OTC Fellows Program

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Posting Details

Job TitleOTC Fellows ProgramRequisition NumberDU07022Department Name40420:Office of Technology CommercializationWork LocationLexington, KYSalary Range$15/hrType of PositionTemporaryPosition Time Status Part-TimeRequired Education

Current undergraduate students who have completed 90+ credit hours, graduate
students, or post-doctoral scholars.
*Graduate students must have permission from their advisor to participate.

Required Related Experience


Required License/Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

Office setting – lifting up to 20 lbs.


The commitment is 10 hours per week to be worked during business hours of Mon-Fri 8a-5p.

Job Summary

Typical projects may include, dependent upon educational background and career motivation:
•Conducting scientific and market analysis
•Assessing the commercial viability of new inventions through market research and competitive analysis
•Identifying potential licensees
•Developing technology marketing abstracts and other marketing materials for inventions
•Planning and implementing technology marketing campaigns by identifying and contacting target companies (potential licensees) having relevant expertise and resources to bring UK innovations to market
•Posting marketing abstracts on Flintbox
•Updating existing marketing abstracts posted on Flintbox with new information as appropriate, e.g., to describe an innovation’s current development stage.
•Special projects such as:
•Collecting royalty rate research and developing preliminary valuation models

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Applicants with a clinical, scientific, technical, business or law background and the ability to communicate complex science in a concise way for the understanding of general audiences are
encouraged to apply. The following will be considered to be preferred experience:
•Completion of MKT 601: Marketing Research
•Completion of MKT 624: Entrepreneurship and Business Startups
•Completion of LAW 801: Contracts I
•Completion of LAW 802: Contract II
•Completion of LAW 934: Patent Law
•Completion of LAW 935: Intellectual Property
•Completion of LAW 936: Intellectual Property Transactions
•Participation in the Scholars in Engineering & Management (SEAM) Program
•Participation in the Biopharmaceutical Engineering Track Program
•Participation in the UK Entrepreneurs Club
•Participation in Wildcat Investors
•Participation in campus business plan competitions
•Participation in the Intellectual Property Society
•Participation in the Business Law Society

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? NoPreferred Education/Experience


Deadline to Apply09/13/2020University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Why are you interested in becoming an OTC Fellow, and how can you contribute to the commercialization of UK technologies?

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents




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    Posted: 9/1/2020
    Application Due: 9/19/2020
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