George Mason University Licensing Associate
Posted on March 6th, 2013
The George Mason University, Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) within the Office of the Provost invites applications for a Licensing Associate, with an advanced biology/life science or computer science/electrical engineer degree, to manage a portfolio of technologies starting from initial invention disclosures and continuing through the commercial life of the technology.
Specific Responsibilities include:
- Helping faculty identify inventions with commercial potential;
- Evaluating disclosed inventions for commercial potential and determining appropriate intellectual property protection;
- Managing outside intellectual property counsel;
- Building and maintaining relationships of trust with inventors;
- Developing and executing commercialization plans for inventions;
- Negotiating nondisclosure agreements, options and licenses, interinstitutional agreements, and similar contracts; and
- Monitoring licensee performance.
- Master’s degree (or Ph.D. coursework) in biology/life science or computer science/electrical engineer (relevant business experience may be considered in lieu of advanced degree);
- Experience in intellectual property management or technology transfer (two years is preferred);
- Excellent oral and written communication skills;
- Ability to work collaboratively with faculty, staff, department chairs, and Deans in a university setting; and executives and lawyers in a corporate or governmental setting; and
- Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and deadlines.
- Business development, entrepreneurial experience, or MBA;
- Ability to translate complex scientific concepts into lay terms;
- Detail-oriented with well-developed information gathering and investigative skills;
- Adept at building working relationships and business networks;
- Ability to work independently and as a member of the team; and
- If a biology/life science candidate, pharmaceutical or biotechnology experience is preferred.
Note: The successful applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, and successfully complete a criminal background check as required by federal law.
For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number FA520z at http://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, CV, and a list of three professional references with contact information. AA/EOE
To apply, follow this link: http://jobs.gmu.edu/postings/29860