The Licensing Officer will primarily be responsible for managing the commercialization of the engineering intellectual property (IP) portfolio. The Licensing Officer will focus on research, assessment, and marketing of UCR IP, negotiating technology transfer agreements, monitoring licensee performance and obligations, and engagement with faculty and students to support technology transfer and entrepreneurial activities on campus and commercialization of their inventions. The incumbent is expected to interact with internal and external stakeholders, including others on the Technology Commercialization and Technology Partnerships team, UCR faculty and students, entrepreneurs, and industry partners. The Licensing Officer should be a customer-service oriented professional with working knowledge and experience in technology transfer, the ability to communicate effectively and plan, organize, and prioritize assignments and work with guidance to complete assignments. This position will report to the Director of Technology Commercialization as part of the Office of Technology Partnerships within Research and Economic Development at the University of California, Riverside. The budgeted hiring range for this position is up to $85,000 annually. The final salary offer will be based on candidate's level of education and related experience. Education Education Requirements Degree Requirement Bachelor's degree in related area. Required Advanced degree. Preferred Degree in Engineering field. Preferred MBA and/or JD. Preferred
Certifications Certification Requirement Certified Licensing Professional (CLP). Preferred Registered Technology Transfer Professional (RTTP). Preferred
Experience Experience Requirement 2 - 4 years of related experience. Required Experience in business development or sales related to commercialization of engineering technologies or products. Preferred Experience in an entrepreneurial or startup environment. Preferred
Minimum Requirements Working knowledge of and application of standard principles, theories and concepts such as laws, regulations, and practices pertaining to the protection and management of intellectual property, university technology transfer, and general scientific and/or technical skills in subject matter area.
Ability to market technology to industrial partners; knowledge of contracts and grants preferred.
Solid communicator: includes verbal and written communications, active listening, critical thinking, and persuasiveness.
Strong interpersonal skills and a customer-service oriented individual who will be responsive to the needs of faculty, students, staff, entrepreneurs, and industry partners.
Demonstrated energy, enthusiasm, and willingness to make and utilize new contacts.
Precise attention to detail, well organized, follow-through to conclusion of actions, with ability to identify errors, offer resolution, and to meet strict deadlines.
Demonstrated record as a team player within a diverse environment. Self-starter with strong work ethic who can work well with others.
Self-starter with strong work ethic who can work well with others.
Demonstrated knowledge of intellectual property management and patent (U.S. and foreign, including PCT) prosecution procedures, timelines, laws and regulations.
Preferred Qualifications Knowledge of material science, chemical and environmental engineering.
Additional Information In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history, and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.
UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.
- UC Riverside was included in the (August 2018) edition of The Princeton Review's "The Best 382 Colleges."
- Shanghai Jiao Tong University (August 2017) Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UC Riverside among the top 151 institutions. This survey bills itself as "the most trustworthy precursor of global rankings of the world's top 500 universities."
- In 2016, UCR was recognized for graduation rate success by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) for achieving near parity across racial-ethnic, socio-economic, and gender boundaries.
- UCR ranks among the Top 15 Public Research Universities in the nation, as identified by the 2017 Washington Monthly.
- In 2017, two separate reports from the Education Trust celebrated UCR as a national leader for African American and Latino student success. UCR was one of just three schools to be named top-performing institutions in both reports and the only California campus recognized among 18 top-performing colleges and universities in the nation for high black student graduation rates.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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