Knowledge & Technology Transfer Associate – University of Melbourne (RIC)

Posted: 28 June 2022
Applications Close: 10 July 2022 (11:55PM AEST)

About the Role

Reporting to the MDHS Lead in the Knowledge & Technology Transfer (K&TT) team, you will work closely with the Business Development team within BDI. You will be responsible for assessing invention disclosures for patentability and commercial potential, facilitating IP protection and identifying commercial partners or start-up company strategies in order to develop and exploit the University’s innovative technologies.

Your role will broadly be focused on inventions relating to the medical and life science disciplines, with emphasis on those developed by researchers based in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences (MDHS).

In a typical week at work, you may:

  • Support researchers with the University’s IP disclosure process in conjunction with the Business Development team
  • Identify and analyse commercial opportunities relevant to a technology, including through conducting market analyses, determining competitive advantages, preparing technical and commercial development pathways and identifying funding requirements
  • Conduct commercially oriented due diligence to determine legal rights including ownership, entitlement, and third-party obligations (e.g., relating to funding sources)
  • Evaluate the IP landscape and assess the patentability of IP underpinning scientific discoveries and liaise with colleagues in the K&TT team to facilitate IP protection
About Research, Innovation and Commercialisation (RIC)

RIC is the central facilitator of research funding in the University, taking advantage of the full diversity of research funding opportunities.

The Knowledge & Technology Transfer (K&TT) team is responsible for supporting the technology transfer and licensing activities of RIC and its associated relationships with venture funding bodies and industry partners.

Full details with application link here.

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