The Licensing Manager, Technology Transfer assists the Director, Technology Transfer in all departmental projects; assumes primary responsibility for a variety of projects and case management and consulting responsibilities of all others projects and cases; interprets Roswell Park policies as they pertain to technology transfer activities. Reviews inventions and discoveries arising from research conducted at Roswell Park including making decisions to patent techniques or not. The Licensing Manager, Technology Transfer interacts with outside counsel, as well as formulation and implementation of patent prosecution strategy and its implementation. Evaluates the commercial potential of invention disclosures received by the Office of Technology Transfer; Identifies technologies with commercial applications by reviewing Roswell Park's invention disclosures, meeting the Roswell researchers, keeping abreast of industry needs and developments and communicating with industry representatives. The Licensing Manager, Technology Transfer also uses that information to develop commercialization plans for Roswell technologies that involve outreach to industry and to potential partners. The Licensing Manager, Technology Transfer works with the Director, Technology Transfer to provide support, training and outreach to the research community on topics such as new venture creation, accessing resources to support entrepreneurial education and activities; Develops relationships with departments and researchers to understand their research programs and communicates with them concerning commercialization opportunities including licensing, start-up creation, and industry sponsored research; Works with the Office of General Counsel and Director, Technology Transfer in drafting legal agreements for patent licenses and options, industry-sponsored research agreements, confidential disclosure agreements, material transfer agreements and other technology transfer agreements: coordinates approval of same with the Office of General Counsel; Identifies potential licenses and commercialization partners for a given technology through research, networking, personal contacts and communicating with inventors. The Licensing Manager, Technology Transfer develops and maintains relationships with Roswell and industry partners, academic research partners and technology investors; Drafts and negotiates license agreements and other types of agreements including material transfer, collaboration, inter-institutional and non-disclosure agreements; Monitors communications to ensure that all information has been sent and/or received in a timely fashion; Monitors relevant deadlines for patent filing, prosecution and maintenance activities; Maintains established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, quality assurance programs, safety and compliance standards; Enhances professional growth and development by participating in educational programs, distributing and reading current literature, conducting and participating in in-service meetings and workshops; Prepares other written documentation as required by the profession and the department; maintains, distributes, analyzes and projects information for required records, reports and statistics as directed. Attends meetings as required and Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.
Applicants must possess a Master’s degree in a scientific field and the equivalent of two years of full-time relevant experience in technology transfer, intellectual property management or related environment or a Bachelor’s degree in a scientific field and the equivalent of four years of full-time relevant experience in technology transfer, intellectual property management or related environment. The preferred candidate will possess a PhD in science or technical field, and the equivalent of two years of full-time relevant experience in technology transfer, intellectual property management or related environment. The preferred candidate will have a strong technical background and/or the ability to comprehend varied technologies and technology development and commercialization coupled with an excellent understanding of business; an understanding of technology commercialization and some legal background on intellectual property and technology licensing; will have the ability to manage and accomplish multiple tasks related to technology evaluation and transfer, partnership development, technology marketing, licensing application and negotiations support, processing and other duties as necessary; will have significant relevant commercial and/or academic experience. The preferred candidate will possess excellent written and oral communication skills, and posess excellent negotiation skills the ability to influence the academic and commercial communities. The preferred candidate will have a working knowledge of word processing, database management software, spreadsheet programs, as well as specialized programs used in a technology transfer environment.
This is a grant-funded position. Compliance with funding requirements such as time and effort reporting, grant deliverables, and contract deliverables is required.
Health Research Incorporated (HRI) Roswell Park Division participates in the E-Verify program.
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