Ref.: 201800070
Posting Title: Legal Counsel (at the rank of Administrative Assistant II)
Department: Technology Transfer Office
Closing Date: February 28, 2018
 

 

Legal Counsel (at the rank of Administrative Assistant II) in the Technology Transfer Office (Ref.: 201800070) (to commence as soon as possible, on a two-year fixed-term basis with contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totaling up to 10% of basic salary, with the possibility of renewal)

Applicants should be qualified as a lawyer (preferably in a common law jurisdiction or PRC) with at least 6 years of post-qualification work experience in law firms or as in-house legal position, preferably in the area of patent law, copyright law, business and commercial law and PRC law.  They should have excellent analytical and drafting skills with the ability to provide accurate, practical and timely advice; and have a strong understanding of commercial issues and risk management. They should have a good command of spoken and written English and Chinese (including Cantonese and Putonghua); proficiency in English and Chinese word processing and PC applications such as MS Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook; excellent interpersonal, organizational, detail-oriented and communication skills; a strong sense of responsibility; be self-motivated, hardworking, and able to work independently under minimal supervision.

The appointee will be required to draft and review legal agreements and documents; provide legal advice in areas of technology transfer, research and knowledge exchange, especially IP licensing, research related contracts and compliance of institutional policy and laws; liaise and negotiate contract terms with internal and external parties; develop and advise on internal policies, practices and procedures; conduct legal research and translate English and Chinese legal documents.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.  The University places great emphasis on developing staff potential, and has in place a variety of development opportunities and assistance for staff at different stages of their career.

Applicants should send a completed application form together with an up-to-date C.V. to the Office at hr@tto.hku.hk. Application forms (345/1111) can be downloaded at http://www.hr.hku.hk/apptunit/jr-form.doc. Further particulars can be obtained at http://jobs.hku.hk/.  Closes February 28, 2018. 

The University thanks applicants for their interest, but advises that only shortlisted applicants will be notified of the application result.