Innovation Forum Oxford is recruiting for new team members — APPLY NOW

Dr Tom Peach Written by Tom Peach
Published on 05 December 2021
3 min. read

Can you see yourself as part of a team where current and past members have become successful startup founders, investment professionals, and innovation-focussed academics and clinicians?

“Working for the Oxford Innovation Forum was instrumental in securing an internship at a VC firm. The opportunity allowed me to demonstrate my passion for innovation and technology by learning and working closely with start-ups. I learnt so much about what a founder needs to complete during the early stages of a company, thereby making me a better investor. I have built an amazing network of academics, business leaders and innovators that I cherish.”
Current IFO Team Member
As Innovation Forum Oxford (IFO) we are one of 13 branches strategically located around the world run by more than 150 skilled and talented members and a network of more than 10,000 entrepreneurially–minded people that seek to build bridges between academics, industry leaders, investors, and policy makers. Together, we focus on the evolution and the future of today’s innovations, which range from the nascent stage to the cusp of commercial application. We deliver through three streams; local activities and workshops, a global accelerator IMAGINE IF! and an annual flagship HealthTech Leaders and Investors Conference.

Recently as a local branch IFO have run a packed roster of events, including creating a bespoke mentoring and training programme for female entrepreneurs (WE-ACE); running a series of interactive workshops to support and train scientists considering the journey to commercialising an innovation (ACE Saturdays 2019/20 and 2020/21); and organising a major scientific conference (Innovation in Genomics).


If you are anywhere on the spectrum, from intrigued to already passionate about science innovation, this is your opportunity to join IFO and create value. We are excited to announce that we are recruiting and you could be part of our IFO team–you can meet the current team here. We are looking for motivated, pro-active academics (MBA, PhD, Postdoc), clinicians and entrepreneurs with a passion for innovation and a curiosity for exploring the interface between academia/healthcare and entrepreneurship. 


If you are interested in:

  • Applying your organisational and interpersonal skills to serve the science and innovation sphere

  • Experiencing, testing, and developing your team player skills

  • Diversifying and enhancing your professional profile on your CV beyond the academic/clinical scope

  • Becoming part of a strong local and international network in the innovation ecosystem

  • Connecting with senior executives and leaders in industry, academia, and the investment world and developing professional relations that will support your career development and potentially influence your future plans

  • Acquiring invaluable practical knowledge and broader awareness of the interface between academia/healthcare and the business world

  • Having the space for your abilities and imagination to make this experience your own



Please note that Innovation Forum is a non-for-profit organisation and this is a volunteering position. 

To apply please follow this link:

and submit by the 20th of December 2021.

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