Intellectual Property Manager : University of Dundee

Reference Number: PRIS0044

Job Title: Intellectual Property Manager

College/SASS: Directorate of Research and Innovation

School/Directorate: Research and Innovation Services

Grade: Grade 8 (£40,792 - £48,677)

Job Category: Academic Related

Closing Date: 18 August 2019


Research and Innovation Services (RIS) is the central professional services office at the University of Dundee which provides integrated research funding development, commercialisation and business engagement support to academic researchers. Working in partnership to deliver University and School strategic priorities and generate academic, economic and societal impact.

We are recruiting for an exceptional individual to join us as an Intellectual Property Manager within our expanding Business Engagement and Commercialisation team, we offer professional support to our high profile academic community with a focus on pragmatic and professional IP management throughout a wide range of academic and industry innovation opportunities.

The post will report to Head of Business Engagement and Commercialisation and will be integral to a thriving Directorate, providing professional services surrounding IP due diligence and portfolio management. You will work closely with the wider Business Engagement and Commercialisation team, external industry partners and patent agents.

This is an exciting opportunity at the University of Dundee’s Research and Innovation Services (RIS), as we are investing and building capacity and expertise in our Business Engagement and Commercialisation team. If you are an enthusiastic individual with a passion to make a difference and make things happen and have a keen interest in the University’s excellent international research and innovation portfolio, then this is the position for you.


Your priorities will include:

  • Managing the disclosure and due diligence process for the University of Dundee’s patent portfolio (in excess of 40 disclosures per annum)

  • Proactively seeking out new disclosures from the research base to meet agreed targets

  • Delivering the IP protection strategy for all appropriate disclosures
  • Delivering an IP promotional and consultancy role for colleagues
  • Ensuring that the appropriate databases and associated e-filing systems are kept fully up to date with details of all disclosures, their associated due diligence and any related protection activities


Who we’re looking for:

  • A first degree in a STEM related subject
  • An ability to demonstrate in depth experience and working knowledge of IP management and due diligence processes
  • Experience of the process of assessing the IP terms in contracts for Material Transfer Agreements, spin out companies and/or licensing
  • Experience in a technology transfer function within a HEI, Industry or Funding Body dealing with IP management related matters, and supporting the negotiation of licenses and commercialisation deals
  • Commercial acumen 

We are one of the UK’s leading universities – internationally recognised for our expertise across a range of disciplines and research breakthroughs in multiple areas, including science, medicine and engineering, amongst many others.  Conveniently located on the banks of River Tay, our main city-centre campus is at the heart of Dundee - an up-and-coming, friendly, compact and affordable city with a rich heritage in design and technology. We also have campuses at Ninewells Hospital and in Kirkcaldy which are easily accessible via local transport links. 

For further information about this position please contact Margaret Teven at find out more about Research and Innovation Services please visit our website.

The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 18th August 2019.

The diversity of our staff and students helps to make the University of Dundee a UK university of choice for undergraduate, postgraduate and distance learning. Family friendly policies, staff networks for BME, Disabled and LGBT staff, membership of Athena SWAN, the ECU Race Equality Charter and Stonewall as well a full range of disability services, create an enjoyable and inclusive place to work.

Closing date: 
Sunday, August 18, 2019
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