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Job Req ID:  44757

Technology Licensing Associate

General Summary/Purpose

Reporting to an Associate Portfolio Director, this is a business development position that manages a docket of technologies. Responsibilities include building faculty relationships, performing technology assessments, marketing, sales and licensing.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Establish and maintain positive relationships with faculty.
  • Builds industry relations with companies with the intention of creating collaborations and JHU technology licenses.
  • Reviews invention disclosures to identify commercial product scenarios and their unique features and benefits.
  • Evaluates the market potential of inventions, including market size and dynamics, the market need addressed by the invention, its competitive position and barriers to entering the marketplace.
  • Determines an invention’s current stage of development and its future development path.
  • Recommends a technology transfer path for new inventions (e.g., patent, waive rights, assign rights to inventors).
  • Collaborates with IP Management Group, Inventor and IP counsel to develop IP protection strategy.
  • Engages with companies to determine their needs. Communicate identified needs to faculty to help them understand where their research fits with these identified needs.
  • Performs targeted marketing/sales to companies; qualifies potential licensing opportunities.
  • Drafts and negotiates license and other related contracts, such as option agreements, stock purchase agreements and collaboration agreements.

Minimum Qualifications

An advanced degree in science, business or law is required.  Candidate will have a working knowledge of the technology licensing process, marketing, patent management and the negotiation of license agreements that is typically gained through a minimum of one (1) year of related licensing or technology transfer experience.


Preferred Qualifications

PhD, or combination of degree in science with an MBA or JD, strongly preferred.  Additional experience beyond one (1) year, and CLP designation is strongly preferred.


Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • US Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident required due to Federal Export Controls
  • Must have the ability to understand complex technologies.
  • Must have the ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
  • Must be sensitive to faculty needs and work in accordance with university wide policies.
  • Must demonstrate outstanding work ethic and desire and ability to work in fast-paced high-expectation environment.


Classified Title: Technology Transfer Associate 
Working Title: Technology Licensing Associate  ​​​​​
Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PE 
Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Monday-Friday: 8:30am-5:00pm, Up to 37.5 hrs/ week 
Exempt Status: Exempt  
Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus 
Department name: 60006026-Tech Transfer 
Personnel area: Academic Centers


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


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