demonstrated ability to use patent and other complex databases including USPTO’s PAIR / Esp@ce and other proprietary databases.
  • Knowledge of Patent analytics and technology mapping desirable.

Position: Contracts Manager

Core duties:

The Contracts Manager (CM) will provide legal advice to the TTO on all matters referred to him/her. The CM will draft all agreements including Licenses, Collaborations, Consultancy and Material Transfer Agreements and ensure compliance.  CM will also assist with negotiating agreements for the TTO. The Contracts Manager will also oversee the various institutional IP policies, their amendments and implementation of the Data Protection policy where required.

Education & Experience:

  • Must have attained a first-class law degree from a University/ Institution of high-standing.
  • Must be qualified to practice in a court of law.
  • Preferably 5 years of post-qualification experience working as legal counsel in a corporate setting
  • Well-versed in Law of contracts and familiar with IP Laws and their enforcement

Position:  Patent executive

Core duties:

The patent executive will assist the IP Managers in docketing and managing case records. The Executive will ensure that prosecution deadlines are met as well as the internal records are complete. The Executive will be entrusted with updating the patent portfolio database, compile periodical status reports as well as track billing and payment of invoices and any other work assigned to him/her from time to time.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • At least Bachelor of Science degree
  • Some administrative experience. Experience of working at least for two years in an IP Law firm or handling corporate IP is preferred
  • Candidates who have completed the postgraduate diploma in intellectual property rights will have an advantage.
  • Competent in the use of databases, Word, Excel spreadsheet and records management software.
  • Familiarity with patent management software would be desirable.

Position. Administrative Officer

Core duties:

To take care of  the entire Administrative/Logistics   aspects of  TTO. Knowledge on Accounting aspects will be an added advantage.

Qualification and experience:

Post- graduate or Graduate in any discipline with proven  ability on administrative, logistics and accounts functions in a reputed organization  for   5 -7 years .  Computer competency is a must. Knowledge of Accounting software like Tally  is desirable.

Position: Project executive- Administration:

Core duties:  To take care of day- today Administrative aspects of TTO.

Qualification and experience:

Graduate in any discipline with good computer knowledge and  1 to 2 years of experience in a reputed organization  on  administrative/logistics/ office   matters.

Position Project executive- Accounts

Core duties: To take care of accounting activities

Qualification and experience:

B.Com, and knowledge in Tally  accounting software and good  computer knowledge . Experience of  of  1-2 years in a reputed organization in the relevant fields/areas.

 Note:

  • The job /duties listed are only a representation of the work performed by positions generally classified under this job category and are not to be interpreted as a comprehensive list of responsibilities and duties attached to that job.  Aspirants may also perform other  relevant duties as assigned.  
  • The current  duration is 3 years which may get extended further. However, initial offer will be for 6 months and subsequent extension will depend upon the suitability and  performance of the individual. Compensation commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered and will not be a limiting factor for deserving candidates. Please apply stating your qualifications, experience, current position and compensation drawn and all  other relevant details to hr@ccamp.res.in by 10 Feb 2020
  • Position applied for, MUST be shown in the subject line clearly.
  • Certificates/ testimonial need not be attached now.