Director of Licensing and Industry Agreements Research
Job #: 1807895
Full Time; Career Starting Salary Range: $100,000-$132,000/annually. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
UCSC strives to embrace diversity in all its forms; it strives to be an inclusive community that fosters an open, enlightened & productive environment.
Involves advising on intellectual property (IP) rights protection, business startup and other technology transfer related issues. Evaluates the commercial potential of research results, obtains and manages the appropriate IP rights protection, markets inventions and software, and / or biological / tangible materials; drafts and negotiates, and manages IP licenses and Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs), Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs), and advises on IP terms in research and collaboration agreements. Supports companies who wish to sponsor research and / or license technologies. Facilitates administration of federal and state laws regarding research, conflict of interest, IP, contracts and employment. Works with outside patent attorneys to file patent applications.
Under the supervision of the Assistant Vice Chancellor of Research (IATC), the Director of Licensing & Industry Agreements will develop and manage an IP licensing program that enhances research and technology transfer opportunities, fosters partnerships around services and support, and promotes collaborations that are mutually beneficial to both industry and the University. The Director will manage the full spectrum of IP licensing transactions and will be responsible for establishing, managing and strengthening IP-related agreements between UCSC and our industry stakeholders. The Director will work closely with the University of California Office of the President (UCOP) with regard to intellectual property licensing matters and with various campus units for related matters. The Director will be the primary signing authority for all UCSC licensing contracts and agreements.
The Director of Licensing must be adaptable, dynamic, enthusiastic, energetic and ready to do what the task requires to ensure UCSC meets and exceeds the expectations of its stakeholders. Must be a business professional experienced in the development and negotiation of contractual agreements, a strategic thinker and self-driven, has significant experience negotiating and drafting legal agreements, and has a strong understanding of the fundamentals of patent and copyright law. This position would be of interest to someone who wishes to work in contract development and administration at a not-for-profit, technology commercialization organization and be involved in a complex, dynamic and diverse environment.
Having wide-ranging experience, uses intellectual property / technology licensing / transfer concepts and organization objectives to resolve the most complex issues with organization-wide impact. Works on the most complex issues with little or no precedent where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors. Exercises judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results. Internal and external contacts often pertain to organization plans and objectives. Is considered a subject matter expert in the organization and often recognized as an expert externally in the intellectual property / technology transfer industry.
The office of Industry Alliances & Technology Commercialization (IATC) at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) is part of the Office of Research. We are responsible for the administration and management of intellectual property (IP), licensing and commercialization.
IATC Mission Build a vibrant, entrepreneurial culture to accelerate the adoption of UCSC inventions, cultivate sustainable strategic partnerships, and enable our campus to be an innovation powerhouse delivering social and economic benefits to our local and global communities.
IATC Vision UCSC IATC will be the recognized leader in building, growing, and running a productive, collaborative, and efficient tech transfer and innovation support office for a public university.
A four-year Bachelor's degree.
Law degree (JD) or equivalent experience in drafting and negotiating legal agreements.
At least 10 years of contract development, negotiation and administration.
At least 7 years of experience in negotiating technology/research partnerships.
At least 5 years working with intellectual property in a university technology transfer office.
Selected candidate will be required to pass a criminal history background check.
Position is open until filled; Initial Review Date: 05-06-2018
To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit they must be submitted electronically via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site (https://jobs.ucsc.edu ) on or before the initial review date (IRD). A computer is available at the UCSC Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center (SVC), 100 Enterprise Way, Suite E100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodation call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service 800-735-2922. The University of California, Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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