You will enjoy the prestige and pride of working alongside bright, diverse and dedicated people who constantly strive to push boundaries. Being part of NUS is more than just a career – it could be a life-changing experience. With a broad range of departments, faculties, schools, research institutes and centres, initiatives, projects and schemes, you will enjoy abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth. No matter what you do, it is an amazing place to be.
Manager (Intellectual Property Management & Commercialization - Advanced Materials)
jobsDB Ref. JSG400003002986753
Employer Ref. 003G7
The Manager will work in Industry Liaison Office (ILO) and independently oversees the entire licensing process for assigned cases. This position identifies and evaluates new technologies with potential for licensing, evaluates market potential and valuation of technologies, manages patent prosecution, develops and implements marketing plans, negotiates and drafts legal documents, and manages active licenses.
This position requires an individual who is a team player that exhibits independent initiative and judgment. The Manager must be able to manage/ coordinate multiple responsibilities and complex projects. It is essential that this be a positive, outgoing individual who can work successfully with faculty, students and staff. A comprehensive array of interpersonal and public relation skills are required. This individual's qualities should include adaptability, resourcefulness, creativity within a fast-paced environment, and excellent problem solving skills. The Manager must demonstrate excellent interpersonal communication skills and an ability to work cooperatively with many diverse groups.
Responsibilities of the Manager will include:
- Working directly with faculty, evaluating and identifying new technologies for the University's intellectual property (IP) portfolio in assigned areas. Utilizes significant experience and background in IP commercialization to perform independent evaluations. Manages significant caseload and triages older disclosures. Works directly with faculty and staff on approaches and procedures regarding technologies.
- Develops marketing plans and follow-up plans to identify licensing opportunities and derive maximum revenue potential for University IP licenses. Collaborating with faculty and staff to identify appropriate targets for marketing campaigns, and advises them on approaches and procedures regarding their technologies.
- Independently negotiates and drafts legal documents such as license agreements, options, stock agreements, material transfer and confidential disclosure agreements. Independently developing deal terms and structure, drafting agreement language, evaluating marketing and valuation information, and negotiates.
- Soliciting the University community for new invention / copyright disclosures and informing the community of services offered by ILO, meeting with faculty and researchers one on one.
- Performing projects including development of grant applications, business plans, and promotional materials. Participating in the planning of conferences and start-up initiatives.
- Managing a caseload of the University's active licenses and contractual obligations.
- Liaise with researchers and laboratories on IP & commercialization matters
- Marketing and attracting interest for licensing of NUS technologies from external parties.
- Promoting activities directed to branding and promotion of NUS and ILO as a resource for technology-based solutions to industry needs.
- Facilitate or encourage research collaborations and other research interactions between NUS and industry.
- Advise on win-win IP position for NUS and external collaborators
- Structure collaboration arrangement between NUS and the external collaborator.
- Graduate or Postgraduate degree in Chemistry, Material or Chemical Engineering.
- Ability to appreciate the current state of technological development in Science & Research.
- Possess business development/marketing experience/appreciation of industry value chain preferably in Material or Chemical industry.
- IP knowledge or qualification is preferred.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with a talent for negotiation
- Highly motivated and matured self-starter who can multi-task.
- Able to interact with a wide range of people including faculty, students, industrial managers, lawyers and venture capitalists.
- Ability to diagnose complex business, interpersonal, and inter-organizational issues and deal with ambiguity is required.