IP & Contracts Officer (Innovation)

Job Number: SD02542

Faculty/Directorate: Research Engagement and Innovation Services

Contract Type: Fixed Term

Closing Date: 21-12-2021

Salary: £35,326 - £40,927 per annum

Hours of work: Full time with the potential for part time or job share

Contract: Fixed term position until January 2023 (with the potential for extension beyond this subject to RWIF funding)

Location: This position will be based at the Singleton Campus with the possibility of home working for an exceptional candidate subject to regular campus attendance

Swansea University’s Technology Transfer Team is based in the Engagement, Innovation & Entrepreneurship Team within the Department for Research, Engagement & Innovation Services (REIS).  The Technology Transfer Team leads on a range of innovation and commercialisation functions at the University including the management of Intellectual Property (IP).  The team is also responsible for commercial transactions undertaken through the wholly owned subsidiary company Swansea Innovations Ltd. 

The Role

The IP & Contracts Officer (Innovation) will be responsible for the negotiation and drafting of complex legal agreements with various stakeholders and for providing contractual support in relation to all aspects of consultancy, collaborative agreements, intellectual property and commercialisation as required by the REIS Technology Transfer Team. 

The person

We are looking for someone with significant experience in contract drafting, review and administration, including drafting legal documents such as non-disclosure agreements, contracts, consultancy contracts, IP licenses and assignments.  They need to have experience of, or a clear understanding of working within a university environment.  A law degree or equivalent, Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice (LPC) or significant relevant work experience is required for this role.

Further information

For any questions or further information on this role, please contact Gareth Mayhead, Head of Technology Transfer (g.j.mayhead@swansea.ac.uk

The University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity in all of its practices and activities. We aim to establish an inclusive environment and welcome diverse applications from the following protected characteristics: age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race (including colour, nationality, ethnic and national origin), religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation).

Closing date: 
Tuesday, December 21, 2021
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