Intellectual Property Executive


Salary £40,640.28

Fixed Term (18 months)

The University of Manchester I3 Ltd (UMI3) is a wholly-owned company of The University of Manchester and its agent for Intellectual Property (IP) management and commercialisation. UMIP is the division of UMI3 whose role is to commercialise intellectual property (IP), know-how and technology developed at the University. Since its inception in 2004, UMI3 has created over 45 spin-out companies, managed over £450m of third party investment into the University’s spin-outs and brokered over 11,000 licences and assignments. UMI3 is widely recognised as being amongst the leading university technology transfer organisations in the UK.

A vacancy has arisen for an Intellectual Property Executive to join our successful IP commercialisation division. You will be responsible for supporting the Head of Commercial Transactions and the Head of Legal for Graphene@Manchester in the negotiation and drafting of IP provisions in IP licensing and related research activities. You will also provide IP support in the preparation of business cases for investment and licensing transactions.

Reporting to the Head of Commercial Transactions, with a dotted line to Head of Legal for Graphene@Manchester, you will be capable of independent work and demonstrate experience of commercial research and/or licensing contracts, with an emphasis on IP ownership and exploitation. You will be a highly effective team player with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

The post-holder will be educated to degree level or equivalent, in a business, finance or scientific discipline, preferably with a PhD or postgraduate IP or Legal qualification and with a strong interest in technology and IP commercialisation.

In return, we offer a generous bonus scheme and benefits package and the opportunity to join a dynamic, forward-thinking technology transfer company associated with one of the UK’s top research universities.

Written applications, enclosing CV, to Margaret Lewis. Email to or by post FAO Margaret Lewis, UMIP, The Incubator Building, 48 Grafton St, Manchester M13 9XX.

Candidates selected for interview will be notified by email. Unsuccessful applicants will not be notified; should you not have received a response within two weeks of the closing date for applications, we regret that your application will not have been successful.

Closing Date: 19th October 2018

For further information call: Roisin McCallion – 0161 603 7772 –
UMI3 is an Investor in People and an equal opportunities employer.

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