Licensing Associate

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The University of Mississippi
Oxford, Mississippi, United States
9 days ago


Job Description

his position develops productive relationships with academic scientists, business executives and legal counsel to support technology transfer, commercialization, and entrepreneurial activities on campus. The incumbent manages inventions and innovations created by university researchers, while coordinating access to related resources. The incumbent evaluates commercial potential of technologies, identifies potential licensees, and prepares technical information for marketing purposes. This position is anticipated to be eligible for a hybrid remote work arrangement. The incumbent will be expected to work from the office a minimum of 2 days per week and could be more frequently as needed for meetings. However, the employee must be able to commute to campus on short notice if unplanned projects arise. Transportation and housing will be the responsibility of the employee.

 For full consideration, please provide a letter stating how the applicant meets the qualification, and a resume that includes the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references (who will not be contacted until the latter stages of the search). Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and continue at least until we have a sufficient pool of qualified candidates to begin interviews. We hope to have the position filled in time for a start date of August 9th or 25th, 2022.

This position may supervise subordinate staff, works under limited supervision, and reports to the Associate Director, Technology Commercialization

Job Responsibilities

Examples of Work Performed

  • Fosters university technologies and/or intellectual property by developing productive working relationships with academic and corporate scientists, business executives, and legal counsel.
  • Seeks appropriate industry contacts and engages with potential partners.
  • Prepares and manages intellectual property related agreements including but not limited to, confidential disclosure agreements, inter-institutional agreements, option agreements and license agreements.
  • Prepares technical information for marketing purposes that communicates complex scientific information in a concise and professional manner.
  • Performs market analysis to assess commercial potential/marketability, technical understanding, and value of intellectual property.
  • Coordinates with the MS Small Business Development Center, The UM Transactional Law Clinic, and third-party companies to promote business development efforts and new venture opportunities for employee startups.
  • Assists with customer discovery, prospect development, pipeline management, pitch decks and pitch competitions.
  • Manages, solicits & evaluates research disclosures to ensure that they have been accurately completed by investigators.
  • Determines if disclosures meet U.S. patent law qualifications and if federal funding and/or other sponsored research funding (including state, nonprofit and industry) has been involved in the development of an invention.
  • Collaborates with Communications to maintain an active social media presence, including networking and educational events.
  • Assists with execution of initiatives to inform and educate faculty, staff, and students about technology transfers.
  • Ensures compliance with university policies and procedures, participates in office planning, and supervises efficient operations.
  • Assists in monitoring licenses, including tracking diligence and/or milestone requirements for the university’s commercial and development partners.
  • Provides guidance and support to graduate students that support technology transfer, commercialization and entrepreneurial activities on campus.
  • May be required to travel to various off-campus locations including business and industry sites.
  • Performs similar or related duties as assigned or required.


Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in a biological science, physical science or engineering.


Two (2) years of experience related to the above described duties.

Substitution Statement:
Related experience may be substituted for education, on a basis set forth and approved by the Department of Human Resources.

EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 63931724
  • Location:
    Oxford, Mississippi, United States
  • Company Name For Job: The University of Mississippi
  • Position Title: Licensing Associate
  • Industry: Education / Teaching / Administration
  • Job Function: Licensing
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Min Experience: 1-2 Years
  • Required Travel: 0-10%
  • Salary: $59,761.00 - $76,668.00 (Yearly Salary)

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