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University of Rochester Technology Licensing Associate - 232433 in Rochester, New York

Technology Licensing Associate Job ID 232433

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

Full Time 40 hours Grade 055 UR Ventures


General Purpose:

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, assist UR startup companies and advise the University community on compliance requirements in technology transfer.

The Licensing Associate will have the responsibility for maintaining contact with University personnel at all levels including anyone with inventive technology to disclose inventions 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, they will have contact with various federal and other sponsor personnel in assuring compliance with regulation.

Essential Tasks:

Under general superv1s10n from the Associate Vice President, Technology Ventures or Senior Licensing Manager(s) and with latitude for independent judgment:

  • Receives, reviews and takes appropriate action on invention disclosures. Assist in the management of patent application filings and maintenance (15 % )

  • Conducts research and prepares reports regarding the patentability and economic value of inventions. (15 % )

  • Markets University technologies by promoting the University's intellectual property (IP) and technology commercialization programs. (30 % )

  • Assists with the drafting, negotiation and maintenance of license agreements (20 % )

  • Assist ORPA with Research Agreements, Material Transfer Agreements and Confidentiality Agreements (10 % )

  • Serves as a resource for faculty on intellectual property matters (10 % )

    Non-Essential Tasks:

  • Assumes responsibility for special projects and studies. Develops or coordinates the development of URV educational tools or assists with the development of University-wide or internal policies.

  • Assists in presentations and training workshops to the University community regarding technology transfer and small business formation.


    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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