sUB Business and Entrepreneur Partnerships (BEP) is seeking a Licensing Manager to help change the world by bringing innovative new technologies to market, and to foster economic growth in the Western New York Community. You will work with diverse faculty who are conducting leading edge research to identify innovations that solve real-world problems. In this role, you will be part of the Technology Transfer team and will work with Startup Ventures and other BEP staff to develop license and startup opportunities to execute commercialization plans for your portfolio technologies. You will utilize primary and secondary research tools to prepare intellectual property and marketing opportunity assessments; make recommendations for patent filings and support patent prosecution; develop funded proof-of-concept projects to resolve business and technical risks; market technologies; and negotiate license term sheets. All while working with an experienced team of Technology Transfer professionals. Key responsibilities of the position include:
* Identify Promising UB Innovations. Meet with faculty in assigned departments to increase awareness of the Technology Transfer office and participation in the process; identify new technologies with commercial potential and facilitate disclosures; complete intellectual property and market opportunity assessments; and, when supported, make recommendations to protect the intellectual property and pursue commercialization opportunities.
* Technology Marketing. Market technology licensing opportunities to prospective licensees directly and through web and third-party channels. This activity will have you communicating with diverse corporate business and product development specialists from all over the world. While the primary goal is to find a promising licensing opportunity, you will also secure valuable feedback on the commercial potential of new technologies to further inform development plans and investment decisions.
* Technology Licensing. Identify viable licensees by assessing their commercialization plans, available resources, competencies, and commitment to the technology, and negotiate licenses that maximize the commercial and public benefit of the technology.
If you think like an entrepreneur and a product developer, are a collaborator and problem solver, and are mission driven and results oriented, this position may be for you. We welcome candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.
Outstanding Benefits PackageWorking at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit - all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our http://www.buffalo.edu/administrative-services/for-faculty-staff/benefits/research-foundation/regular-employees.htmlbenefit packages.
About UBThe University at Buffalo is SUNY’s most comprehensive public research university, and an outstanding place to work. UB amplifies ambition for faculty and staff by offering endless possibilities to achieve more. Here, people from all backgrounds and cultures challenge and inspire each other to discover, learn and succeed. Dedicated staff and engaged faculty collaborate to further knowledge and understanding, and develop tenacious graduates who are valued for their talents and their impact on global society. Visit our website to learn more about the http://www.buffalo.eduUniversity at Buffalo.
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