Licensing Analyst/Licensing Associate

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Posting NumberPG190333EPInternal Recruitment NoWorking TitleLicensing Analyst/Licensing AssociateAnticipated Hiring RangeStarting salary will be commensurate with education and experience and will be dependent upon the level of the position (Analyst or Associate)Work ScheduleMonday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm with additional hours required as needed to meet deadlinesJob LocationRaleigh, NCDepartment Research - Office of Technology TransferAbout the Department

NC State University is a research powerhouse and a powerful economic engine for North Carolina. The Office of Research Commercialization (ORC) 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.

We provide innovators with a wide range of programs and services to protect, market, and license intellectual property developed at NC State. Collaboration with NC State innovators and industry partners has led to the creation of more than 100 startups and 500 commercialized products that benefit society on a local, national, and global scale.

We work with industry partners to assess research for potential commercial success, seek partners who can benefit from new technology, and develop critical relationships that make the technology commercialization process work.

We provide university entrepreneurs with assistance and resources to launch startups and scale businesses based on university innovations.

Essential Job Duties

The Licensing Analyst/Licensing Associate position is focused on the University’s life sciences 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 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 Research Commercialization and New Ventures in support of startup company formation.

Other Responsibilities

Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Experience and Education

Require post-baccalaureate credentials or a bachelor’s degree plus alternative or equivalent professional training and experience may be substituted for the advanced degree on an exceptional basis.

Other Required Qualifications

At the Licensing Associate Level:

  • Requires post-baccalaureate credentials or a bachelor’s degree in science with three years of business development or research experience and/or an advanced degree in a scientific discipline and/or a professional degree.
  • Has two or more years of experience working in the field of technology transfer within a university or company setting. Experience includes evaluating invention disclosures, developing IP strategies to protect inventions, marketing inventions, facilitating formation of startup companies, and negotiating & drafting license agreements or equivalent experience.
  • Candidates must have outstanding writing and communication skills.
  • Proven ability to build collaborative partnerships with leaders, campus partners, and external constituents.
  • Proven negotiation and contract drafting skills.
  • A good understanding of intellectual property (IP) laws and a proven track record of developing IP strategies to facilitate successful commercialization of early stage inventions/technologies.
  • Proven marketing skills.
  • Proven track record of negotiating, drafting, and executing high value deals.
  • Proven track record of facilitating formation of startup companies.
  • Must be coachable and possess a track record of professionalism and experience in multi-tasking and managing projects.

At the Licensing Analyst Level:

  • Requires post-baccalaureate credentials or a bachelor’s degree in science with three years of business development or research experience and/or an advanced degree in a scientific discipline and/or a professional degree.
  • Candidates must have outstanding writing and communication skills.
  • Proven ability to build collaborative partnerships with leaders, campus partners, and external constituents.
  • Must be coachable and possess a track record of professionalism and experience in multi-tasking and managing projects.
Preferred Qualifications

At the Licensing Associate Level:

  • Preferred candidate would be someone with an educational background with a Master Degree or PhD in Biomedical Engineering or Chemical & BioMolecular Engineering.
  • Exceptional qualifications include proven past track record of negotiating, drafting, and executing of high value license agreements, a proven past track record of facilitating startup company formation based on university owned IP, and proven past track record of negotiating and drafting complex IP agreements.
  • Prefer a highly motivated excellent communicator and team player.

At the Licensing Analyst Level:

  • Preferred candidate would be someone with an educational background with a Master Degree or PhD in Biomedical Engineering or Chemical & BioMolecular Engineering.
  • Prior experience within a university technology transfer office is not required but is a plus.
  • Prior experience in contract negotiation or management is not required but is a plus.
  • Exceptional qualifications include professional 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.
  • Prefer a highly motivated excellent communicator and team player.
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Valid NC Driver's License requiredNoCommercial Driver's License requiredNoJob Open Date01/10/2020Anticipated Close DateOpen until FilledSpecial Instructions to Applicants

Applicants should submit their resume, cover letter, and names and complete contact information of three professional references, including email addresses and phone numbers.

The hiring department will assess candidates during the interview process to determine the most appropriate level. Starting salary will be commensurate with level and the successful candidate’s education and experience.

Position Number00007645Position TypeEHRA Non-FacultyFull Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week)1.00Appointment12 Month RecurringMandatory Designation - Adverse WeatherNon Mandatory - Adverse WeatherMandatory Designation - Emergency EventsNon Mandatory - Emergency EventIs this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?NoDepartment ID060102 - Research - Office of Technology TransferAA/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.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or [email protected] Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree equivalency verified at www.wes.org or equivalent service. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

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