Ref.: 201800660
Posting Title: Legal Counsel (at the rank of Administrative Assistant II)
Department: Technology Transfer Office
Closing Date: May 31, 2018
 

 

Legal Counsel (at the rank of Administrative Assistant II) in the Technology Transfer Office (Ref.: 201800660) (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, totalling 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’ 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 writing skills; the ability to provide accurate, practical and timely legal advice; and a strong understanding of commercial issues and risk management. They should also 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 and communication skills; a strong sense of responsibility; be self-motivated, detail-oriented, 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.

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 May 31, 2018.

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.

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