University of Massachusetts Amherst - Licensing Associate

Department: Technology Transfer Office
Locations: Amherst, MA

Type: Full-time

The Licensing Associate will work closely with investigators to solicit invention disclosures, to evaluate technologies for patentability and commercialization potential, and to perform market analyses of commercialization potentials. Under the supervision of the TTO Director, the Licensing Associate will initiate negotiations for licensing/option agreements and other related contracts.

•Bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science or physics plus 4 years of experience in the commercialization of technology; Master’s degree in one of these fields plus 2 years of experience. Ph.D. in engineering, computer science, or physics is preferred.
•Excellent oral and written communication skills and excellent interpersonal skills.
•The ability to interact effectively in both the academic and corporate cultures.Must be comfortable communicating with scientists, research sponsors, industry representatives and patent attorneys.
•The ability to work both independently and within a team environment, and to work under pressure to meet deadlines.
•Experience in drafting research reports preferred.
•Experience in drafting and negotiating various agreements involving intellectual property is desirable but not required.
•Knowledge of intellectual property law and licensing practices is desirable but not required.
•Must be a highly self-motivated professional with exceptional sales, marketing and negotiation abilities.
•Must be detail oriented and able to simultaneously manage numerous projects.
•Due to export control compliance reasons, candidates for this position must be qualified as a U.S. Person under the regulations [15 CFR Parts 730-774 & 22 CFR Parts 120-130].
Additional Information:

PSSAP Position Level 27. PSU Salary Schedule.pdf

The University offers an attractive benefits package.
Application Instructions:
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Please submit a letter of application describing relevant experience and a résumé. The names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references will be required prior to interviews. To receive priority consideration, please submit your application materials by the priority date of May 12, 2017. Applications will be accepted after the priority date until the position has been filled.

On-campus applicants are defined as Amherst campus non-student employees.