IP/Portfolio Management, Licensing, Technology Transfer and Commercialization
The Office of the Vice President for Research at the University of Connecticut (UConn) is seeking an energetic and experienced scientific R&D professional to join our Technology Commercialization Services enterprise. Working as part of a technology-focused team within the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) under the direction of the Director of Technology Transfer, the Licensing Director, Life Sciences will be responsible for managing the evaluation, patenting and licensing of a portfolio of University inventions in the life sciences. This includes providing support to startup companies affiliated with the University.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Evaluate inventions disclosures received in the life sciences for patentability and market potential; assist in similar evaluations for the physical sciences when appropriate.
Meet with faculty and staff to aid in invention evaluations and to track progress of continued research related to inventions.
Participate in team-based review meetings for decisions on patenting and commercialization of inventions and present inventions for review as needed.
Manage patent prosecution for inventions.
Develop and execute invention-specific marketing plans, patent and commercialization strategies to attract potential licensees.
Negotiate options, licenses, letters of intent, term sheets, etc.
Participate in discussions, advise and support decisions pertaining to the formation of University start-up companies.
Establish strong relationships with relevant industry executives, investors, entrepreneurs and researchers in Connecticut, the region and beyond.
Help develop and support programs devised to aid in the creation of startup companies by faculty and students. May have access to information used in collective bargaining.
Work with other members of the OVPR to achieve the Office’s overall goals.
Perform other related duties as required.
This position has a target salary of $100k with an excellent benefits package including medical and retirement, as well as employee and dependent tuition reimbursement at the University of Connecticut.
Applications should be submitted through the UConn Jobs website at: http://hr.uconn.edu/jobs/, and should include a cover letter and resume demonstrating how the qualifications and requirements of the position are met, and contact information for three professional references. Correspondence may be addressed to Laurie Pudlo, Administrative Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2019310)
This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on February 3, 2019.
The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.
A doctoral degree in the life sciences.
At least three (3) years of experience which may include a combination of management, marketing, product development, technology development, technology transfer and/or research demonstrating an ability to be entrepreneurial, identify and make effective contacts with industry resulting in partnerships, collaborations or business relationships.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills with an ability to distill and articulate technical concepts in order to communicate effectively with both university scientists and industry representatives across a broad range of technologies.
Must have a demonstrated ability to understand the industrial relevance of early-stage inventions.
Five (5) or more years of experience as outlined in Minimum Qualification #2.
A combination of business and academic/R&D experience in a technology field.
Knowledge of intellectual property management and patenting.
Knowledge of the formation of equity-based ventures and intellectual property issues.
Ability to set priorities and work within targeted time frames.
Internal Number: 2019310
About University of Connecticut
The University of Connecticut (UConn) is a Land Grant and Sea Grant college and member of the Space Grant Consortium, and is ranked among the top 20 public universities in the nation according to the 2018 U.S. News and World Report. In support of an ambitious state investment in economic development, higher education and research, the Office of the Vice President for Research seeks highly motivated, skilled, and engaged individuals to work within an increasingly diverse and complex research environment.