Our innovation team is growing.
We are looking for talented technology transfer specialists who are as ambitious as the mission we are striving to achieve. We are particularly looking for expertise in company partnership development and early-stage investment, but also for people with the skills, talent, and ideas that can help KAUST achieve its transformative ambitions.
The Divisional Development Manager (BESE) will be expected to lead a team of Engagement Managers and Officers to develop an understanding of the research interests of faculty and the capabilities of academic divisions and research centers. They will also lead the promotion of these research capabilities and competencies to industry and quasi-government entities. Key outcomes of this role will be a growth in the number of their division’s engagements for: research collaborations, faculty consultancy, technology piloting, creation of startup companies and IP licensing deals.
Reporting to the Director, Technology Management (TM} the Patent & Contracts Manager will be responsible for the management, maintenance and administration of university’s intellectual property (IP} repositories. This position will support all aspects of patent filings by developing and implementing relevant procedures to ensure seamless processing of patent prosecution. The Patent & Contracts Manager will ensure the integrity of the IP database and act as point of contact for IP analytics and metrics. Additionally, the Patent & Contracts Manager will be responsible for establishing and overseeing the department’s repository of licenses and other TM contracts as well as their compliance with contractual obligations.
Working at KAUST
KAUST believes that personal fulfillment and discovery are integral aspects of a rewarding professional life, the university makes it easy for faculty, staff and postdocs to balance their professional responsibilities with other aspects of their lives. KAUST provides ample opportunities and time to keep work and life in harmony – from vacations and holidays to an inviting campus community on the shores of the Red Sea, with all the seaside amenities and recreation facilities of a fine resort. Learn more.