Position Number: 00008322
Primary Function of Organization Unit: With more than 100 start-ups and 270 commercialized products, NC State brings real-world solutions to the marketplace. The Office of Technology Commercialization and New Ventures (OTCNV) plays a crucial role in this mission by protecting and promoting University research discoveries and intellectual property, working with and guiding industry partners, and promoting the acceleration of start-ups.
Essential Job Duties: The Licensing Analyst will manage the marketing and invention assessment and scouting activities for the Life Science licensing team. It will also completely manage a small portfolio of inventions. Core duties include: *Coordinate meetings and provide guidance to faculty inventors on new invention disclosures. *Responsible for analyzing new invention disclosures, in order to assess the technical merit, commercial potential and patentability. *Responsible for carrying out marketing campaigns for life science licensing opportunities. This will involve the preparation of non-confidential summaries of technologies, identification of potential licensees, and email and cold call marketing. *Preparation, editing, and process management of complex licensing agreements. Responsible for negotiation of confidentiality agreements, inter-institutional agreements, material transfer agreements and other contractual documents as assigned. Interact with the Venture Development group within the Office of Technology Transfer in support of startup company formation, which may involve advising on the business opportunity related to the technology and developing business model canvases.
Minimum Education/Experience: Post-baccalaureate credentials; or bachelor's degree in a relevant field with at least two years of business development or research experience.
Department Required Skills: Candidates must have outstanding verbal and written communication skills. Must be able to guide and oversee the work of others. Must be able to manage multiple priorities and activities simultaneously.
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: An advanced degree in a biological science and/or a professional degree. Experience within a university technology transfer office is helpful, but not required.
Necessary Licenses and Certifications: n/a
AA/EOE: NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
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