University of South Florida Licensing Managers – Physical and Life Science

There are two new Senior Licensing Manager Positions available.

Each position will focus on identification, evaluation, protection, and commercialization of intellectual property that result from USF innovative research activities.  In order to capitalize on all research and development created within USF, the duties will be divided based on subject matter:  Senior Physical Sciences Licensing Manager and Senior Life Sciences Licensing Manager.

The Senior Licensing Manager works in a central Technology Transfer administration office and independently evaluates and manages the protection and best use of intellectual property for multiple assigned areas. The position will negotiate and draft complex legal documents such as licensing agreements, options, stock agreements, material agreements or confidential disclosure agreements. This is a senior level position that requires experience and proven ability to manage complex agreements and a significant caseload of technologies.

Duties & Responsibilities:

The duties will vary, based on the ongoing research at the University, but the most typical duties for the Licensing Manager positions include the following:

  • Manage a technology docket caseload of significant size that covers a broad range of innovative technologies. Solicit the University community for new invention/copyright disclosures.
  • Evaluate and identify new technologies for the University’s intellectual property portfolio and manages the protection and perfections of IP in assigned areas.
  • Triage older disclosures and works directly with faculty to communicate the process and evaluation of disclosures and related intellectual property.
  • Reviews and approves marketing plans to identify licensing opportunities to  derive  revenue potential. Identifies targets for marketing campaigns.
  • Independently negotiate and draft licensing agreements, options,  stock  agreements that require an understanding of complex deal structures.
  • Assists with   special   projects   including   grant applications,  business   plans, promotional materials, conferences, and start-up initiatives as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in a STEM related field and relevant work experience in contract negotiation, business development, technology analysis or commercialization.

Advanced degree in a STEM field, a PhD or JD, depending on the focus area may also be considered a benefit.

Read more about the position and qualifications – University of South Florida Licensing Managers Position Description

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