The University of Tasmania is a research led University that is increasingly known for the quality and impact of its research and its engagement with Tasmanian, national and international organisations. This role is required to engage with targeted schools and/or institutes to work closely with researchers to identify intellectual property (IP) with strong potential for commercialisation.
In the role you will:
-Assess and identify differentiated research capability and intellectual property that represents opportunities for collaborative research partnerships and/or commercialisation.
-Record IP in a manner that will allow opportunities to be compared, contrasted and further developed.
-Provide advice and high level assistance in relation to the negotiation of the University’s IP and commercial terms associated with contracts that govern our commercial and collaborative research partnerships.
-Encourage and facilitate the submission of invention disclosures from designated research clusters and carry out due diligence in order to understand the potential to licence or spin-out UTAS derived intellectual property.
-Assist researchers, Funding Officers and Research Hub staff (Office of Research Services) to identify intellectual property and to structure appropriate terms in funding and other relevant agreements to optimise the potential of the University’s research outputs
You will be employed on a full time, ongoing basis.
To be considered, you will have:
-A strong track-record in the identification and assessment of technology- or research-based commercialisation opportunities and matching those with partners able to collaborate and/or translate the benefits to end-users.
-Demonstrated experience in the use of systems and/or approaches suitable for the development of technology transfer assessments / IP audits.
-Familiarity with common legal agreements used to implement technology transfer (including, licensing, and assignment of intellectual property rights).
-Familiarity with intellectual property principles and its management as it pertains to the development and operation of successful collaborative research arrangements.
-A university degree, ideally at postgraduate level, or equivalent combination of relevant experience.
Appointment to this role will be at either HEO 8 or HEO 9 and will have a total remuneration package of up to $134,859 comprising base salary within the range of $93,771 to $115,264 plus 17% superannuation.
For further information about this position please contact Dr Darren Cundy, Director, Business Development & Technology Transfer, Darren.Cundy@utas.edu.au / 03 6226 6299.
**Please note, your application must as a minimum include your resume, a cover letter and your responses to the position/selection criteria.
Applications close Thursday, 31 January 2019 at 11:55pm.
Position Description - Technology Transfer Manager.pdf