Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) is currently searching for a Licensing Associate to join the Office for Technology Transfer. This is a regular, full-time, exempt position, and is eligible for full benefits. The selected candidate has the option of working a hybrid remote schedule or onsite. The successful candidate must be available for 20-30% travel to both Woods Hole & Boston area as needed.
Reporting to the Assistant Director of Technology Transfer, the Licensing Associate is responsible for the identification of commercially attractive technologies developed by WHOI Inventors, collaboration with WHOI staff to evaluate and prioritize technologies for commercial potential, and development and implementation of strategies for licensing technologies to commercialization partners. The Licensing Associate also have a strong business development role and will leverage industry expertise to foster and deepen key relationships and communications with WHOI researchers and work to advance the development and commercialization of ground-breaking technologies by fostering strategic relationships with industry partners. As a liaison to industry resources, the Licensing Associate will have a service-oriented role, continually developing and effectively communicating a working knowledge of WHOI’s capabilities to the outside world. This position requires a highly motivated and professional individual who enjoys collaborative opportunities, occasional public speaking, and a dedication to the ocean sciences. A combined strategic and execution-oriented mindset will be most successful in this role.
As deem necessary by Supervisor
This is a mostly sedentary position with occasional standing and walking. Occupational requirements include hearing, talking, working around others, working with others and working alone.