Employment Opportunity: Intellectual Property Analyst

Office of Research Services UNB Jenny Keleher September 16, 2015

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Competition #:#078-15.16

Closing Date: September 25, 2015 4:30PM

Employment Group: P.T.S.U.

Salary or Rate: $40,449 – $50,562 Per Annum

Employment Date: (tentative) As soon as possible

Hours per Week: Full-time (36.25 HPW)

Position Length: (tentative) 2 year term

Funding: External Funding

Location: Saint John, NB


Reporting to the Manager, Research Partnerships the Intellectual Property Analyst role will lay the initial ground work for commercialization of IP, including coordinating project-related disclosures, undertaking routine IP assessments, conducting research and market analysis, identifying potential commercialization prospects and partnerships, and assisting in creating/updating commercialization plans based on researched opportunities.
This position will be located on the Saint John Campus
Representative Responsibilities
  • Provide effective, accurate and transparent research commercialization development services to researchers and be accountable to clients and partners, both internal and external.
  • Under the Supervision of the Manager, facilitate the expansion of the university’s commercialization activities through the identification and coordination of potential opportunities for IP disclosures within UNB and licenses between the university and external organizations. Ensure all parties are aware of the opportunities and provide the necessary support to bring the opportunities to fruition.
  • Conduct routine IP market assessments, including sector-based research and analysis and IP competitive intelligence.
  • Advise and assist both faculty and the university’s partners and clients in matters related to commercialization and IP documentation to ensure all agreements meet with current university policy.
  • Facilitate the building of the university’s reputation as a research institution and will ensure that the reputation of the university is maintained by dealing with problematic research relationships in an expeditious manner.
  • A post-secondary degree in a relevant area from a recognized university and education/training/experience in an academic/research setting.
  • 1-3 years’ related experience in market research, competitive intelligence analysis, or product management would be an asset.
  • Demonstrated commitment to client service and excellent interpersonal skills required to work effectively with faculty, staff, and external partner/clients.
  • Excellent analytical skills, problem solving and critical thinking.
  • Excellent judgement, decision making and organizational skills, in particular, analytical written and verbal skills.
  • Computer literacy and ability to use modern office technologies and information systems.
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a team environment.


For more information, please contact:

UNB Fredericton
Human Resources Room 102
Physics & Admin. Building
Fax: 506-453-4611

UNB Saint John
Financial & Admin. Services
Room 114/115, Oland Hall
Fax: 506-648-5714

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