Position Description: The UCLA Technology Development Group serves as a campus-wide gateway to Innovation, Research and Entrepreneurship. Our mission is to promote UCLA innovation, research, teaching and entrepreneurship to benefit society; create economic value to support UCLA's scholarly and educational missions and the State of California; and lead UCLA's research community to bring innovation to market.
There are four (4) primary areas of responsibility of the Business Development Associate: 1) market UCLA patents and inventions to industry, 2) inform UCLA faculty, staff and students about UCLA TDG services and UC IP policies, 3) help facilitate UCLA-industry partnership opportunities, and 4) promote UCLA licensing successes to internal and external stakeholders.
Under the general supervision of the Senior Director of BioPharmaceuticals, the Business Development Associate is responsible for working with licensing personnel to assist in the marketing of technology portfolios. Marketing assistance may include some or all of the following functions: assessment of commercial viability of technology; evaluation of market size; identification of potential licensees and key contacts and initiation of direct contact with potential licensees. The Business Development Associate may also be responsible for marketing the technology transfer office to industry and maintaining industry contacts. The Business Development Associate has no case management responsibilities and is involved only in identifying qualified license prospects.
There are five key categories that the Business Development Associate's responsibilities fall under: (1) Non-Confidential Description (NCD) Drafting and Updating; (2) Client & Industry Relations; (3) Case Marketing; (4) Tech Fellow program oversight and management; and (5) Other Analytical Duties.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy, https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction
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UCLA is known worldwide for the breadth and quality of its academic, research, health care, cultural, continuing education and athletic programs. UCLA offers undergraduate degrees in more than 127 majors and graduate degrees in 198 program areas. UCLA has 11 highly regarded professional schools. Eight are ranked among the nation's top 15 in their field by U.S. News & World Report. UCLA is consistently among the most popular campus in the nation for undergraduate applicants. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Benefits:UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.