Senior Consultant - Physical Sciences: IP Pragmatics

Location of position: London or Edinburgh (with the ability to work remotely for part of the time)

IP Pragmatics ( is an established management consultancy specialising in all aspects of early-stage technology development and exploitation support for its clients. Additionally, we provide clients with intellectual property related management services including the provision of patent and trademark renewal payment services. The company is headquartered in London, UK and has offices in Edinburgh, Scotland and Sydney, Australia. We also have strategic partners in Japan and North America.

The consulting team works with universities, government research institutes and technologycentred companies (SMEs to multinationals) assisting with intellectual property-based technology commercialisation. Our services include:

  • Intellectual property auditing
  • Patent management strategy and tools
  • Market research, both primary and secondary
  • Valuations
  • Technology commercialisation
  • Business development and licensing
  • Annuity and patent renewal payments
  • Patent landscaping analysis

Historically, the company has had a strong focus on life science technologies, but we are increasingly finding that our clients are seeking the same high-quality support for physical science technologies. This position is a first step in strengthening our expertise in this area, with the opportunity for an ambitious consultant to expand our portfolio of clients and projects in the physical sciences.

Further details of our work can be found on our website –

This vacancy is a permanent appointment based in either London or Edinburgh with the prospect of considerable growth in responsibility and experience over the medium to long term

Job Description and Requirements
We are seeking a senior consultant with a background in the applied physical sciences, technology transfer and/or market research. The job holder will be expected to work within the consulting team to take responsibility for delivering a range of projects for existing clients and to bring in new projects. 

Key responsibilities include:

  1. Working with the consulting team to manage and deliver client projects
  2. Research, acquire, assess and critique relevant information on markets, technology, intellectual property landscape and companies
  3. Generate and disseminate client reports and other client deliverables
  4. Attendance at seminars, conferences and trade shows of relevance to IP Pragmatics
  5. Assist in the day to day running of IP Pragmatics by; coordinating meetings; liaising with clients; and contributing to the general administration of new business generation
  6. General responsibilities:

    a. Liaising with IP Pragmatics principal consultants on work progress and scope 

    b. Assisting in the marketing of IP Pragmatics capabilities to potential newclients

    c. Acquiring new clients through their networks

    d. Being an active part of the Pragmatics team and contributing to its long-term vision

We are seeking a self-starter with a good technical background from their university degree and post degree work experience. Previous experience of working with intellectual property or technology opportunity evaluation, either within industry or a university technology transfer office, is essential.

The successful candidate will have a technical background in an applied physical sciencediscipline (such as ICT, physics, engineering, material science etc) and preferably, experience of working within industry and/or a commercial consultancy environment. Knowledge of earlystage technology transfer (patenting, licensing, academic/industry interaction, spin-out company formation etc.) is essential.

The job presents an opportunity for individuals with 3+ years’ management consultancy, market research and/or technology transfer experience to apply these skills to a variety of projects for many different research and commercial organisations. All of this whilst working in a dynamic, friendly and ambitious company.

For more information about this role please click the link below.

Closing date: 
Monday, May 10, 2021
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