Applications are invited for appointment as Senior Intellectual Property Manager/Intellectual Property Manager (at the rank of Administrative Assistant I/II (AAI/II)) (2 posts) in the Technology Transfer Office (Ref.: 499870), to commence as soon as possible, on a two-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal.
Applicants should possess a postgraduate degree in Science, Engineering and/or Law with at least 7 years’ work experience in IP administration. They should have a good command of written and spoken English and Chinese (including Putonghua); good interpersonal and communication skills; and familiarity with patent analytic databases for strategic IP management (including IP portfolio), IP landscaping and patent pooling. Applicants should also be highly self-motivated, creative, hardworking, capable of independent in-depth research and able to work under pressure. Those with less experience may be considered for appointment as AAII.
The appointee is expected to design the strategic IP management framework; improve the quality of IP for better commercialization, proper prior art search and go around strategy; manage external patent firms to increase patent granting ratio and broaden patent claims’ scope; optimize budget utilization; and organize IP workshop and clinic for IP savvy culture. Information about the Office can be obtained at http://www.tto.hku.hk. Applicants who have responded to the previous advertisement (Ref.: 499403) need not re-apply.
A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits. At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income. The appointment will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary for AAI, and 10% of basic salary for AAII.
The University only accepts online applications for the above post. Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V. Review of applications shall start from April 9, 2020 and continue until April 30, 2020, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.