Technology Licensing Officer 3 (Intellectual Property-Technology Transfer Liaison)

Updated: 8 months ago
Location: University Park, ILLINOIS
Job Type: FullTime


The Eberly College of Science at The Pennsylvania State University has a broad mission of teaching, research and public service. The College has annual research expenditures exceeding $117 million with greater than $76 million generated by sponsored research. The College’s research portfolio is diverse and includes Astronomy and Astrophysics, Biology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Forensics, Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics. To further develop our intellectual property (IP) and technology transfer footprint in society, the Office of the Dean of the College of Science is seeking an Intellectual Property-Technology Transfer Liaison (Technology Licensing Officer). This position reports to the Associate Dean for Research and Innovation within the College of Science and will be expected to educate faculty, postdocs and grad students about IP and Tech Transfer, meet and regularly interact with researchers within the College in order to increase the capture of potential IP, assist inventors with filing invention disclosures and throughout the patenting process, advise and coordinate the activity of the IP/Tech Transfer Graduate Student Intern, lead the solicitation for, proposal review, and coordination of the Lab Bench to Commercialization Grant Program, work with the Penn State Office of Technology Management to market IP generated within the College, work with the Penn State Office for Entrepreneurship and Commercialization to support entrepreneurial faculty and provide resources for startups, work with communication offices in the College to publicize tech transfer related opportunities and success stories both internally and externally, work with development offices within the College to meaningfully engage alumni and match alumni mentors with compatible boards and/or researchers, contribute to growing a culture of technology transfer and entrepreneurship within the College by partnering with other Penn State units to build experiential, educational, and/or networking events, including events for Penn State StartUp Week. The IP and Tech Transfer Liaison is also expected to have exceptional organizational, interpersonal and communication skills, self-motivation, the ability to meet deadlines in addition to the ability to manage multiple projects, maintain accurate records on progress and relationship building, and be able to communicate effectively with faculty. Typically requires a Master's degree or higher in a technical or business discipline or higher plus three years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Master's degree or higher in a science, technology, or math discipline preferred. Related experience in IP generation or Technology Transfer preferred. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility for re-funding.

View or Apply

Similar Positions