Reporting to a Director of Licensing, this person independently manages a portfolio of life science technologies in order to source, negotiate and execute high value, intellectual property licenses.
Essential Job Functions:
Provides sell-side and business development activities around intellectual property commercialization.
Develops positive relationships with inventors with the intention of identifying attractive JHU technologies for licensing to start up or established companies.
In concert with peers, makes decisions around patenting, marketing and licensing of JHU inventions.
Engages with investors and companies to determine their needs and identifies applicable JHU technologies for licensing.
Negotiates high value intellectual property licenses for optimal deal structure, valuation and compliance.
Scope of Responsibility
Works under the direct supervision of a Director of Licensing in evaluation, marketing and agreement negotiation activities. May manage or mentor junior personnel as assigned.
Makes recommendations concerning investments in technologies.
May direct the activities of staff or a function. May not commit JHU to agreement terms without supervisor approval.
An advanced degree in the life sciences, or business required. PhD, or combination of degree in life sciences with an MBA strongly preferred.
Candidate will have licensing experience in a high performing technology transfer office that is typically gained through a minimum of 4 years of licensing and technology transfer experience; and/or a startup or biotechnology company with business development and deal execution experience.
Candidate will have a working knowledge of intellectual property prosecution, technology valuation and license structure. Most importantly, candidate will have a robust deal sheet of exclusive licenses and options of life science technologies.
Must have the ability to understand complex technologies.
Must have knowledge and experience in negotiating business contracts, especially in technology licensing.
Knowledge and experience in life sciences or physical sciences preferred.
Experience in marketing and sales of intellectual property desired.
Must have the ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
Must demonstrate outstanding work ethic and desire and ability to work in fast-paced high-expectation environment.
Must be a self-starter capable of handling a docket of highly technical inventions, managing a complex patent portfolio, and marketing and licensing technology with minimal supervision.
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