Reporting to a Director of Licensing, this person independently manages a portfolio of science technologies in order to source, negotiate and execute high value, intellectual property licenses.
NOTE: This position is remote initially, but expected to be onsite mid-August. This position will be located at the School of Medicine Campus (Baltimore, MD).
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Provides sell-side and business development activities around intellectual property commercialization.
Develops positive relationships with inventors with the intention of identifying attractive JHU technologies for licensing to start up or established companies.
In concert with peers, makes decisions around patenting, marketing and licensing of JHU inventions.
Engages with investors and companies to determine their needs and identifies applicable JHU technologies for licensing.
Negotiates high value intellectual property licenses for optimal deal structure, valuation and compliance.
Works under the direct supervision of a Director of Licensing in evaluation, marketing and agreement negotiation activities. May manage or mentor junior personnel as assigned.
Makes recommendations but not final decisions concerning investments in technologies.
Minimum Qualifications (mandatory):
An advanced degree in the life sciences or related field required.
Candidate will have licensing experience in a high performing technology transfer office that is typically gained through a minimum of 4 years of licensing and technology transfer experience; and/or a startup or biotechnology company with business development and deal execution experience.
Must hold CLP designation or be CLP test eligible.
Candidate will have a working knowledge of intellectual property prosecution, technology valuation and license structure.
Most importantly, candidate will have a robust deal sheet of exclusive licenses and options of life science technologies.
PhD, or combination of degree in the sciences with an MBA strongly preferred.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident due to federal export controls
Must have the ability to understand complex technologies
Must have knowledge and experience in negotiating business contracts, especially in technology licensing
Knowledge and experience in life sciences, physical sciences, or medical devices preferred
Experience in marketing and sales of intellectual property desired
Must have the ability to work independently and as a member of a team
Must demonstrate outstanding work ethic and desire and ability to work in fast-paced high-expectation environment
Must be a self-starter capable of handling a docket of highly technical inventions, managing a complex patent portfolio, and marketing and licensing technology with minimal supervision
Classified Title: Sr. Technology Transfer Associate Working Title: Senior Licensing Associate Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PG Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F, 8:30am-5pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 60006026-Tech Transfer Personnel area: Academic and Business Centers
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