Intellectual Property (IP) & Legal Administrator

Manchester

Salary c.£29,920 p.a.

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 40 spin-out companies, managed over £400m of third party investment into the University’s spin-outs and brokered over 7,500 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 IP & Legal Administrator to join our successful commercialisation division (UMIP). You will be responsible for processing and administering matters relating to IP management in support of our IP commercialisation activity. Your role will include dealing with IP formalities; obtaining and reviewing IP related contracts to identify potential legal constraints prior to transacting IP; administering IP contract documentation; post-deal relationship management and maintaining database records to ensure efficient management of the University’s IP portfolio.

The successful applicant must have experience of contractual and administrative matters in an IP, legal or technology transfer environment. The successful applicant must have experience of contractual and administrative matters in an IP, legal or technology transfer environment.

Reporting to the Head of IP Services, you will work with minimal day-to-day supervision and be expected to demonstrate highly-developed organisational skills and strong initiative. Meticulous attention to detail is essential for this role together with a commitment to continuous quality improvement. You will be a team player and you will demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills, in addition to advanced database management skills.

Written applications, enclosing CV, to Rebecca Smith. Email to rebecca.smith@umip.com or by post FAO Rebecca Smith, 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 by 31st July 2018, we regret that your application will not have been successful.

UMI3 is an Investor in People and an equal opportunities employer.

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