The Office of Innovation Commercialization (OIC) is looking for the right person to handle cradle-to-grave responsibilities for an ever-expanding portfolio of innovations/intellectual properties (especially patents and copyrights). The Technology Transfer Associate (TTA) will identify great new technologies, work with innovators to chart the course from bench to the marketplace, develop partnerships with industry and investors, negotiate option and license agreements, catalyze collaborations with companies, and much more.
The position will include but not be limited to the following functions:
Actively market AU innovations to the private sector.
Draft and negotiate intellectual property options and license agreements.
Perform intellectual property mining, analysis, and marketing landscapes.
Develop marketing pieces for the OIC website, develop brochures, and generate other materials in support of OIC’s marketing efforts.
Provide consultative assistance to faculty, staff, and students around intellectual property issues.
Foster and facilitate entrepreneurial activities.
Provide broad-based intellectual property support in such areas as basic sponsored research, clinical sponsored research, material transfer agreements, confidential disclosure agreements, inter-institutional agreements, etc.
Assist the Director and Associate Vice President as needed
Master's degree from an accredited college or university
Ph.D. from an accredited college or university in life sciences and one-to-three years' of related work experience as well as business experience
Excellent verbal/written communication and interpersonal skills
Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other computer software/databases
Must possess initiative and creativity
Must be a self-driven, highly motivated team player who can speak "science to business" and speak "business to science"
Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks; work with a wide range on individuals both internally/externally
Ability to negotiate with the private sector on a daily basis and serve in a "deal maker" role
Ability to work with minimal supervision; exercise sound judgment and decision-making; maintain confidentiality
Additional Salary Information: Salary to be commensurate with qualifications of selected candidate within the established range (generally minimum-midpoint) of the position
Internal Number: 15076
About Augusta University
Whether with startup, small, medium or large companies – around the world as well as in our own community – Augusta University is actively marketing and commercializing exciting and promising new technologies, which can change the future for the better.
With an increasing number of commercial licenses with our industry partners, an ever-expanding base of patents, which offer our commercial partners important protection, and a special focus on promoting innovation commercialization in our region, Augusta University is excited to share the good news about "creating the future" - by inventing it!
The Office of Innovation Commercialization is proud to host the Life Sciences Business Development Center – a 14,000 square-foot facility that includes wet labs, offices, shared equipment, common areas and a lively atmosphere for innovation – all dedicated to incubating great ideas through its innovative startup companies.
We are excited to be closely involved in Augusta University intellectual property commercialization-related activities with companies from the Fortune 100 to the newest startup firm.