Technology Manager (Life Sciences)

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Technology Manager (Life Sciences) - 0096H 


In this role you will manage a portfolio of University-owned life sciences inventions and support intellectual property development, protection, marketing and licensing. You will interact with faculty and researchers and learn about exciting new technologies in the areas of life science, medical science and biotechnology. Specifically, you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Assist with the assessment of inventions and identification of commercial applications through research and analysis of markets, competitive technologies, prior art, and patent landscape

  • Identify potential commercial applications and business partners for university inventions Market university inventions through multiple channels to prospects capable of bringing the inventions to market

  • Negotiate and complete non-complex licenses and related agreements, including development of business terms and overseeing internal diligence procedures prior to agreement signing

  • Coordinate the the management of complex intellectual property portfolios;

  • Coordinate efforts on a wide range of activities with other NUS ILO staff members, university researchers, business partners, law firms, and others; Tracking activities in databases and ensuring that information is up to date 

  • Contribute to ongoing process improvement to enable NUS ILO to deliver high quality, professional service to a growing base of inventors and business partners

  • Build relationships with academic researchers  in the life sciences and identify promising research that has commercial potential

  • Develop plans for spinning out technology based companies together with researchers and students through the NUS GRIP initiative and other funding mechanisms

  • Establish and build relationships with commercial companies and early stage investors in order to effectively market and licence technologies

  • Identify the value of a technology (through prior art searches, market analysis) and contribute to further enhancing its value.

  • Negotiate licensing agreements

  • Raise the profile of NUS ILO within NUS and externally



  • Experience handling commercial negotiations to conclusion would be advantageous.

  • REQUIRED: Experience in startup company deal development including essential elelments regarding incorporation, share capitalization, early stage venture funding and product development

  • Strong background in biomedical or life sciences, preferably evidenced by a PhD and/or equivalent research experience.

  • More than 3 years previous work experience in development and commercialisation of early stage life sciences technologies including pharmaceuticals, biologics, devices, diagnotics technologies in industry or start-up company.

  • DESIRED: Ability to quickly grasp new scientific concepts and technologies and to identify where there may be commercial potential and how this could best be realised.

  • Experience of IP management, including identification, due diligence and protection of IP.

  • Excellent organisation skills including the ability to prioritise, manage and progress multiple projects efficiently while maintaining an active customer interface.

  • Effective oral and written communication skills and ability to credibly interact with a range of stakeholders including researchers, industry and colleagues.

  • Able to demonstrate initiative, adaptability and creative problem-solving.

  • Excited to work with cutting-edge technologies and the next great ideas, and to contribute to helping these discoveries make a difference in the world.

  • Registered Technology Transfer Professional (RTTP) and/or Certified Licensing Professional designation is preferred but not essential.

: Executive and Professional
Primary Location
: Kent Ridge
: Industry Liaison Office
 Fixed Term (Contract)
Job Posting
: 03/12/2018, 11:50:46 PM 

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