Intellectual Property Management - Director

Permanent, full time
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Join Australia's leading university commercialisation company

Apply your experience in intellectual property management

Support the translation of quality intellectual property into global impact

UniQuest is Australia’s leading university commercialisation company.  We partner with researchers at The University of Queensland (UQ) to create impact through the commercialisation of UQ’s intellectual property (IP).

Join UniQuest as an Intellectual Property Management Director and you will:

  • Provide expert advice to the UniQuest IP Commercialisation (IPCom) team with respect to strategies for the establishment and exploitation of intellectual property (IP) rights in the context of commercialisation and engagement initiatives;
  • Support the UniQuest IPCom team in managing its IP portfolio, through the establishment and ongoing utilisation of IP systems;
  • Manage processes for effective communication between external patent counsel, researchers, industry partners and UniQuest;
  • Build and maintain strong effective relationships with external counsel and IP service providers;
  • Participate and lead in patent prosecution in circumstances where the IP issues become complex, ensuring UniQuest is obtaining appropriate IP protection to support commercialisation activities;
  • Play an active part in raising the awareness and enhancing the skills of the UniQuest IPCom team in identifying, protecting and recognising the potential of UQ’s IP.

The successful candidate will hold registration as a Trans-Tasman Patent Attorney with a background in life sciences. They will be highly motivated, have a diligent and keen sense of organisation and have excellent client services skills.

This is a rare and exciting opportunity to join Australia’s leading university commercialisation company in a role that supports the translation of quality academic research into global impact.

The role is based at UniQuest’s offices on UQ’s St Lucia campus, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

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Applications close COB Friday, 29 July 2022