Job Description

Title: Intellectual Property Specialist
Hiring Unit: PSU Innovation Center, Technology Transfer Office
Location: Prince Sultan University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Date Posted: December 01, 2021
Closing Date: December 20, 2021
Salary: based on education and experience.
Full Time/Part Time: Full Tim

Duties & Responsibilities

The duties of the Intellectual Property Specialist include:

  • Request and assess invention disclosures from researchers and faculty members to determine their patentability.
  • Manage the process of patent applications including invention disclosures.
  • Review applications of invention disclosures.
  • Provide information, assistant and training to faculty members on invention disclosure, intellectual property and commercialization opportunities.
  • Write, review, modify, negotiate material transfer agreements (MTAs), non-disclosure agreements (NDAs), options, licenses, copyright, etc.
  • Raise awareness about patents, copyrights, through technology transfer business development seminars and workshops.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Education and Professional Work Experience

The candidate must already have experience as a Technology Transfer Specialist with proven outcomes. He must be knowledgeable in both business, marketing and technology and have worked with industry.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Has considerable knowledge in legal aspects of business, technology transfer and licensing.
  • Has Excellent communication skills both in Arabic and in English.
  • Demonstrates the expertises to negotiate business opportunities and licensing deals.
  • Demonstrates high problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrates the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external organizations, groups, team leaders and members, and individuals.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Registered patent agent.
  • Experience in marketing new intellectual property and negotiating technology licensing agreements.
  • Ability to analyze, understand and draft legal agreements.
  • Possess 3-5 years of experience with technology transfer or commercialization.

To Apply:

To apply for the position, please provide your CV and a motivation letter through this form.
In the motivation letter, please specify in detail your background relevant to the position and you previous experience, in addition, why are you interested in this technology transfer specialist position and how would you contribute if recruited.