Job Opportunity: Officer – OSPR, LUMS

Job Opportunity: Officer – OSPR (Office of Sponsored Programmes and Research), Lahore University of Management Sciences

Job Description

Responsibilities:

Position Purpose:

To manage all Intellectual Property (IP) related matters, including patent filing and drafting for Office of Sponsored Programmes and Research (OSPR), and facilitate commercialization activities at LUMS.

Main Responsibilities:

  • To provide assistance in patent/copyright/trademark filing with the IPO, Pakistan, USPTO and other patent offices worldwide.
  • Assist in drafting of the patent specification to be filed on behalf of LUMS faculty.
  • Must have the ability to foresee and handle all IP related conflicts and negotiations arising out of contractual agreements.
  • To review and draft contracts including but not limited to Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) and service agreement contracts to be signed by and between LUMS and external stakeholders.
  • Serve as resource person for OSPR to handle linkages and coordination with LUMS faculty, industry partners, investors and stakeholders.
  • Regular communication with different government officials from HEC regarding funding opportunities for patenting.
  • Follow up on opportunities for applied research and explore opportunities for technology transfer and the commercialization of university research (including incubators and research parks).
  • Strong communication skills and ability to liaison with internal as well as external stakeholders.
  • Manage and organize IP related events, workshops and seminars.
  • Any other duties as assigned by the senior management.

Skills: 

  • Effective verbal, presentation and listening communications skills.
  • Effective written communications skills.
  • In-depth knowledge of IP laws.
  • Ability to draft and compile legal documents.
  • Decision making skills.
  • Time management skills.
  • Integrity.
  • Accountable.
  • Committed with high energy.
  • Assertive.
  • Pleasant.
  • Team player.
  • Independent.

Business hours may extend into the evenings and weekends depending on workload. Flexibility and commitment are necessary.

Qualification: 

Bachelors in Law (LL.B) from a recognized institute.

Knowledge: 

In-depth knowledge of Pakistani laws with a specialized focus on IP laws.

Experience (minimum):

1-2 years of relevant work experience.

Apply at: 

hrd@lums.edu.pk

Note: LUMS is an equal employment opportunity employer.



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