Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
CONTEXT OF THE JOB:
A component mission of the Office of Economic Innovation and Partnerships (OEIP) is to manage and market the University’s knowledge-based assets for the social and economic benefit of the University and the State. The assets, which encompass faculty and staff, an extensive R&D capacity and capability, incubation and experimental facilities and a portfolio of intellectual property (IP), are marketed to the external corporate world, as individual IP licenses or more importantly as components of sustainable partnerships that include licenses, collaborative research agreements, research contracts, consultation agreements etc.
Manage a portfolio of invention disclosures; assess patentability and commercial value; participate in the selection, recommendation, and initiation of appropriate action regarding future development or abandonment.
Participate in the negotiation and execution of business agreements that return value to the University; manage the administrative requirements, including: IIA’s, NDA’s, MTA’s, licensing agreements, option agreements, milestone payments, etc.
Assist in the development of strategies, policies and procedures needed to attract private sector entities into relationships with the University
Market UD’s knowledge-based assets to establish partnership opportunities with private sector entities.
Engage with private sector to expand networks, understand market trends, obtain feedback on technologies, and to promote UD research, faculty opportunities, and partnerships.
Proactively build and maintain productive relationships with faculty, students, and staff to
stimulate passion for innovation and entrepreneurship;
provide educational programs and outreach with regard to current processes and available resources
Contribute to the seamless integration of OEIP units, programs, and services.
Participate as a member of the Technology Transfer Management Committee.
Perform other job-related duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in a science or engineering related field and five years related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Effective organizational, interpersonal, analytical, verbal and written communications skills.
Ability to effectively communicate with diverse constituents, e.g. the University community and potential external partners.
Familiarity with U.S. patent law (including procurement processes) and customary agreements used in technology transfer such as licensing agreements, NDA’s, IIA’s, option agreements, etc.
Experience with development, preparation, negotiation, review, and execution of a wide ranges of business contracts.
Experience with facilitating partnerships with private sector entities, and interacting with innovators/entrepreneurs.
Knowledge and appreciation of business concepts and requirements as applicable to a large academic, research institution.
This position will remain open until filled.
Internal Number: 494595
About University of Delaware
The University of Delaware has a great tradition of excellence, from our roots extending back to a small private academy started in 1743, to the research-intensive, technologically advanced institution of today. Our alumni tell our story of achievement, from our first class, which included three signers of the Declaration of Independence and one signer of the U.S. Constitution, to the more than 154,000 living Blue Hens who are making vital contributions to the world. Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and his wife, Jill, are both UD alumni. The University received its charter from the State of Delaware in 1833 and was designated one of the nation’s historic Land Grant colleges in 1867. Today, UD is a Land Grant, Sea Grant and Space Grant institution. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching classifies UD as a research university with very high research activity—a designation accorded less than 3 percent of U.S. colleges and universities. UD ranks among the nation’s top 100 universities in federal R&D support for science and engineering. A state-assisted, privately governed institution, UD offers a broad range of degree programs: 3 associate programs, 147 bachelor’s p...rograms, 119 master's programs, 54 doctoral programs, and 15 dual graduate programs through our seven colleges and in collaboration with more than 70 research centers. Our student body encompasses more than 17,000 undergraduates, more than 3,600 graduate students and nearly 800 students in professional and continuing studies from across the country and around the globe. Our distinguished faculty includes internationally known authors, scientists and artists, among them a Nobel laureate, Guggenheim and Fulbright fellows, and members of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. State-of-the-art facilities support UD's academic and public service activities. Our 146-foot coastal research vessel, Hugh R. Sharp—the most advanced in the U.S.—helps scientists across the region explore the sea. World-class figure skaters train at our High Performance Figure Skating Center. Partnerships with Nemours/A. I. du Pont Hospital for Children, Christiana Care and Thomas Jefferson University; the U.S. Army; Winterthur; Longwood Gardens and Hagley Museum offer unparalleled experiences in health sciences, defense research, art conservation, horticulture and history. The University is now transforming a 272-acre parcel, the site of a former auto assembly plant, into the Science, Technology and Advanced Research (STAR) Campus. Distinguished speaker series, symposia, 21 intercollegiate athletics programs and numerous intramural and club sports, more than 300 student organizations, concerts, exhibits and other arts and cultural activities enrich campus life.Thomas Jefferson once described Delaware as a "jewel" among states due to its strategic location on the East Coast, halfway between Washington, D.C., and New York City. Today, however, the location of Delaware's flagship university increasingly is invoked as "halfway between Los Angeles and London."In addition to our Georgian-inspired main campus in Newark, Del., UD has locations across the state--in Wilmington, Dover, Georgetown and Lewes. A thriving study-abroad program and expanding international partnerships further enhance our students' education as global citizens. We invite you to visit our campus or take our virtual tour today! http://video.realviewtv.com/education/udel/