Research Associate I (Licensing / Sr. Licensing Associate)

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Job Title: Research Associate I (Licensing / Sr. Licensing Associate)
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 223997

Atlanta, Georgia USA.

Department Information Georgia Tech, one of the top public universities in the United States, is a thriving research community known for their prestigious academics and cutting-edge technology. Georgia Tech consistently ranks among the top U.S. universities in the volume of research conducted, and since FY2019, we have exceeded $1 billion annually in research expenditures to help address critical challenges in computing, engineering, design, the sciences, liberal arts, and business. Our team works cohesively to provide full technology transfer support services to faculty to move new technologies and discoveries into the mainstream of the US economy.

Job Summary As a key member of the Technology Licensing group, this position will be responsible for actively engaging researchers across Georgia Tech in the technology transfer and commercialization process. The position will manage the evaluation and protection of the Institute’s world class research discoveries, and negotiate licenses and other commercialization related agreements, as well as assist the Director in managing and mentoring the licensing staff members.

Responsibilities Position Responsibilities

This key position will work proactively with Georgia Tech researchers to ensure appropriate protection of intellectual property, innovations, and discoveries, which will require the following skills:

    Academic or Industrial, Life or Physical Science, IT, Software, or Engineering Expertise ability to evaluate research discoveries for commercial application, and navigate through the various stages of the technology transfer process.comfort with scientific discussions with faculty experts and industrial partners.motivation to actively engage faculty and their research in the commercialization process.
Intellectual Property Management work with staff to improve and maintain procedures for administrative efficiency, and develop internal forms and systems as needed, plus provide reports to the Georgia Tech Industry Engagement leadership and others as necessary.ensure compliance with Georgia Tech, State and Federal laws, regulations and policies applicable to technology transfer and intellectual property.arrange for and manage patent filings, copyright or trademark registration as appropriate in coordination with the inventors, authors and intellectual property counsel; Review prior agreements for conflicts of obligation; Facilitate compliance for obligations under federal grants, Bayh-Dole Act and Georgia Tech’s mission.draft and negotiate license agreements and various other intellectual property contracts.provide guidance and serve as a resource to the other licensing staff members.Institutional and Community Representation represent the university in technical and professional meetings, and through meetings with faculty and commercial partners.Required Qualifications Educational Qualification

Bachelor degree

    Preferred Qualifications Work Experience

    1-5 years’ of work experience preferably in university technology transfer or equivalent licensing experience, preferably in the field of Life sciences/physical sciences, computer science/information technology (IT), or engineering research.

    Position Qualifications

      Ability to draft and negotiate agreements for licensing and transfer of materials, understand and market technologies developed within an organization, ability to work with faculty and students in the evaluation of early-stage technologies, ability to understand intellectual property law, contract law and agreement drafting.Excellent analytical and communication skills, including the ability to present written or oral materials in a concise and professional manner, are required. Independent judgment and initiative are required.Demonstrated the ability to interact effectively and productively with faculty and senior officials from academia, industry and government.Ability to manage a complex portfolio of diverse technologies and carry multiple, extended projects concurrently through to completion.
    Contact Information

    For additional information please contact Terry Bray at [email protected]

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    Georgia Tech provides equal opportunity to all faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including applicants for admission and/or employment, contractors, volunteers, and participants in institutional programs, activities, or services. Georgia Tech complies with all applicable laws and regulations governing equal opportunity in the workplace and in educational activities. Georgia Tech prohibits discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, on the basis of race, ethnicity, ancestry, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetics, or veteran status in its programs, activities, employment, and admissions. This prohibition applies to faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including affiliates, invitees, and guests.

    Other Information 3 letters of Reference and College Transcripts will be required of the final candidate.




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    Job No:
    Posted: 2/16/2021
    Application Due: 5/17/2021
    Work Type: Full Time