Job Req ID:  108850

Sr. Technology Licensing Associate

Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures (JHTV) supports the commercialization of university technology through technology licensing, the development of corporate research collaborations, and venture creation.

We are seeking a Sr. Technology Licensing Associate. Reporting to the Director of Licensing, this position independently manages a portfolio of science technologies in order to source, negotiate, and execute high-value, intellectual property licenses.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provides sell-side and business development activities around intellectual property commercialization.
  • Develops positive relationships with inventors with the intention of identifying attractive JHU technologies for licensing to start-up or established companies.
  • In concert with peers, makes decisions around patenting, marketing, and licensing of JHU inventions.
  • Engages with investors and companies to determine their needs and identify applicable JHU technologies for licensing.
  • Negotiates high-value intellectual property licenses for optimal deal structure, valuation, and compliance.
  • Works under the direct supervision of the Director of Licensing in evaluation, marketing, and agreement negotiation activities. May manage or mentor junior personnel as assigned.
  • Makes recommendations but not final decisions concerning investments in technologies.

Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Able to understand complex technologies.
  • Knowledge and experience in negotiating business contracts, especially in technology licensing.
  • Knowledge and experience in life sciences, physical sciences, or medical devices preferred.
  • Experience in marketing and sales of intellectual property desired.
  • Able to work independently and as a member of a team.
  • Demonstrate outstanding work ethic, desire, and ability to work in a fast-paced,
  • high-expectation environment.
  • A self-starter capable of handling a docket of highly technical inventions, managing a complex patent portfolio, and marketing and licensing technology with minimal supervision.

Minimum Qualifications
  • An advanced Degree is required.
  • A minimum of 4 years of licensing and technology transfer experience.
  • This position does not allow for education or experience substitutions.

Preferred Qualifications
  • U.S. Citizen or legal permanent resident required due to Federal Export Controls.
  • Ph.D., or combination of degrees in the sciences with an MBA strongly preferred.



Classified Title: Sr. Technology Licensing Associate 
Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PG  
Min/Mid/Max Salary Range: $96,950-$133,350-$169,760 (Commensurate with experience) 
Employee Group: Full Time 
Schedule: M-F, 8:30am-5pm
Exempt Status: Exempt 
Location: Hybrid/School of Medicine Campus 
Department name: Tech Transfer  
Personnel area: Academic and Business Centers 



Total Rewards
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  • U.S. Citizenship or Legal Permanent Residency is required due to Federal Export Controls.
  • Sponsorship is not offered for this position.
  • Ph.D. or combination of advanced degrees in the sciences with an MBA strongly preferred.

**Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check. Johns Hopkins is committed to hiring individuals with a justice-involved background, consistent with applicable policies and current practice. A prior criminal history does not automatically preclude candidates from employment at Johns Hopkins University. In accordance with applicable law, the university will review, on an individual basis, the date of a candidate’s conviction, the nature of the conviction and how the conviction relates to an essential job-related qualification or function.


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