UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL LANCASHIRE

IP and Commercialisation Officer

Location
Preston, Lancashire (GB)
Posted
08 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
08 Jul 2018
Ref
REQ003707
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is seeking to appoint a highly ambitious IP and Commercialisation professional to join its team based in Preston, Lancashire. The successful candidate will support the IP & Commercialisation Manager in the evaluation, protection and commercialisation of its growing intellectual property portfolio derived from academic research carried out across the University in order to drive a significant increase in commercial income and impact.

Principal activities include:

  • Manage all IP formalities and IP management system to ensure complete records are maintained at all times.
  • Support the activities of academic researchers to commercialise their ideas.
  • Support the provision of high level training and advisory services on IP protection and commercialisation to academic researchers.
  • Support activities to raise and maintain the profile and awareness of IP and Commercialisation activities, expertise and resources within the University.

With experience of working in a similar role, you will have a thorough understanding of the various forms of IP and experience of the IP process, including maintaining an IP management system. Educated to degree level in a relevant subject or with the equivalent experiential learning, you will have excellent verbal and written communication skills, with a customer-focused approach to service delivery.

Applicants need to meet all essential criteria on the person specification to be considered for interview. This position is based at Preston.

Please apply online; if you cannot apply online please contact Human Resources on 01772 892324 and quote the reference number. CVs will not be considered unless accompanied by a completed application form.

School/Service: Innovation and Enterprise
Hours: Full time (36.25 hours per week - 1.0 FTE)
Basis: Permanent
Interview Date: To be confirmed