Licensing Manager at The Ohio State University

Licensing Manager at The Ohio State University

Job Type
Full-time
Posting Date
August 15, 2016
Location of Position

Columbus, OH

Company Summary

For 144 years, The Ohio State University's campus in Columbus has been the stage for academic achievement and a laboratory for innovation. It's where friendships are forged. It's where rivalries and revelry are born.

The university's main campus is one of America's largest and most comprehensive. As Ohio's best and one of the nation's top-20 public universities, Ohio State is further recognized by a top-rated academic medical center and a premier cancer hospital and research center. As a land-grant university, Ohio State has a physical presence throughout the state, with campuses and research centers located around Ohio.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Licensing Manager (“LM”) works on behalf of the Technology and Commercialization Office (“TCO”) and colleges (medicine, engineering, arts and sciences, agriculture, etc.) within the University. Responsible for case management, including identifying, evaluating, and licensing technologies made by researchers at The Ohio State University.

Position Requirements

On a regular basis, initiates contacts with current and potential research collaborators, business partners, researchers, clinicians, and staff to develop successful collaborations, strategic relationships and licensing arrangements. Identifies technologies with commercial applications and evaluates the commercial potential of technologies and identifies potential licensees. Prepares non-confidential, technical information for marketing purposes and develops and implements specific marketing strategies for each technology. Drafts and negotiates small to mid-sized license agreements and other types of agreements including material transfer, collaboration, inter-institutional and non-disclosure agreements.

Education Requirement: Bachelor's preferably in Science or Engineering. MBA, JD, or PhD desired.

Minimum of three years’ experience in any combination of corporate licensing/M&A, university technology transfer and/or industry technical roles within research or engineering required. Industry experience highly desired.

Application Deadline: October 12, 2016

Required Experience

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The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.