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MD Anderson Cancer Center Licensing Coordinator - Technology Commercialization in Houston, Texas

MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation, and the world through outstanding programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention, and through education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public.

SUMMARY

The primary purpose of the Licensing Coordinator is to facilitate the licensing and commercialization of technology developed at the institution by working with faculty and staff to identify and evaluate new inventions, marketing to and initiating contacts with potential licensees, and negotiating and closing licensing agreements. He/She will coordinate with the Technology Analyst in the evaluation and marketing of new inventions. He/She will participate in the development of commercialization strategies, and negotiate and close license agreements, and report to the Managing Director.

The ideal candidate will be a high-energy, enthusiastic recent PhD graduate with previous exposure to the technology transfer field.

JOB SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES

Marketing Identify and contact companies that may be interested in licensing new inventions.

Negotiation Prepare, negotiate and close license agreements with licensees.

Valuation Create financial models for institutional assets.

Technology Assessment Evaluate new invention disclosures for patentability and market potential.

Faculty Contact Respond to and initiate contacts with faculty regarding their inventions and new ideas for inventions.

Collaboration Work with others on the team to develop marketing and intellectual property strategies and conduct market analysis for technologies in portfolio.

Other duties as assigned Other duties as assigned

CORE VALUES

Caring: By our words and actions we demonstrate caring toward everyone.

  • We are sensitive to the concerns of our patients, their loved ones and our colleagues.

  • We are respectful and courteous to each other and practice cultural humility.

  • We promote and reward teamwork.

Integrity: We work together with professionalism to merit the trust of our colleagues and those we serve in all that we do.

  • We hold ourselves, and each other, accountable for our work - decisions and data - and for practicing our values and ethics.

  • We advocate for diversity and equity for our workforce, for those we serve and for our community.

  • We communicate frequently, honestly, openly and responsibly.

Discovery: We embrace creativity and seek new knowledge from diverse perspectives.

  • We encourage continuous learning, seeking out information and new ideas.

  • We team with each other to identify and resolve problems.

  • We seek personal growth and enable others to do so.

Safety: We provide a safe environment - physically and psychologically - for our patients, for our colleagues and for our community.

  • We create a sense of security and empowerment and are committed to keeping one another free from harm.

  • We embrace a framework and best practices for the highest quality of care and service.

  • We inspire trust by modeling excellence in our work and acceptance of each person's contributions.

Stewardship: We protect and preserve our institutional reputation and the precious resources - people, time, financial and environmental - entrusted to us.

  • We prioritize the health and well-being of each other.

  • We act responsibly to safeguard the institution's finances.

  • We ensure the proper care and use of time, data, materials, equipment and property afforded to us.

COMPETENCIES

With Drive , you see that you can serve as a leader whether you have a formal leadership role or not. You tackle problems, move past setbacks and hardships, and don't lose sight of your goals. (Competencies: Self-Confidence, Analytical Thinking, Innovative Thinking, Technical Expertise)

You demonstrate Professionalism by setting the example for others and consistently modeling MD Anderson's values and service standards. You communicate effectively in a variety of ways. (Competencies: Inspire Trust, Oral Communication, Written Communication)

Through Emotional Intelligence , you maintain awareness of your own emotions and the emotions of those around you. Use nonverbal cues and feelings to engage others in an inclusive and responsive way. (Competencies: Active Listening, Teaming, Self-Reflection)

Having Coachability means you are engaged in relentless learning. You constantly ask questions and stay curious. You understand that the organization constantly evolves, and you should as well. (Competencies: Develop Oneself, Adaptability)

REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATION

Required: Master's degree in Biology, Chemistry or related field.

Preferred: PhD in Biology, Chemistry or related field.

EXPERIENCE

Required: Two years of experience in biological research. With preferred degree (PhD), no experience required.

Preferred: One or more years of experience in cancer research. Previous experience in technology transfer, commercialization process or related, intellectual property, or biotechnology/pharma industry.

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 168844

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Work Week: Days

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 85,000

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 106,500

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 128,000

  • FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay

  • Fund Type: Hard

  • Work Location: Hybrid Onsite/Remote

  • Pivotal Position: Yes

  • Referral Bonus Available?: No

  • Relocation Assistance Available?: Yes

  • Science Jobs: Yes

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