Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for a Technology Licensing Associate to join the Technology Transfer Department. This is a regular, full-time, exempt position, and is eligible for benefits.
The Technology Licensing Associate will support WHOI research collaborative efforts and the marketing and licensing of WHOI innovations by ensuring accurate preparation of thorough and fair inter-institutional agreements, material transfer agreements, joint development agreements, and non-disclosure documents. The Technology Licensing Associate is the primary contact and liaison for WHOI researchers developing external contacts requiring non-disclosure agreements and/or the exchange of materials or technologies with external parties. The incumbent serves WHOI investigators by providing guidance with respect to the critical details necessary to ensure protection of investigator-developed IP within the context of external collaborative ventures. Assignments involving preparation and review of technology licenses are also within the purview of the position. Position responsibilities include agreement research and negotiation, review, and finalization.
For completed licensing agreements, the incumbent supervises licensee compliance with both financial and non-financial contractual terms of the license including management of document-tracking databases as well as royalty distribution and database management. Additional responsibilities include taking part in ongoing conversations and networking with potential licensees, contributing to technology licensing strategy, as well as advising and educating WHOI technical staff on matters related to all above-mentioned agreements.
Physical duties for this position include but are not limited to ability to distinguish basic colors as well as the ability to hear and respond to instructions and communicate effectively. Other physical tasks include occasional standing/walking; the nature of this job is mostly sedentary. Other occupational requirements include talking, traveling, working around others, working with others, and working alone. Prolonged work hours may be required based on project needs. Physical duties are subject to change.