Technology Transfer Officer (Business Development Officer) (Req. 28864)

Job description

The UCLA Technology Development Group (TDG) serves as a campuswide gateway to Innovation, Research and Entrepreneurship.  Our mission is to promote UCLA innovation, research, teaching and entrepreneurship to benefit society; create economic value to support UCLA’s scholarly and educational missions and the State of California; and lead UCLA’s research community to bring innovation to market.  

TDG is seeking an organized, proactive individual with at least two years relevant professional experience--intellectual property, negotiation, licensing, venture capital, business development and/or product development in a university, research, start-up or technology-based environment--to serve as a member of the team of UCLA Technology Transfer Officers (TTOs).

The duties of the TTOs include the following: (1) Building and Maintaining Relationships with campus constituents and external stakeholders; (2) Managing Campus Intellectual Property; (3) Negotiating and Documenting Agreements related to University Intellectual Property; (4) Marketing University Intellectual Property; and (5) Other Duties as may be assigned by supervisor or Associate Vice Chancellor.  The BDO will be responsible for managing a portfolio of Med-Tech technologies.

Job Requirements

  • Advanced degree (MSc or PhD) in a Physical Sciences discipline (Materials Science, Engineering, Physics, Physical Chemistry, etc) OR 10 years with specific technology transfer experience or industry experience.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (verbal, written and listening) to obtain relevant information, transmit relevant information at the appropriate level of detail and frequency, to know when to question for additional detail and sufficient diplomacy and tact to deliver difficult messages.
  • Proficiency in conducting financial, market, and industry analysis in light of identified benchmarks in order to value early stage technology in advance of negotiations. 
  • Knowledge of copyright and patent law and ability to understand the legal and technical issues affecting protection, use and exploitation of such intellectual property.

UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 12 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy -




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Job No: 28864
Posted: 10/12/2018
Application Due: 12/11/2018
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