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Senior Licensing Associate, Technology Transfer — Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia


Senior Licensing Associate – Technology Transfer

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Location: Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

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Job Summary

Under the supervision of the Assistant Director, Intellectual Property & Licensing, the Senior Licensing Associate will be expected to identify opportunities, craft licensing strategies, and execute on those strategies. Responsibilities include identifying and evaluating new inventions, developing and managing the intellectual property management strategy; developing the licensing strategy; developing the business opportunity and marketing new inventions to prospective licensees; negotiating terms of appropriate transactions, closing transactions, and ensuring compliance with license obligations.

Job Responsibilities

  • Solicit and assess invention disclosures from research faculty, hospital clinicians and staff (assess patentability and market/commercial value).
  • Assess and determine the value of CHOP’s intellectual property, develop business terms, draft and negotiate license agreements, option agreements, and inter-institutional agreements.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with collaborators, licensees, and sponsors to further develop and commercialize intellectual property.
  • Ensure compliance of licensing obligations.
  • Create non-confidential technology briefs, prepare marketing packages and distribute via posting them to the OTT and other websites and to potential commercialization partners.
  • Perform market research and analysis to identify potential licensing or commercialization partners.
  • Assist with financial analysis and valuation of early stage technologies.
  • Participate in ongoing education sessions for investigators, clinicians, and research staff.
  • Participate in the development of outreach program and materials for investigators, clinicians and research staff in order to engage and educate them on OTT processes, intellectual property and commercialization.

Required Education and Experience

Required Education: MS / MBA, or an equivalent combination of education and experience

Required Experience: 3-5 years intellectual property licensing or commercialization experience

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

Preferred Education: PhD 

Preferred Experience: 2-3 years’ experience in technology transfer/business development.

Additional Technical Requirements

  • Advanced knowledge of business practices related to intellectual property protection and commercialization.
  • General understanding of the academic medical research enterprise.
  • Excellent attention to details.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently while functioning effectively in a team environment.
  • Ability to work efficiently with a broad range of constituents including faculty investigators, staff, attorneys, research sponsors and industry representatives.
  • Familiarity with marketing, negotiating, intellectual property law, and agreement drafting.
  • Knowledge and respect for policies, procedures, and practices related to federally and other funded research activities and intellectual property.
  • Excellent computer skills, including usage of databases.
  • Ability to understand and integrate business and scientific information.
  • Ability to establish priorities, meet deadlines, and carry multiple, complex, extended projects through to completion.

All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its patients, family members, visitors and employees. In an effort to achieve this goal, employment at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, other than for positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, is contingent upon an attestation that the job applicant does not use tobacco products or nicotine in any form and a negative nicotine screen (the latter occurs after a job offer).

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.