Senior Licensing Manager
University of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus
Senior Licensing Manager
Position #770439 – Requisition #20379
The Senior Licensing Manager also confers with campus administrative staff and investigators on intellectual property protection and licensing, and coordinates procedures to ensure compliance with rules, regulations, laws, university policies, and business contracts. The position requires the use of a variety of communications and computer database tools to track and convey issues and decisions about invention disclosures, patent applications, patent prosecution, patent issuance and maintenance, and all contractual agreements and financial arrangements related to a particular technology. Jobs in this career family provide general business operations of the organization or a combination of operational responsibilities covering multiple career families. Functions include institutional research, statistical analysis, policy development and review, strategic planning and broad unit business operations such as parking and transportation services, risk management, childcare services, real estate and property management, retail services or job responsibilities that combine fiscal, HR and operational management responsibilities.Program Directors are responsible for the ongoing leadership and oversight of a program or function, including the development of strategies and processes which contribute to the University and/or campus mission and accountability for services provided. These positions typically do not supervise others.Examples of Work Performed:
- Evaluate and analyze new invention disclosures, meet with inventor(s), assess patentability and marketability, and identify relevant industry contacts.
- Encourage the commercialization of innovation through multiple channels including industry collaborations, licensing or the formation of start-up companies.
- Develop commercialization strategies including product development and funding plans, identify critical path experiments, and source cross-functional teams.
- Develop licensing strategies, identify potential licensees, negotiate terms, draft agreements, and close deals.
- Manage patent-related activities, including the filing and prosecution of patent applications.
- Maintain and develop relationships with licensees and monitor progress of licensed product(s) development.
- Participate in educational programs aimed at the medical community relating to intellectual property issues, innovation and commercialization.
The salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established at $82,994 to $150,000. The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.The above salary range (or hiring range) represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.This position is not eligible for overtime compensation.Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.
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- A bachelor’s degree in life, health, or physical sciences, or in law or business with relevant knowledge of biological/life sciences.
- 5+ years of professional level direct life sciences technology transfer or business development experience at a research university, academic medical center, or in industry.
- Demonstrated ability to negotiate and close business deals.
- A graduate degree from an accredited institution of higher education in life, health, physical sciences, law or business.
- 7+ years professional experience including the development, preparation, negotiation, review, and execution of a wide range of licenses as demonstrated by a deal sheet and a consistent portfolio of at least 200 cases.
- Pharmaceutical commercialization experience including technology review, patent protection, FDA approval process, reimbursement, and negotiation.
- Knowledge of intellectual property protection methods, licensing practices, contract law, as well as government laws/regulations relating to technology transfer within industry and/or academia.
- Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally.
- Ability to interact effectively in both academic and corporate cultures with scientists, research sponsors, industry representatives and patent attorneys.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels throughout the institution.
- Ability to work independently and in a team environment; to work under pressure with tight deadlines.
- Team player and builder; works well in group environments; shares knowledge, expertise; provides assistance and accepts additional responsibility when necessary.
- Commitment to values and strong business ethics.
- Ability to close deals.
- Outstanding customer service skills.
- Proven negotiation skills.
- Ability to grasp complex scientific concepts and effectively promote them.
- Technology and patent case management skills and prioritization abilities.
- Effective mentoring and knowledge transfer skills for more junior staff.
- Ability to independently represent the Office at the most senior level with University faculty and leadership.
- Demonstrated commitment and leadership ability to advance diversity and inclusion.
- Self-starter in establishing relationships both internally and externally.
- Excellent time management and prioritization skills
This position reports to the Director of Licensing Required: Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.
Job Category: Business Services
Primary Location: Aurora
Posting Date: Apr 5, 2021
Unposting Date: May 10, 2021, 10:59:00 PM