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Technology Licensing Analyst - Physical Sciences

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 119471
Title: Analyst
Functional Title: Technology Licensing Analyst - Physical Sciences
Category Status: 33-Exempt Regular
Applicant Search Category: Staff
University Authorized FTE: 1
Unit: VPR-Office of Technology Commercialization
Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

Within the Office of Technology Commercialization, the Technology Licensing Analyst will identify and review university inventions for commercial potential through direct interaction with university scientific, licensing, and intellectual property staff. This position will research, develop, and author non-confidential marketing summaries for a broad variety of physical science and engineering based university technologies. The Technology Licensing Analyst will assist with the development of marketing strategy and direction for technology commercialization projects and will function as part of an interdisciplinary team ensuring the university optimizes and protects its inventions, materials, technologies, discoveries, and innovations.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in physical sciences, engineering or related field required.

Bachelor’s degree and at least two (2) year of experience; or Master’s degree and at least six (6) months of experience; or a PhD.

Commensurate experience translating technical specifications into a business value proposition, research, engineering, business development, or similar work (experience may include internships and related developmental opportunities).

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Basic technical background to understand/interpret physical science based technologies; strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to interact effectively in an academic and corporate setting; ability to work both independently and collaboratively with colleagues; ability to comprehend technical details of new technologies in the physical sciences; ability to work on multiple tasks at the same time and under time constraints; ability to handle sensitive matters with discretion and tact while maintaining confidentiality


• An advanced degree in the field, JD, or MBA with experience in engineering or related field preferred.
• Previous university based technology transfer, industry based marketing, or business development experience preferred.

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:

Candidates must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the USA. No Visa sponsorship is offered for this position.

Posting Date: 08/21/2017
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 09/01/2017
Physical Demands

Sedentary work performed in a normal office environment. Ability to attend meetings both on and off campus. Regularly required to stand, walk, sit, reach, lift/move (up to 20 pounds), point, talk, and hear. Spending long hours in front of a computer screen

Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. List of References (no emails sent from system)
Optional Documents

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