Manager, Intellectual Property Commercialization, employment at SWINBURNE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

  • Intellectual property focused role at Swinburne Research
  • Permanent full-time position at our Hawthorn campus
  • HEW 9: $118,433 – $125,430 + 17% superannuation

About work

Swinburne embarks on an exciting journey, working towards our new vision of bringing people and technology together to build a better world. Supporting Swinburne’s research team, research engagement, legal office and leading academics, we are looking for a Manager, Intellectual Property Commercialization to join our team. In this role, you will lead and support activities and provide expertise to ensure best practices in IP portfolio management, ensuring that IP and technology assessments are undertaken in areas of high-priority research, supporting the creation of business plans for technology commercialization, and raising awareness across the University of the importance of protecting our intellectual property.

In conjunction with the Professional Vice-Chancellor (Research Impact and Translation), you will work with external vendors to develop strategies for the protection and administration of Swinburne’s intellectual portfolio and support the negotiation and documentation of commercialization relationships. technology with external parties.

About Swinburne University of Technology

Swinburne is a young university with a long history. As a dual-sector university of technology, born out of a technical college, we are proud of Swinburne’s technology DNA and our national and global reputation. Our contribution to technology, entrepreneurship, innovation and STEM disciplines, as well as our track record of meaningful industry and community engagement, are natural manifestations of the legacy initiated by the vision of our founders George and Ethel Swinburne in 1902. We offer postgraduate, undergraduate, professional education and online education to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways.

About you

To be successful in this role, you will be suitably qualified and possess the following:

  • Higher education diplomas – preferably in law and/or in a relevant scientific discipline. Other qualifications/experience in intellectual property, patent attorney, business or management will be highly appreciated.
  • Demonstrated business/legal experience (preferably in the private sector) with specific practical involvement in technological innovation and/or business systems.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team to develop and implement management processes.
  • Demonstrated understanding of intellectual property capture and protection processes in major international jurisdictions.

A full list of selection criteria is available in the job description.


  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Enjoy 50% off tuition fees
  • Participate in regular staff and management development programs
  • Discounts on private health insurance

To learn more about the wide range of benefits available to Swinburne employees, please visit Benefits and refer to the “Benefits” section.

How to apply and more information

For see job description or for start an app please click apply or “begin” and send a CV, cover letter and answer to the key selection criteria as indicated in the job description.

For more information on this position, contact Professor Beth Webster (Professional Vice-Chancellor, Research Impact and Translation) by email: [email protected]

If you are having technical difficulties with your application, please contact the recruitment team on [email protected]

Diversity and Inclusion

Equity and diversity are integral to achieving our 2025 vision of bringing people and technology together to build a better world. Swinburne is a large, culturally diverse organization and we pride ourselves on our commitment to equity and inclusion through key initiatives such as:

  • Reconciliation Action Plan
  • Cultural Diversity Charter
  • Action Plan for Gender Equity in Science in Australia (SAGE)
  • Swinburne’s LGBTIQA+ Pride, Gender Equality, Accessibility and Intergenerational Inclusion Strategies

For more information on all of our initiatives, visit our Equity and Diversity website. We welcome and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Help and support

We are committed to making the recruitment process fair and equitable for all of our applicants. If you have specific accessibility or support needs, please contact Norden tide, Head of Diversity and Inclusion at [email protected] For assistance or questions regarding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment, please contact Timothy Werner at [email protected]

Swinburne offers flexible work options, time off and parental/caregiver policies to support work-life balance.

Victoria’s Minister of Health orders require all workers at Swinburne to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless they are an excepted person as defined by the Compulsory Vaccination Order 2021 COVID-19 pandemic (specified workers) (#1). All applicants must therefore be able to comply with this requirement.

Applications closed at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 4, 2022.

(Agency inquiries will not be accepted for this position)

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