Tech Transfer Professional
Position Type: Permanent Staff
Department: Office Tech Commercialization - 201401
Appointment Type: EHRA Non-Faculty
Vacancy ID: NF0002479
Position Summary: This position is located in the Office of Commercialization and Economic Development (OCED) which is located in the Division of The Vice Chancellor for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development. OCED manages the University's intellectual property including patenting marketing and negotiating licenses for the commercialization of University owned inventions. The Licensing Manager (LM) helps OCED manage license compliance, helps researchers commercialize novel research tools, and helps researchers exchange information and material for research purposes through the use of material transfer agreements and confidentiality agreements. The LM educates faculty regarding intellectual property matters in the process of facilitating exchanges of confidential information and research material. Duties include drafting and negotiating a range of intellectual property-related contracts and managing compliance for existing contracts. The LM places special emphasis on developing efficient management practices to facilitate research exchanges, and developing license management and compliance strategies in coordination with a wide range of related offices and stakeholders.
Application Deadline: 04/28/2017
Education Requirements: This position requires a bachelor's degree in science or engineering and a JD, MBA or Master's Degree. A Ph.D. in science or engineering is highly desirable.
Qualification and Experience: Qualifications and Experience: This position requires: - One or more years of experience working in university commercialization evaluating invention disclosures, marketing technologies and negotiating license agreements or equivalent experience - A clear understanding of intellectual property management, including both patents and, copyright - The ability to understand a wide range of science and technology within the computer, engineering, chemical, or biological science industries - Demonstrated ability to work independently and set work priorities with minimal supervision over regular work activities - Ability to establish and manage many projects and relationships simultaneously across a broad range of innovations and markets. - Ability to interact with both academic scientists and business executives and also demonstrate familiarity with intellectual property licensing and technology commercialization in industry or academic setting. - A strong team oriented focus. - Ability to build rapport and trust with faculty and colleagues. - Excellent oral and written communication. - Strong project management skills, with an acute attention to detail and ability to organize and communicate complex information. Experience drafting and negotiating license agreements is required.
Equal Opportunity Employer: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
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