Intellectual Property and Commercialisation Manager

Melbourne, Australia
06 Jul 2018
End of advertisement period
22 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Convenient CBD Location
  • Full-Time, Fixed-Term Position until January 2019
  • Attractive remuneration and benefits

Our Organisation

RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise. Our mission is to help shape the world through research, innovation, teaching and engagement, and to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work.

RMIT uses its global presence, urban environment and community and industry connections to capture opportunities and ensure our research makes a difference. Our focus on application and transformation is having a positive impact on communities and the environment. Our aspiration is to make a significant contribution to knowledge in our areas of specialisation and identify and develop innovative approaches to build economic prosperity and to address problems affecting society.

The Research & Innovation Portfolio oversees research and research training across the University through the development and implementation of RMIT University's strategic research priorities and managing research systems and reporting requirements. The Portfolio supports the research activity of staff and student researchers with professional development, collaboration and funding opportunities, ethics and responsible conduct compliance, contract development, intellectual property, project completions and profiling.

The Role and Your Responsibilities

The Intellectual Property (IP) and Commercialisation Manager works with the IP and Commercialisation Team to implement the University's goals, including the intellectual property plan and operational frameworks, achieving objectives and deliverables in line with the broader University strategy.

You will be responsible for assisting to improve RMIT's impact through protecting and commercialising intellectual property and research outcomes. This includes identifying research to be patented, licensed and providing expert advice on all IP and commercialisation matters to RMIT researchers. You will build internal and external networks to identify opportunities for commercialisation, market research and license negotiation.

Skills & Experience Required

The successful candidate will have a relevant degree and/or experience with commercialisation in a University or large organisation and professional skills in building internal and external networks in relation to commercialisation of intellectual property.

With demonstrated success in strategic project management including planning, resource allocation, communication, implementation, negotiation, evaluation and reporting; you will also have experience in negotiating commercial and legal arrangements for commercialisation.

You must have the ability to prioritize and manage multiple assignments, and efficiently manage multiple requests for information and assistance and to work under pressure of various deadlines.

Registration as a patent and trade mark attorney or a law degree would be highly regarded.

To Apply

To view a position description, please visit and search using job 566732 for further information please contact Amy Hunter on 9925 8362.

Applications close on Sunday 22 July 2018.

Applicants are requested to separately address the key selection criteria as outlined in the Position Description. This role will require satisfactory confirmation of a Working with Children Check.

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community.

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