Technology Transfer Associate/Sr Technology Transfer Associate, Research Office
Job no: 494595
Work type: Staff
Categories: Research & Laboratory, Full Time
PAY GRADE: 31E/32E
CONTEXT OF THE JOB:
A component mission of the Office of Economic Innovation and Partnerships (OEIP) is to manage and market the University’s knowledge-based assets for the social and economic benefit of the University and the State. The assets, which encompass faculty and staff, an extensive R&D capacity and capability, incubation and experimental facilities and a portfolio of intellectual property (IP), are marketed to the external corporate world, as individual IP licenses or more importantly as components of sustainable partnerships that include licenses, collaborative research agreements, research contracts, consultation agreements etc.
- Manage a portfolio of invention disclosures; assess patentability and commercial value; participate in the selection, recommendation, and initiation of appropriate action regarding future development or abandonment.
- Participate in the negotiation and execution of business agreements that return value to the University; manage the administrative requirements, including: IIA’s, NDA’s, MTA’s, licensing agreements, option agreements, milestone payments, etc.
- Assist in the development of strategies, policies and procedures needed to attract private sector entities into relationships with the University
- Market UD’s knowledge-based assets to establish partnership opportunities with private sector entities.
- Engage with private sector to expand networks, understand market trends, obtain feedback on technologies, and to promote UD research, faculty opportunities, and partnerships.
- Proactively build and maintain productive relationships with faculty, students, and staff to
- stimulate passion for innovation and entrepreneurship;
- provide educational programs and outreach with regard to current processes and available resources
- Contribute to the seamless integration of OEIP units, programs, and services.
- Participate as a member of the Technology Transfer Management Committee.
- Perform other job-related duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree in a science or engineering related field and five years related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Effective organizational, interpersonal, analytical, verbal and written communications skills.
- Ability to effectively communicate with diverse constituents, e.g. the University community and potential external partners.
- Familiarity with U.S. patent law (including procurement processes) and customary agreements used in technology transfer such as licensing agreements, NDA’s, IIA’s, option agreements, etc.
- Experience with development, preparation, negotiation, review, and execution of a wide ranges of business contracts.
- Experience with facilitating partnerships with private sector entities, and interacting with innovators/entrepreneurs.
- Knowledge and appreciation of business concepts and requirements as applicable to a large academic, research institution.
This position will remain open until filled.
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