IP and Commercialisation Manager

Oxford Brookes University - Directorate of Finance and Legal Services

We are seeking to appoint an IP and Commercialisation Manager to manage the protection and commercialisation of the intellectual property portfolio of the university and be an authoritative source of advice on IP matters for university colleagues. 

This is a new post within the University's Research and Business Development Office working across all four university faculties.

As IP and Commercialisation Manager, your principal areas of responsibility will be:

  • Identification, evaluation and protection of university intellectual property (IP)
  • Commercialisation of IP through feasibility and concept development projects, Proof of Concept projects, commercialisation projects, licensing, spin-outs and joint ventures
  • Development and management of the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) portfolio
  • Provision of advice on IP aspects of commercial contracts, collaborative research agreements and studentship agreements.

You will have:

  • Experience of managing the commercialisation process for IP in an organisation actively engaged in research
  • Good understanding of the various forms of IP and their legal basis, with experience of negotiating IP terms in commercial agreements
  • Ability to organise work and to plan and execute tasks in an effective and timely way, with good attention to detail for patent and programme management
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and interpersonal skills, including the ability to work effectively as part of team.

As one of the largest employers in Oxford we pride ourselves in the great experience we offer our staff. Whatever job you are applying for, you'll be joining a friendly, professional environment where every member of staff is recognised as important to the success of the university. At Oxford Brookes we share a culture guided by the key principles of generosity of spirit, confidence, connectedness and enterprising creativity.

International applicants from outside the EU will need to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK.

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