Licensing Associate

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Job Title: Licensing Associate
Location: Case Main Campus
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 8805
Job Description


Working independently and/or in concert with senior licensing positions, the Licensing Associate is a professional position responsible for agreement management including Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs), Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs), Data Use Agreements (DUAs), Memorandum of Understandings (MOUs), Inter-Institutional Agreements (IIAs), and License Agreements. Negotiation of these agreements is a highly technical task, both scientific and legal, and requires an understanding of and commitment to upholding university policy governing the Technology Transfer Office’s position on a variety of negotiable terms while balancing the needs of faculty and staff.


  1. Circulate and receive Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs), Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs), Data use Agreements (DUAs), Memorandum of Understandings (MOUs), Inter-Institutional Agreements (IIAs) and License Agreements; track and record performance metrics; conduct extensive legal review; negotiate diligently with external parties; secure legal approval from General Counsel; confirm compliance with university and federal export control regulations; collect signatures; and distribute executed agreements to all parties. (70%)
  2. Evaluate invention disclosures; identify Case Western Reserve University technologies with commercial applications; evaluate the commercial potential of inventions; obtain appropriate protection of inventions; identify potential licensees; prepare non-confidential, technical information for marketing purposes; develop and implement specific marketing strategies for each technology; market Case Western Reserve University-developed technologies to industry; and review IP clauses of research agreements. (25%)
  3. Promote and maintain positive relations with the university community by remaining responsive and attentive to questions and concerns, and participate in and/or initiate the development and execution of initiatives to inform and educate faculty, staff, and students about technology transfer in order to nurture and maintain a culture of entrepreneurship at the university. (5%)

Perform other duties as assigned. (<1%)


Department: Frequent contact with the Executive Director Technology Management and other TTO staff.

University: Frequent contact with faculty and staff.

External: Frequent contact with external partners in industry, government, not-for-profit sectors.

Students: Frequent contact with students.


No supervisory responsibility.


Experience: 2 to 4 years of experience in technology transfer or related experience.

Education/Licensing: Master’s degree in science, engineering and/or business required.


  1. Demonstrated complex project management capabilities.
  2. Ability to simultaneously manage multiple diverse projects in a fast-paced environment.
  3. Working knowledge of the discipline of biomedical science.
  4. Competence to work with highly complex material, both legal and technical.
  5. Capacity to process works with a sense of urgency while being attentive to details.
  6. Aptitude to remain calm and deal with high-pressure situations diplomatically.
  7. Must be organized with demonstrated ability to work independently.
  8. Strong writing and oral communication skills.
  9. Ability to meet consistent attendance.
  10. Ability to interact with colleagues, supervisors, and customers face-to-face.


General office working environment on campus. Some in-person contact with faculty, staff and students elsewhere on campus. Extended hours may be required.

Diversity Statement

In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Reasonable Accommodations

Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity at 216-368-8877 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.





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Posted: 4/30/2021
Application Due: 7/29/2021
Work Type: Full Time