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Licensing Associate - Physical Sciences

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Date: Nov 15, 2018

Location: Cincinnati, OH, US



The University of Cincinnati is a premier, public, urban research university; ranked as one of America’s top 26 public research universities by the National Science Foundation. U.S. News has ranked UC in the Top Tier of America’s Best Colleges. The Chronicle of Higher Education calls UC a “research heavyweight”. Forbes, Delta Sky and Travel + Leisure magazines have named UC one of the most beautiful campuses. #HottestCollegeInAmerica. UC is one of the largest employers in the Cincinnati region, employing over 15,000 full time and part time faculty, staff and student workers.


The University of Cincinnati’s tech-transfer and startups functions are now part of a new Office of Innovation, and moving into the University’s new 133,000 square foot 1819 Innovation Hub. Part of its mission is to ignite a thriving uptown innovation corridor, populated with large corporate partners, fast-moving startups, and curated access to student and faculty talent.


The Office of Innovation at the 1819 Innovation hub is seeking to hire a Licensing Associate to join the Tech Transfer team as new case manager. The preferred candidate will have a knowledge of the physical sciences, intellectual property and technology licensing. The case manager will report to the Director and will manage aspects of an academic technology transfer patent portfolio, including:


  • Working with faculty, staff and students to identify the commercial value of intellectual property arising from their activities
  • Working with outside counsel to protect the commercial value of intellectual property
  • Reviewing, drafting and negotiating agreements pertaining to research, licensing, and other aspects of university/industry collaborations
  • Making recommendations on licensing candidates for University technologies
  • Developing and maintaining professional relationships between UC and industry as well as other academic institutions.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree with five (5) years of experience; -OR- Associate's degree with seven (7) years of experience; -OR- nine (9) years of related experience.
  • Degree must be in life sciences, science, engineering or a related field.
  • Experience must be in contract compliance, licensing in an intellectual property setting, or a related field.


Ideal Qualifications:

  • Degree in a physical science or engineering field.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with a focus on interpersonal, negotiation skills and public speaking experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to gauge basic business considerations and potential of technologies in a wide variety of scientific fields.
  • Ability to interact effectively with constituents in academic and industry
  • Work history of effective, timely project management.


The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.


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