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University of Rochester Licensing Associate - 221221 in Rochester, New York

Licensing Associate Job ID 221221

Location Central Administration Full/Part Time Full-Time Favorite Job Regular/Temporary Regular Opening

Full Time 40 hours Grade 055 UR Ventures


Position Summary:

The Technology Licensing Associate will promote and support the University's intellectual property programs including assurance of University compliance with regulations, disposition of technology disclosures, and marketing and support for technology transfer activities. The Technology Licensing Associate will focus on technology projects in the life sciences, and particularly in therapeutics (e.g., small molecules, antibodies, cell-based therapies, RNA and DNA-based, etc.)

The Licensing Associate will research and make recommendations regarding disposition of technology disclosed to the University, assist with the authorization of patent filings when appropriate, assist in drafting, negotiating and maintaining license agreements, advise the University community on compliance requirements in technology transfer.

The Licensing Associate will have the responsibility for maintaining contact with the University personnel at all levels including anyone with inventive technology to disclose and coordinate with appropriate deans, department chairs and research administrators as necessary. The Licensing Associate will have contact with external patent counsel and industrial representatives in the technology marketing efforts. Additionally, the person will have contact with various federal and other sponsor personnel in assuring compliance with regulation.


Receives, reviews and takes appropriate action on technology invention disclosures. Assist in the management of patent application filings and maintenance

Conducts research and prepares reports regarding the patentability and economic value of inventions.

Markets University technologies by promoting the University's intellectual property (IP) and technology commercialization programs.

Assists with the drafting, negotiations and maintenance of license agreements

Assist ORPA with Research Agreements, Material Transfer Agreements and Confidentiality Agreements

Serves as a resource for faculty on intellectual property matters


Bachelor's degree in the life sciences, plus 3-5 years’ experience in a relevant field, with an interest in high-technology business; strong preference for advanced degree in relevant biological or chemical sciences. An advanced degree in business or law is preferred.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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