Work Location Detail 2033 K St NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20052
Assigned Organizational Area: University
Campus Location: Foggy Bottom
Division/Vice President: Vice President for Research (OVPR)
College/School/Department: Not Applicable
Internal Applicants Only? No
Position Type: Technical
Posting Number: Staff - 001898
Working Title: Licensing Associate
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 5:30 pm
Total Hours Per Week: 40
Pay Grade: 18
Recruitment Salary Range: Commensurate with experience
Required Licenses/Certifications and other Specific Requirements: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, Sex Offender Registry Search, and Prior Employment Verification, Credit
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If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until:
Job Open Date: 12/17/2012
Job Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
Applicant Review Will Commence On:
Job Vacancy Anouncement Information
Founded in 1821, GW is the largest institution of higher education in the District of Columbia, to include ten academic units, with a full-time equivalent enrollment of a little over 20,000 students and approximately 11,000 full-time and part-time employees (faculty and staff). The George Washington University is a community dedicated to learning, communication, respect, service and teamwork. As one of the largest private employers in the District of Columbia, the university seeks employees who support the teaching, research, and public service mission of the university.
Job Description Summary:
The Licensing Associate will be responsible for undertaking activities leading to the commercialization of George Washington University technologies. These activities include identification and evaluation of market potential, valuation of technologies, management of patent prosecution, development and implementation of marketing plans, negotiating and drafting legal documents including term sheets, options and license agreements in the execution of approved strategies, and assisting with university spin-outs. Management of active licenses as assigned.
The selected candidate must be comfortable in building working relationships with busy professionals across the University and senior executives at companies. The candidate should also be comfortable in understanding a wide variety of technologies, and designing and implementing a commercialization strategy for technologies in multiple subject areas. The successful candidate will be an aggressive and energetic self-starter with a strong business network.
Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization, plus three years of relevant experience. Degree requirements may be substituted for an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Strong oral and written communication skills, organizational, interpersonal and management skills.
- Bachelors degree in engineering or physical science (not biology).
- 2 years of hands on experience in University technology transfer is desirable.
- Previous business development or entrepreneurial experience is desirable.
- Proficiency in personal computer and software application packages such as Inteum, MS Office and other basic productivity tools is desirable.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Develop and implement intellectual property strategies for obtaining patents and licensing patents and technologies to companies.
Negotiate license and other technology transfer agreements with companies. Serve as the point of contact for assigned licensees and other partners. Manage assigned licenses and new intellectual property-based relationships with companies and Universities.
Develop marketing summaries for technologies and inventions and market and license them to companies.
Source inventions and technologies from GWU faculty and researchers and maintain an optimal level of faculty/campus outreach in the assigned areas of the university.
Make financial models for valuation of significant intellectual property prior to licensing negotiation.
Performs other work related duties as assigned.
Provide periodical reports to OTT Director and Director of Office of Entrepreneurship and upper management as needed.
Posting Specific Questions
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The George Washington University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution.