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Job Req ID:  11928

Sr. Technology Licensing Associate

Classified Title: Sr. Technology Transfer Associate 
Working Title:  ​​​​​
Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PG 
Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: M-F, 8:30am - 5:00pm 
Exempt Status: Exempt ​​​​​​​ 
Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus 
Department name: 60006026-Tech Transfer 
Personnel area: Academic and Business Centers


General summary/purpose: Reporting to a Director of Licensing, this person independently manages a portfolio of life 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 identifies applicable JHU technologies for licensing.
  • Negotiates high value intellectual property licenses for optimal deal structure, valuation and compliance.


Minimum qualifications (mandatory):

An advanced degree in science, business, or law is required.  The candidate will have licensing experience in a high performing technology transfer office that is typically gained through a minimum of four (4) years of licensing and technology transfer experience; and/or a startup or biotechnology company with business development and deal execution experience. The candidate will have a working knowledge of intellectual property prosecution, technology valuation and license structure. Most importantly, candidate will have a robust deal sheet of exclusive licenses and options of life science technologies.


Preferred qualifications:

PhD, or combination of degree in science with an MBA or JD, strongly preferred.  


Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Must have the ability to understand complex technologies
  • Must have knowledge and experience in negotiating business contracts, especially in technology licensing
  • Knowledge and experience in life sciences or physical sciences preferred
  • Experience in marketing and sales of intellectual property desired
  • Must have the ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Must demonstrate outstanding work ethic and desire and ability to work in fast-paced high-expectation environment
  • Must be 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


Technical qualifications or specialized certifications: CLP designation strongly preferred.

Any specific physical requirements for the job: Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time.  Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction.  Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s), for example, using a keyboard.  Communication skills using the spoken word.  Ability to see within normal parameters.  Ability to hear within normal range.  Ability to move about.

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

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During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

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