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Location: England, Oxfordshire, Abingdon

IP Analyst

England, Oxfordshire, Abingdon
£328.00 - £440.00 per day

Job Description

Are you an experienced IP Analyst?

Do you have an interest in the development of the future of low carbon energy?

Do you have a passion for science?

You'll be an expert IP Analyst with a degree in Physics, Mathematics or Engineering and a passion for sustainable energy technologies.

We are looking to recruit an experienced IP Analyst for a initial term of 18 months, to support the activities surrounding the STEP Programme in understanding the current IP landscape and to provide input to the invention disclosure process.

UKAEA's mission is to lead the commercial development of fusion power and related technology and position the UK as a leader in sustainable nuclear energy

The Spherical Tokamak for Fusion Energy (STEP) is an ambitious programme to accelerate the delivery of sustainable fusion energy.
STEP is a staged programme to design and build the world's first compact fusion reactor, based on the spherical tokamak, by 2040. It will develop and identify solutions to the challenges of delivering sustainable fusion energy, benefitting from the UK Atomic Energy
Authority's (UKAEA) breadth of expertise and its suite of research facilities - RACE, Materials Research Facility, H3AT, Fusion
Technology Facilities.

STEP's wider remit is to provide economic benefit to the UK. It will achieve this by developing its own portfolio of intellectual property (IP) while, simultaneously, it works to attract investment organisations and individuals to commercialise the content of early stage IP.

The STEP programme aims to:
* Build on UK leadership in fusion
* Prove the viability of fusion as a technology for generating sustainable electricity
* Deliver a prototype reactor by 2040

By 2024, STEP will:
* Create an investible concept design
* Understand the market and how the reactor will be built
* Enable and inspire the UK's capability and capacity to deliver

Responsibilities/Duties
* Conduct high-quality patent landscape investigations
* Utilise technical background and experience to understand invention disclosures
* Apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills to conduct focused and comprehensive searches for prior art
* Work on various types of projects, including patentability, invalidity, state of the art, and freedom to operate
* Communicate effectively with technical and business colleagues
* Meet deadlines and manage multiple assignments

You'll need:
* A degree in Physics or Engineering or a suitable related subject
* Significant patent search experience
* Expertise in the use of commercial patent search tools, preferably Derwent Innovation via the Clarivate platform
* Expert in the use of use of Derwent World Patents Index (DWPI)
* Ability to work independently in a deadline driven environment
* The skills and discipline to work in a home office environment
* Self-motivated to work effectively and efficiently

Rullion celebrates and supports diversity and is committed to ensuring equal opportunities for both employees and applicants.

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