Licensing Analyst/Licensing Associate/Senior Licensing Associate - Engineering
Position Number: 00008321
Primary Function of Organization Unit: NC State University is a research powerhouse and a powerful economic engine for North Carolina. The Office of Technology Commercialization and New Ventures (OTCNV) plays a crucial role in this by protecting and promoting University research discoveries and intellectual property, working with and guiding industry partners, and promoting the acceleration of startups. We're driving economic growth by facilitating the commercialization of research discoveries.
Essential Job Duties: The OTCNV is seeking Licensing Analysts, Licensing Associates, and/or Senior Licensing Associates to join its growing team. The Licensing Analyst position is primarily responsible for managing the marketing and invention assessment and scouting activities in support of the Engineering licensing team. The Licensing Associate/Senior Licensing Associate position is focused on the University's Engineering technology portfolio, and is primarily responsible for the development and maintenance of licensing, research, and business relationships between the University and its commercial partners. In addition, the position serves the research and education community of NC State and acts as a liaison between NC State and other agencies. This position will report to the OTCNV Director of Licensing. He/she will review new invention disclosures, develop commercialization strategies, evaluate the need for patent protection, and negotiate contracts with industry including license agreements. He/she will also maintain relationships with existing licensees and ensure that the contractual commercialization milestones are being met. This person will also interact with patent counsel, industry partners, and business development professionals. He/she will interact with the Venture Development group within the Office of Technology Commercialization and New Ventures in support of startup company formation.
Minimum Education/Experience: Qualified candidates will have a bachelor's degree in engineering/physical sciences plus alternative or equivalent professional training and experience.
Department Required Skills: Candidates must have outstanding written and communication skills.
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: Preference will be given to candidates with an advanced degree in mechanical, civil, or chemical engineering. Exceptional qualifications include past experience working in academic technology transfer or commercial technology licensing including documented experience in contract negotiation, knowledge of business practices related to intellectual property protection and commercialization, knowledge of University research or research administration, or university-industry research partnerships.
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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