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Chief Economist vacancy at the IPO

The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) is seeking to recruit a Chief Economist.

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Reporting to the IPO Director of Innovation, the Chief Economist will lead work to ensure that the IPO’s policy development activity focuses on key issues and is based on a robust evidence base.

The Economics, Research and Evidence team, which the Chief Economist heads, has a crucial role to play in the new challenges which face intellectual property (IP) in Britain. European patent and copyright reform, IP enforcement and IP as a means to business innovation finance are just a few of these. The successful candidate will also play a key role in leading thought on development of the global IP infrastructure.

You will be an energetic and talented leader. Working through a high calibre team of analysts and working in partnership with policy-makers. You will not only spearhead the development of cutting edge analysis, but will ensure that analysis sits at the heart of activity across the organisation and informs policy developments in IP offices and multilateral organisations outside the UK.

The successful candidate will hold a graduate/post graduate qualification in economics and also have an in-depth understanding of innovation or regulatory/competition economics.

How to apply

Full details of the role and how to apply are available on the the Civil Service jobs website.

The closing date for applications is 24 November 2014.

For more information please email tony.clayton@ipo.gov.uk.

Published 29 October 2014