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Associate Director of Licensing – Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Florida


Moffitt Cancer has retained the Vortechs Group to recruit an Associate Director of Licensing to lead its Patenting and Licensing Business Unit in its Office of Innovation and Industry Alliances. 

The ideal candidate will fit the following profile:


  • Protection and commercialization of pharmaceutical, biologic, medical device, diagnostic, and software technologies
  • Experience with all aspects of technology transfer from discovering technologies to industry licensing, evaluating patentability, market research
  • Identification of competitive advantages on new technologies
  • Determination technology valuation/pricing, prepare term sheets on essential financial terms, negotiates definitive documents and monitoring performance and compliance
  • Provide faculty education and training on technology transfer principles, intellectual property law, commercialization strategies, and biotech startups
  • develop and implement marketing campaigns for available technologies


  • Assess technologies for patentability and commercial potential
  • Negotiate licenses with established companies and startups
  • Procures U.S. and foreign patents
  • Supervises two team members in the Patenting and Licensing Business Unit
  • Ensure 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
  • Supervisory/leadership experience a plus

Interpersonal Skills:

  • Ability to succinctly and eloquently pitch new technologies to potential partners
  • Highly organized and has strong time management 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
  • Strong communication skills, with the ability to interact with all stakeholders and partners

The Vortechs Group specializes in recruitment for Intellectual Property Licensing, Technology Transfer, Commercialization, External Innovation Management, Economic Engagement, & Corporate Relations

Glen Gardner
(614)899-6696 x100
Cell (614)354-8400
Toll free (877)771-TECH (8324) x100