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              Innovation Manager Life Sciences

              Posting Details

              Posting Details

              Position Number: 124901
              Title: Manager
              Functional Title: Innovation Manager Life Sciences
              Category Status: 33-Exempt Regular
              Applicant Search Category: Staff
              University Authorized FTE: 100
              Unit: VPR-Office of Technology Commercialization
              Campus/College Information:

              Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

              Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

              The Licensing Manager manages the Life Sciences inventions/technologies originating at the University of Maryland from disclosure through marketing, licensing the technologies, and the issuance and maintenance of patents. Interaction with faculty, staff, students, patent attorneys, joint owners, and licensees (current and potential) is essential for this position. The Licensing Manager reports to the Assistant Director, Licensing.

              The Licensing Manager’s responsibilities are, but not limited to: assessment of the technologies, determination of the marketability (including preparation of concise marketing information) and appropriate intellectual property protection required (e.g. patent and/or copyright); preparation and execution of confidential disclosure agreements; negotiation of terms and preparation of draft license agreements consistent with UMD’s standard form agreements for review and signature of the Director, OTC; and management of intellectual property activities of external legal counsel.

              Minimum Qualifications:


              Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in life sciences with six (6) years of experience;


              Masters degree in life sciences; or business (MBA); or law (JD) and at least four (4) years of related experience.


              Relevant experience in commercializing technology, which may include demonstrated experience in entrepreneurship, technology transfer, licensing, or business development in an academic, government, or corporate setting.

              Experience with intellectual property (patents, copyright, trademark protection); working knowledge of open source licenses.

              Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

              Working knowledge of federal, state laws regarding technology transfer and intellectual property. Understanding of commercialization processes.

              Technical background and ability to understand/interpret life science based technologies.

              Ability to understand business and legal concepts relevant to technology transfer and communicate the same effectively.

              Ability to interact effectively in an academic and corporate setting.

              Ability to problem solve and work both independently and collaboratively with colleagues.

              Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.

              Possess strong negotiation and marketing skills.

              Ability to work on multiple tasks at the same time and under time constraints.

              Ability to handle sensitive matters with discretion and tact while maintaining confidentiality.

              Ability to project a professional and positive image of the office and the university.
              Independent self-starter with strong work ethic.


              PHD life sciences preferred.

              Previous university-based technology transfer, industry-based marketing, or business development experience preferred.

              Additional Certifications:
              Additional Information:

              Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States. No visa sponsorship will be provided for this position.

              Job Risks Not Applicable to This Position
              Physical Demands

              Sedentary work performed in a normal office environment. Spending long hours in front of a computer screen. Ability to attend meetings both on and off campus.

              Posting Date: 11/25/2019
              Closing Date:
              Open Until Filled Yes
              Best Consideration Date 12/20/2019
              Diversity Statement:

              The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

              Applicant Documents

              Required Documents
              1. Resume
              2. Cover Letter
              Optional Documents

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