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Technology Commercialisation, Lead / Associate

Date: 15-May-2023

Location: NUS ENTERPRISE, Kent Ridge Campus, SG

Company: National University of Singapore

Job Description


We’re looking for team players and passionate Techechnology Transfer Professionals & Innovators to translate and commercialise Intellectual Properties (IP) and Technologies.

The Technology Commercialisation, Lead/ Associate will develop and build good relationships with NUS research community and industry/ venture partners for the purpose of driving the commercialisation of NUS technologies. You will evaluate the commercialisation potential of newly disclosed technologies and develop a strategy to commercialize the technologies.


You will identify & manage IP translation project to raise the Technology Readiness Level (TRL) and will play a leadership role in structuring & negotiating license agreements. You will work with a variety of stakeholders including academics, funding agencies, potential licensees and early stage investors. Opportunity to grow skillsets in diverse aspects of Technology Transfer business.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • To evaluate the commercialisation potential of newly disclosed invention and to identify technology for commercialisation.
  • To explore various types of commercialisation strategy (including spin-off, license to external party) with researchers and students.
  • Marketing and Promotion activities directed at attracting licensing of NUS technologies from external parties.
  • To propose and manage IP translation or technology development projects.
  • To structure and negotiate IP & license agreements.
  • To maintain rapport and good relationships with inventors for technology/ knowledge transfer.
  • To develop a prospect list of licensees, early stage investors and to maintain good relationships with the stakeholders.
  • IP portfolio management and managing patent filings.


  • Postgraduate degree, preferably PhD in Biochemical engineering, Chemistry/ Chemical engineering, Electrical & Electronics engineering and Material Science.
  • Ability to appreciate current state and future trend of technological development.
  • Business development and marketing experience.
  • Possess product development/ licensing experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships with researchers, senior business executives and early stage investors.
  • Knowledge of Intellectual Property and Contract law.
  • Understanding of IP Management.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skill.

Covid-19 Message

At NUS, the health and safety of our staff and students are one of our utmost priorities, and COVID-vaccination supports our commitment to ensure the safety of our community and to make NUS as safe and welcoming as possible. Many of our roles require a significant amount of physical interactions with students/staff/public members. Even for job roles that may be performed remotely, there will be instances where on-campus presence is required.

Taking into consideration the health and well-being of our staff and students and to better protect everyone in the campus, applicants are strongly encouraged to have themselves fully COVID-19 vaccinated to secure successful employment with NUS.

More Information

Job Type: Contract (2-year, renewable)

Location: Kent Ridge Campus

Organization: NUS Enterprise

Department : Technology Transfer and Innovation

Job requisition ID : 19048