We are seeking to recruit a Senior IP Commercialisation Manager (Science & Engineering) – to join our increasingly successful IP Commercialisation team. The role will be central to the successful delivery of the commercialisation of University IP assets arising primarily from research activities. A key function of the IP Commercialisation team is to support the University’s ambitions to maximise opportunities for impact and income generation, including the creation of an enterprising environment and culture within the University. The IP Commercialisation team is responsible for patent filings and the management of the University’s patent portfolio and associated patent budget. The team evaluates and markets IP and undertakes commercial licensing activities, including post-contract management and royalty distribution. The team also manages the University’s spin-out companies. We report to the University’s Enterprise Board regarding overall performance, company investments and equity realisation, and also manage the University’s Enterprise Investment Fund.
The ideal candidate should have a degree (or equivalent qualification) in a relevant subject area (or relevant professional experience). You will have a substantial track record of IP commercialisation in a related industry or in HE. An additional qualification in business would be advantageous. You should have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written, with the ability to work closely and collaboratively with colleagues within the team. The post is available from 2 August 2021 until 31 July 2025, subject to funding.
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