Jan 13, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Duties: The Licensing Officer/Assistant Director will be a dedicated team member of the Penn Center for Innovation (PCI) at the Perelman School of Medicine (PSOM) and will report to the Director, PCI PSOM Licensing Group. The Licensing Officer/Assistant Director will assume primary responsibility for directly facilitating the technology transfer, development and commercialization of assigned technologies and faculty/departmental clients; assisting designated PSOM Researchers and PSOM Departments with the establishment of new commercialization agreements and business development relationships; supporting the establishment of R&D collaborations with industry partners to advance early stage discoveries; and managing relationships with key stakeholders internal and external to Penn to proactively enable technology transfer. The Licensing Officer/Assistant Director will provide high quality services including invention receipt and capture, patentability assessment, market outreach (in-depth marketing support strategic and tactical), business development (structuring, drafting and negotiating commercialization agreements) and shall deliver the highest quality of customer service. The Licensing Officer/Assistant Director will also be a devoted team player who strongly supports the efforts of both the PCI PSOM team as well as the entire PCI organization.

Qualifications: The Licensing Officer shall have a M.S. in a in a life/health sciences related field, and strong preference will be given to candidates with a Ph.D. in these fields. The preferred candidate will also have 1-2 years of experience in technology transfer, business development or equivalent intellectual property/corporate contracts experience. This person must be a dedicated team player, have outstanding customer service skills, demonstrate exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, exhibit technical skills and business acumen, and must be able to interact effectively in academic and corporate cultures. This person should be knowledgeable of intellectual property and licensing practice, proficient at multitasking and be an independent self-starter with strong work ethic. The Licensing Officer must be able to manage a large, diverse set of relationships, tasks and projects, and to be able to identify and handle inventions in a variety of fields outside of their own area of technical expertise. Strong negotiation skills are preferred along with an ability to excel in a relatively independent and flexible work environment. Attention to detail and an ability to follow-through tasks to completion are requisite skills for the position.

Assistant Director Physical Sciences Licensing: In addition to the above, the preferred candidate should have 3-5 years of technology transfer, business development or equivalent intellectual property/corporate contracts experience.

Reference Number: 83-27718

Salary Grade: 028/029

Employment Type: Exempt

Org: Penn Center for Innovation

Special Requirements:

Job Family: D-Financial

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