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Sr Licensing Associate - Technology Accelerator

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Date: Aug 7, 2017

Location: Cincinnati, OH, US

The University of Cincinnati Technology Accelerator for Commercialization department in the Office of Research is currently accepting applications for a Sr. Licensing Associate. The preferred candidate will have a history of deal-making in the physical sciences, but exceptional candidates with a background in any scientific field will also be considered. The Sr. Licensing Associate will report to the Director and will manage all aspects of an academic technology transfer patent portfolio, including but not limited to:

  • 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
  • Be responsible for 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 seven (7) years' experience; -OR- Associate's degree with nine (9) years' experience. Degree must be in science, engineering or a related field. Experience must be in academic technology transfer; -OR- scientific or research/development. Some position may require at least three (3) years supervision.


Preferred 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.



  • An attractive compensation package, including base salary and excellent benefits (e.g., retirement, medical/dental, tuition remission);
  • An outstanding professional opportunity to work with highly talented and committed colleagues and contribute to the growth of a world-class organization and fulfillment of the overall mission of the institution;
  • Growth potential within the university


A resume and cover letter is required as part of the application process.  Attach these documents before submitting your application.


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 ranked UC in the Top Tier of American'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


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.


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


REQ: 19481


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