This position is located in the Office of Technology Development (OTD) which is located in the Division of The Vice Chancellor for Research. OTD manages the University's intellectual property including patenting and negotiation of licenses for the commercialization of university inventions. The Technology Development Associate (TDA) helps researchers conceptualize and commercialize novel technologies in the computer, engineering, chemical, or biological science industries. The TDA educates and assists faculty in disclosing, protecting (patent, copyright, or tangible property), developing strategic marketing plans for, and licensing their inventions. Duties include evaluating technologies, managing patent prosecution, coordinating marketing plans, and drafting and negotiating a range of intellectual property-related contracts. The TDA places special emphasis on building faculty relationships, making investment decisions, and developing commercialization strategies in coordination with a wide range of related offices and stakeholders.
This position requires a bachelor's degree in science or engineering and advanced training in business, law, or science preferred. A Ph.D. in science or engineering is desirable but not required.
American Recovery & Reinvestment Act Funded:
University of North Carolina - 18 months ago