[Air-L] Vacancy: Intellectual Property Manager, Centre for Next Generation Localisation (CNGL)

Ríona Finn rfinn at computing.dcu.ie
Mon Jul 7 10:36:00 PDT 2008

Intellectual Property Manager 
Centre for Next Generation Localisation (CNGL)
Dublin City University, 
Dublin, Ireland

CNGL is a DCU-led Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) funded Centre 
for Science Engineering and Technology (Directed by Prof. Josef 
van Genabith). CNGL conducts research on language technologies 
(machine translation, speech recognition/synthesis), digital 
content management technologies (adaptive hypermedia, IE/IR), 
their application in localisation workflows, and language 
technology-focused software engineering.  CNGL is a €30M 
collaborative research centre that involves collaboration 
between DCU, TCD, UCD, UL and industrial partners who include 
world leaders in their respective fields.

Invent DCU is the commercialisation gateway for Dublin City 
University (DCU).    Invent manages the protection and 
commercialisation of intellectual property for DCU through 
technology transfer, licensing and the creation of spin-out 

We wish to recruit an Intellectual Property Manager on a fixed 
term contract basis with primary responsibility for managing the 
intellectual property generated in the Centre for Next Generation 
Localisation (CNGL). 

Duties and Responsibilities:

The IP Manager will report to the CEO of Invent. He/she will 
have primary responsibility for the identification, capture, 
protection and commercialisation of intellectual property 
arising from research activities within the CNGL and related 
interdisciplinary research areas involving computer science.  
He/she will also work with other Invent staff and CNGL partners 
to develop the full potential of IP through appropriate commercial 
and licensing mechanisms in accordance with the formal IP 
arrangements agreed between the partners.

The IP Manager is a key post within Invent and CNGL and the 
successful candidate will be expected to have the required 
breadth of education, relevant experience and self confidence 
to have an immediate impact in a leading computer science research 
centre by devising and implementing procedures and practices that 
enhance the identification, assessment and protection of intellectual 

The appointed person will have:

   A post-graduate qualification in computer science, computational 
   linguistics, speech processing or a related discipline, (such as 
   language technology, machine translation, speech, IR/IE, 
   localisation), preferably to PhD level.

   An understanding and appreciation of the IP issues arising in 
   the context of academic research and in particular computer 
   Ideally, some experience of intellectual property management, 
   including patenting, licensing and commercialisation gained in 
   an industrial setting.

Salary Scale:     Remuneration will be commensurate with 
                  qualifications and experience.

Closing Date:     25th July 2008

To apply:         Please mail CV and details for three references to 
                  info at cngl.ie

For informal discussions contact info at cngl.ie 

Invent DCU is an equal opportunities employer.

Ríona Finn, Administrator, Centre for Next Generation Localisation, Dublin City University, Dublin 9, Ireland

Tel:   +353 (0)1 700 6707                Fax:  +353 (0)1 700 5442                  Mob: +353 (0)87 623 4464 
Web: http://www.cngl.ie               Email: rfinn at computing.dcu.ie

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