Senior Tech Licensing Officer

Position Information

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Position Information

Top Message Both current Ohio State employees and the general public may apply for this unclassified professional position.
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Number of Positions Available 1
University Title Senior Tech Licensing Officer
Working Title Senior Licensing Manager
Department Technology Licensing
Department Location Columbus
Requisition Number 433707
Summary of Duties

The Senior Licensing Manager (SLM) is the most senior position among the licensing staff positions. The SLM is responsible for identifying technologies with commercial applications, evaluating the commercial potential of technologies, identifying potential licensees, preparing non-confidential technical information for marketing purposes, developing and implementing specific marketing strategies for each technology, and drafting and negotiating license agreements to large/mid-size corporations, as well as university startup companies. The SLM will also manage other types of agreements including material transfer, collaboration and nondisclosure agreements. You will be responsible for performing your own, or directing other licensing officers’, negotiations related to the Intellectual Property (IP), as well as demonstrating valuation and IP understanding. The IP may be in the fields of: engineering, physical sciences, chemistry, software and information technology, or medical devices. The SLM is also responsible for mentoring and support of licensing analysts, licensing managers, and student interns.

Additional Information for Applicants:
Pre Employment Screening Requires the successful completion of a background check.
Required Qualifications

Master’s degree in Engineering or Physical Science, MBA, JD, or Ph.D. An MBA or JD will only be considered if the candidate has a science degree in addition to the MBA or JD; Industry Experience in IP licensing and/or technology transfer; five years of corporate licensing or university technology commercialization/transfer experience; negotiated license agreements and provide a deal sheet.

Desired Qualifications
Target Salary $95,000.00 - $110,000.00 Annually
Job Category Administrative and Professional
Job Appointment (FTE%)


Full/Part Time Full-time
Temporary or Regular Regular
Posting Start Date 11/11/2017
Posting End Date 11/19/2017
Dept Contact Name Smith,Richard E
Dept Contact Phone
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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you related in any way to a faculty/staff member in the unit of the position for which you are applying?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * What prompted you to apply for this position at The Ohio State University? Please select an answer below:
    • Referred by personal contact
    • Referred by OSU recruiter
    • Job/Career Fair
    • LinkedIn
    • Twitter
    • Columbus Dispatch
    • Professional organization
    • HERC (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • Local newspapers
    • Other
  3. * Do you have at least one year of industry experience in IP licensing and/or technology transfer?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have at least five years of corporate licensing or university technology commercialization/transfer experience?
    • Yes
    • No

Required Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Other