Advertised Position

Director, Technology Commercialization

Job Title: Director, Technology Commercialization
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Singapore
Industry: Industrial & Engineering
Reference: en-7854
Contact Name: Shannon Huang
Contact Email: huang.shannon@gsp-asia.com
Job Published: 25 September 2020
Job Description

     Exciting Career Opportunities

     Emphasis on personal growth

     High Visibility Role


This organization is a world renowned educational institute that has been around for more than five decades. With some of the world's most advanced research and laboratory centres, they are heavily invested in academic research and innovations which positively impact people’s lives. Their continued interest and growth has resulted in the need for a high calibre professional to join their management team.


Your duties include:

     Identifying technologies for commercialization potential and facilitating any developments towards spin-out, licensing or other avenues

     Providing effective leadership to external industry partners, and other relevant agencies to ensure support for technology transfer and innovation activities within the institute

     Developing and managing IP and business strategies and providing assistance with invention assessment and identification of commercial applications via research, market analysis, competitive technologies and patent landscape

     Managing the entire Life Sciences department, covering areas such as invention disclosures, development monitoring, and KPIs relating to the institute-owned technologies

     Maintaining excellent working relationships across faculties and research centers such that information relating to technology transfer and intellectual property is disseminated accurately


In order to be considered, you must meet the following criteria:

     A solid background in biomedical or life sciences, preferably with a PhD and equivalent research experience

     Expertise in development and commercialization of early stage technologies in the Life Sciences industry

     Strong background in start up deal development, covering areas such as incorporation, share capitalization, early stage venture funding and product development

     Proven track record in dealing with senior research scientists handling commercial negotiations to conclusion

     Demonstrable experience in IP management, market trend analysis and scientific concepts in Life Sciences


This organization is one that provides a stimulating, challenging and nurturing work environment. You can look forward to building a meaningful career in an institution with low turnover and provides a large degree of autonomy to its management team. Working with a range of stakeholders, you will add genuine insight and development of the research culture, with many opportunities to demonstrate your talent and drive. In addition, due to the seniority of this role, you will gain high visibility among top management as well as a competitive remuneration package.


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