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Associate Director, Licensing, Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida


Associate Director, Licensing

Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida

Position Highlights:

  • Leads the Patenting and Licensing Business Unit in the Office of Innovation and Industry Alliances
  • Manages the protection and commercialization of pharmaceutical, biologic, medical device, diagnostic, and software technologies.
  • Responsible for all aspects of technology transfer from ferreting technologies to industry licensing.
  • Provides faculty education and training on technology transfer principles, intellectual property law, commercialization strategies, and biotech startups.
  • Evaluates patentability, performs market research, and identifies competitive advantages on new technologies.
  • Assists in procuring and maintaining patent protection
  • Develops and implements marketing campaigns for available technologies
  • Determines technology valuation/pricing, prepares term sheets on essential financial terms, negotiates definitive documents (e.g. license agreements and equity agreements), and monitors performance and compliance.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Strong verbal and written skills
  • Deep problem solving skills based upon fact finding, research and collaboration
  • Highly organized and has strong time management skills
  • Effective inter-personal skills and high emotional intelligence
  • Broad negotiation skills and ability to forge win-win partnerships


  • Assesses technologies for patentability and commercial potential
  • Negotiates licenses with established companies and startups
  • Procures U.S. and foreign patents
  • Supervises team members in the Patenting and Licensing Business Unit
  • Ensures quality standards are met

Credentials and Qualifications:

  • PhD in Life Sciences
  • Six (6) years of technology transfer, licensing, and/or business development
  • Knowledge of academic institutions such as cancer centers, research institutions, or universities
  • Ability to succinctly and eloquently pitch new technologies to potential partners
  • Highly organized and has strong time management skills


  • Three (3) years of supervisory experience

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