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Associate Tech Transfer Officer - Licensing Office, Life Sciences

Company: University of Oklahoma - Information Technology
Location: Oklahoma City
Posted on: September 14, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description

Come join the staff at OU HSC and become a part of Oklahoma's premier research university which leads the state in education and career opportunities. OU HSC is one of only four comprehensive academic health centers in the nation with seven professional colleges. We are currently building world-class institutes for the treatment of diabetes and cancer. This position w orks with researchers to evaluate inventions for Intellectual Property protection and commercial potential.


  • Identify, evaluate, and license intellectual property from the University
  • Prepare technical information for marketing purposes; draft and negotiate license agreements
  • Works with researchers to evaluate inventions for Intellectual Property protection and commercial potential.
  • Reviews, analyzes, and evaluates new disclosures for technical development, patentability, commercial potential, and practical utilities
  • Recommends strategy for statutory protection and best path to market
  • Recommends when research, discoveries, and/or technologies should be protected, marketed, and/or developed into a commercial product
  • Discusses with internal and external entities to ensure proper protection of the intellectual property
  • Conducts searches of prior patents to determine if the invention is patentable
  • Oversees market research, projection, and valuation of technologies
  • Develops and recommends commercialization strategies for academic inventions
  • Performs market and technical evaluations to determine product-market fit and licensing strategies
  • Identifies potential licensing partners
  • Contacts potential licensees and commercial partners to explore utilities and value of new innovations to entice commercial collaboration
  • Negotiates reasonable terms and conditions for licensing rights to use technologies with potential licensees and other private sector parties interested in commercializing the technology
  • Monitors, evaluates, and recommends IP prosecution strategies for the protection of inventions
  • Manages relationships with related researchers and inventors
  • Discusses if an invention is patentable, market and technical evaluations, and any infringements on the patent
  • Establish and maintain business relationships with inventors and commercial partners
  • Performs other duties as needed to successfully fulfill the functions of the position
    This position may be eligible for a hybrid work schedule after successful completion of training and satisfactory job performance.

    Job Requirements

    Education: Master's Degree in a Biological Science, Chemistry, or closely related field

    Experience: 24 months of relevant experience in industry, developing, commercializing or bringing new technologies to market, including, but not limited to, experience in technology transfer or technology development.

    • Strong scientific background, interpersonal, and management skills
    • Excellent communication skills and technical writing skills
    • Excellent critical thinking and organization skills
    • Ability to multi-task, work independently, and as a team member
    • Strong management skills
      • Prefer Ph.D. in a Biological Science, Chemistry, or closely related field.
      • Knowledge of current intellectual property best practices
      • Knowledge of licensing, patenting, and Business Model Canvas and Lean Launch
      • Knowledge of FDA drug approval process
      • Knowledge of the clinical trials process
      • Ability to draft and interpret legal language in contracts and other documents
        Working Conditions:
        • Must be able to work in a sitting position
        • Ability to engage in repetitive motion
        • Standard office work environment

          Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to, admissions, employment, financial aid, housing, services in educational programs or activities, and health care services that the University operates or provides.

          Diversity Statement: The University of Oklahoma is committed to achieving a diverse, equitable, and inclusive university community by recognizing each person's unique contributions, background, and perspectives. The University of Oklahoma strives to cultivate a sense of belonging and emotional support for all, recognizing that fostering an inclusive environment for all is vital in the pursuit of academic and inclusive excellence in all aspects of our institutional mission.

Keywords: University of Oklahoma - Information Technology, Oklahoma City , Associate Tech Transfer Officer - Licensing Office, Life Sciences, Administration, Clerical , Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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