Manager in Intellectual Property Commercialisation

Boroondara, Australia
04 Dec 2017
End of advertisement period
15 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Attractive salary and generous staff benefits
  • Swinburne Research
  • Intellectual Property focused role

Swinburne delivers excellence in teaching and research in science, technology, business, law, design and innovation. As a multi-sector provider, there are opportunities to apply for jobs in higher education, vocational education and pathways. Or you can work in professional services to support the delivery of quality education. Find jobs in marketing and communications, customer service, information technology, finance, human resources and administration. At Swinburne University of Technology we have a long, proud history of educating and training students for over 100 years. 

About the job

Supporting the Swinburne Research Team, Swinburne Ventures, Research Institutes, Legal office and leading academics, we are looking for a Manager, Intellectual Property Commercialisation to join our team. In this role, you will play a key role in ensuring that Swinburne’s assets are able to be marketed to external partnerships. As our Manager, Intellectual Property Commercialisation, you will initially work to implement and embed our Intellectual Property database. In conjunction with this, you will build awareness across the University of the importance of protecting our intellectual property.

In collaboration with Pro Vice-Chancellor Research Development, Innovation and Commercialisation, you will work with external providers to develop strategies for the protection and administration of Swinburne’s Intellectual Portfolio portfolio, ensuring that assets are registered appropriately for any patents that may be required. Working closely with our Business Development team, you will support the successful negotiations of terms when they are seeking out external partnerships to commercialise our assets.

About you

To be successful in the role, you will have:

  • Tertiary qualifications in law and/or a relevant scientific discipline. Additional management qualifications/experience would be highly regarded.
  • Demonstrated and relevant legal/commercial experience (preferably in the private sector), with some specific practical involvement in technology and/or business systems innovation.
  • Sound working understanding of processes for intellectual property capture and protection across key international jurisdictions (especially the countries that are parties to major treaties and harmonisation initiatives).

A full list of the selection criteria is available within the position description

What we offer

As a Swinburne staff member you will have access to many benefits such as career development opportunities including 50% study reduction and staff and management development programs. You will receive up to 17% employer contributions (pension) and various discounts on annual Myki cards and movie tickets. We also recognise the need to support the work/life balance and flexible needs of our staff. As such a range of flexible working arrangements including paid maternity/partner leave, onsite childcare, working from home and part time options are available.

To find out more about the extensive benefits offered to Swinburne employees please visit:

The diverse culture within Swinburne is a source of strength. We are proud to be recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality 2015 and of key initiatives such as our Pride@Swinburne Strategic Action Plan and our Reconciliation Action Plan which are integral components of our 2025 vision to be world class university creating social and economic impact through science, technology and innovation. 

As we are a Child Safe Organisation, all appointments are subject to a valid Working with Children’s Check, therefore it will be a mandatory requirement to have and maintain a current Working with Children Check.

Please do not email or send paper applications, all applications must be submitted online.

For further information about the position, please contact Ania Gruba (Recruitment Consultant) on +613 9214 4856. 

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Recruitment team on +61 3 9214 8600 (option 2).

Position number: 31554

Applications close at 5 pm on Friday 15th December 2017

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