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Stony Brook University
  • Position Number: 2565470
  • Location: Stony Brook, NY
  • Position Type: Business - Business Law

Licensing Associate

Licensing Associate

Required Qualifications (As evidenced by an attached resume):
Bachelor's degree (foreign equivalent or higher) in engineering, mathematics, biomedical, physics, chemistry or a related field. Demonstrated experience in patent strategy and early stage technology evaluation. Five (5) years of related, progressively responsible technical and/or administrative experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
Masters degree (foreign equivalent or higher) in Biomedical Engineering or other discipline that combines physical sciences, engineering, or computer sciences with the life sciences. Minimum of three (3) years of directly related, full-time technology marketing, intellectual property licensing and/or business development experience. Two (2) or more years of experience working in a university Technology Transfer Office. Proven record of negotiating intellectual property license agreements. Strong record of successfully negotiating complex agreements (sponsored research agreements, collaboration agreements, or other complex agreement). Demonstrated experience drafting and reviewing contracts (confidentiality agreements, material transfer agreements, option agreements, license agreements, or other agreements). Advanced Degree (MS or Ph.D) or MBA/JD. Patent Agent. Two (2) or more years of experience working in a business development capacity in industry.

Brief Description of Duties:
Under supervision of a Sr. Licensing Officer, the Licensing Associate will be responsible for managing a portfolio of technologies, including identifying, evaluating, marketing and licensing inventions and software developed by SUNY and Research Foundation faculty and staff. The incumbent is responsible for such activities being conducted under the optimal financial and legal conditions and in compliance with the SUNY patent policy and sponsor regulations. Ideally, the successful incumbent must have a proven record of successfully negotiating intellectual property license agreements, other complex agreements (sponsored research agreements, collaboration agreements or other complex agreements) and demonstrated experience drafting and reviewing contracts.
Specific activities include, but are not limited to, evaluating the commercial potential of inventions, preparing non-confidential material, developing and implementing marketing strategies for each technology. In addition, the incumbent will be responsible for drafting and negotiating terms of commercialization agreements and other agreements, including but not limited to options, licenses, material transfer agreements and confidentiality agreements. The incumbent may supervise interns and other junior members of the licensing team. The incumbent may occasionally need to function as an alliance manager on ad-hoc basis for collaborations associated with technologies in their portfolio. The incumbent will be responsible for activities associated with ensuring post agreement compliance.
The successful incumbent will have excellent customer service and interpersonal skills, exercising strong organizational and time-management skills with an exceptional attention to detail. Essential for this role is the adeptness to work independently as well as part of a team with a collaborative approach to problem solving. The successful incumbent will be a self-starter with excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Business development type activity (engaging with potential licensees, developing and reviewing licenses, options and term sheets, drafting and negotiating license agreements)
  • Overseeing and reviewing new technology evaluation (technology evaluation and characterization) activity of Jr. Licensing team member(s) and forming decisions regarding how to proceed with the technology
  • Marketing and gathering KOL (Key Opinion Leader) /industry feedback on a portfolio of technologies and overseeing Jr. Licensing team members on same.
  • Faculty support and education with respect to inventions, intellectual property and office policy and procedure.
  • Post-Agreement management activities
  • Overseeing marketing sheet development
  • Technology portfolio support, including, but not limited to, assisting with patent prosecution and assisting with patent budget planning.
  • Supporting Office of Sponsored Programs and Risk Management Functions
  • Other duties or projects as assigned

Special Notes:
The Research Foundation of SUNY is a private educational corporation. Employment is subject to the Research Foundation policies and procedures, sponsor guidelines and the availability of funding. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Minimum salary threshold must be met to maintain FLSA exemption.

Due to U.S. Export Control laws and regulations, the candidate hired will need to be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident, or other "protected individual" (as defined by 8 U.S.C. Sec. 1324b(a)(3).

This position may be eligible for alternative workplace arrangements/telework (remote or virtual) or hybrid.

The Federal Government's Executive Order 14042, requires federal contractors, federal subcontractors, and employees of federal contractors to comply with the COVID-19 vaccination mandate, along with other safeguards. This Executive Order applies to the Research Foundation for SUNY, a covered contractor, and its employees. This includes all Research Foundation employees at Stony Brook University, whether they are full time, part time or working remotely. Upon acceptance of a conditional job offer candidates who are not already vaccinated must obtain the first dose of the vaccine within three (3) calendar days of acceptance of a conditional job offer and must obtain any subsequent doses required in accordance with the vaccine protocol. Only exemption requests for medical or religious reasons will be considered

Resume/CV and cover letter should be included with the online application.

Stony Brook University is committed to excellence in diversity and the creation of an inclusive learning, and working environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.

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Job Number: 2103457Official Job Title: Licensing AssociateJob Field: Administrative & Professional (non-Clinical)Primary Location: US-NY-Stony BrookDepartment/Hiring Area: Intellectual Property PartnersSchedule: Full-time Shift :Day Shift Shift Hours: 8:30 am- 5:00 pm Posting Start Date: Oct 12, 2021Posting End Date: Nov 11, 2021, 8:59:00 PMSalary:Commensurate with experienceAppointment Type: RegularSalary Grade:E5

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