The incumbent will be responsible for commercializing inventions made as a result of the research conducted at UMBC.
Specific duties include: evaluating invention disclosures for patentability and commercial potential; making recommendations regarding the filing of patent applications; securing intellectual property protection by filing provisional applications and working with outside counsel to file and maintain utility for selected disclosures; marketing intellectual property to find companies interested in taking a license; negotiating license agreements and other technology commercialization activity; developing business plans and other commercialization strategies for UMBC inventions; advising faculty, students, and staff on intellectual property matters; educating faculty about the technology transfer process; working to ensure compliance with research agreements, federal guidelines, and other obligations that UMBC has with respect to inventions created as part of UMBC’s research enterprise; assisting with management of the UMBC Technology Catalyst Fund; and performing other duties as assigned by the Director of OTD.
Required Minimum Qualifications:
This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science, physical science or related discipline and one year of experience in commercialization of physical/information science technology.
Previous university-based experience in licensing or business development or similar experience in an industry, government or academic setting strongly desired. Working knowledge of federal and state laws regarding intellectual property and technology transfer process preferred.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please submit a resume and a cover letter with salary requirements.
Screening of Applications Begins:
For best consideration, submit application materials by March 15, 2019. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
UMBC offers a benefits package for regular and grant-funded regular employees including generous leave, excellent health, life, and disability insurance, retirement plans, tuition remission, on-site preschool, and numerous professional development and wellness opportunities. Contingent II positions may include some benefits. To learn more about our benefits click here.
Equal Opportunity Statement:
UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, minority group members, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
If you require a reasonable accommodation for a disability for any part of the employment process, please contact the Human Resources Department at 410-455-2337 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation upon hire showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.
Internal Number: 492874
About University of Maryland, Baltimore County
UMBC is a dynamic public research university integrating teaching, research and service to benefit the citizens of Maryland. As an Honors University, the campus offers academically talented students a strong undergraduate liberal arts foundation that prepares them for graduate and professional study, entry into the workforce, and community service and leadership. UMBC emphasizes science, engineering, information technology, human services and public policy at the graduate level. UMBC contributes to the economic development of the State and the region through entrepreneurial initiatives, workforce training, K-16 partnerships, and technology commercialization in collaboration with public agencies and the corporate community. UMBC is dedicated to cultural and ethnic diversity, social responsibility and lifelong learning.