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Postdoctoral Licensing Associate

Employer
The University of Georgia
Location
Athens Area

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Position Type
Postdoc
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Job Details

Posting Number:

G/R15950P

Working Title:

Postdoctoral Licensing Associate

Department:

VPR-Innovation Gateway

About the University of Georgia:

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (https://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 15 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department:

The Office of Research encourages and supports innovative interdisciplinary research, scholarship and creative activities that contribute to the physical, emotional and economic well-being of the people of Georgia, the nation and the world. Through partnerships and collaborations, we seek to share knowledge, increase innovation and deliver the products of our research to the marketplace.

College/Unit/Department website:

https://research.uga.edu

Employment Type:

Employee

Advertised Salary:

$48,000

Anticipated Start Date:

02/01/2022

Posting Date:

01/13/2022

Open Until Filled:

Yes

Location of Vacancy:

Athens Area

EOO Statement:

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).

UGA Statement:

PLEASE NOTE: On December 7, 2021, the federal District Court for the Southern District of Georgia issued a preliminary injunction against enforcing the vaccine requirement for
Federal Contractors pending further review. As a result, the requirements of the Executive Order and associated guidance, including the vaccination requirement for covered contractor employees, are currently not in effect.

The University of Georgia is a Federal Contractor as defined by Presidential Executive Order 14042 and subject to the requirement that Federal Contractors must ensure that all covered employees, including those working remotely, are fully vaccinated by January 4, 2022. You may be required to show proof of your fully vaccinated status at the time of your start date, or have received a medical or religious exemption from the fully vaccinated requirement at the time of your start date. For more information regarding the Federal Contractor fully vaccinated employment requirement please visit https://coronavirus.uga.edu/executive-order/ or call (706) 542-2222.

Duties/Responsibilities:

Work closely with team members to provide effective, efficient technology transfer service to faculty while maximizing IP opportunities for the university and the state


Percentage of time:

20

Duties/Responsibilities:

Conduct patentability assessments for new technologies including prior art analysis and evaluation of intellectual property protection strategies.

Percentage of time:

20

Duties/Responsibilities:

Assist licensing team in developing a commercialization plan which includes market research, authoring and publishing marketing materials, identifying potential licensees and/or exploring startup formation options.

Percentage of time:

20

Duties/Responsibilities:

Participate in educational modules and hands-on training to develop skills in technology evaluation, intellectual property protection, marketing, licensing, and startup company support.

Percentage of time:

15

Duties/Responsibilities:

Participate in outreach to faculty, staff and students to increase awareness of Innovation Gateway services and educate researchers on innovation, IP and startup-related matters.

Percentage of time:

10

Duties/Responsibilities:

Work with team members to conduct due diligence analysis to assess licensee compliance.

Percentage of time:

10

Duties/Responsibilities:

Other technology transfer-related duties as assigned.

Percentage of time:

5

Classification Title:

Post-Doctoral Associate AD

FLSA:

Exempt

FTE:

1.00

Position Summary:

The University of Georgia seeks an innovative postdoctoral associate seeking to leverage scientific acumen while developing new expertise in the areas of innovation, intellectual property and technology transfer. This position is within Innovation Gateway, UGA’s commercialization program in the Office of Research, which encompasses the University’s intellectual property licensing and startup support functions to ensure that research discoveries reach their full potential for public benefit. The successful candidate will be a highly motivated, detail-oriented self-starter who is ready to join a highly-ranked, dynamic technology transfer office. As an integral member of the commercialization team, the associate will gain experience in technology assessment, intellectual property protection strategies, market analysis and deal negotiation in a collaborative environment.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification in Position:

A Ph.D. in a scientific discipline relevant to UGA’s research portfolio. Successful completion of an internship in a technology transfer unit or equivalent experience in research commercialization.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies :

Demonstrated ability to independently manage multiple projects.

Physical Demands:

Sitting, standing, walking, bending, stooping, pushing, pulling, lifting up to 20 lbs. and carrying up to 20 lbs.

Is this a Position of Trust?:

No

Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources? :

No

Does this position require a P-Card? :

No

Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? :

No

Is driving a requirement of this position?:

No

Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?:

No

Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications):

No

Contact Details:

For questions concerning this position or recruitment progression, please refer to the Recruitment Contact listed below. For assistance with your application or login, please email [email protected]

Recruitment Contact Name:

Derek Eberhart

Recruitment Contact Email:

[email protected]

Organization

The University of Georgia, a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest and most comprehensive institution of higher education. Founded in 1785, it is the birthplace of public higher education in America.

Today, UGA enrolls more than 40,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. The main campus has 460 buildings on 767 acres of land. The total acreage of UGA in 30 Georgia counties is 41,539. UGA has 18 colleges and schools, which include Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business, Ecology, Education, Engineering, Environment and Design, Family and Consumer Sciences, Forestry and Natural Resources, Graduate School, Journalism and Mass Communication, Law, Pharmacy, Public Health, Public and International Affairs, Social Work, Veterinary Medicine, and the Honors College. It offers 24 baccalaureate degrees in more than 140 fields; 33 master’s degrees in 144 fields; 8 educational specialist degrees; four doctoral degrees in 99 areas; professional degrees in law, pharmacy and veterinary medicine; and more than 170 study-abroad and exchange programs. UGA Libraries rank among the nation’s best research libraries and contain a total of 5.3 million volumes and one of nation’s largest map collections. The university has had 25 recipients of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, making it one of the nation’s top Rhodes producers among public universities. UGA is home of the Peabody Awards, presented annually for distinguished achievement and meritorious public service for television, podcast/radio, and digital media. It also is home of Georgia’s State Botanical Garden, state Museum of Art and State Museum of Natural History. Additionally, UGA has one of the largest and most comprehensive public service and outreach programs conducted by an American educational institution.

Find Us
Telephone
706-542-3000
Location
215 S. Jackson St.
Athens
Georgia
30602
United States
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