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Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 83-25011
School Name Provost's Center
Org Penn Center for Innovation
Posted to the Web 02/14/2017
Posted Job/Salary Grade 030
Employment Type Exempt
Hours 37.50
Position Type Full Time
Position Schedule Monday - Friday
Months 12
Position Length Ongoing
Position End Date
University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

School/Center Overview

Reporting to the Director, PCI Perelman School of Medicine Office (PSOM), works directly as a team member to assist PSOM faculty, staff and students with all
aspects of technology transfer and commercialization, builds new research and development collaborations with industry partners and effectively manages all internal
and external relationships with key stakeholders to fully enable technology commercialization. Proactively builds and expands commercial relationships within
assigned departments, divisions and specifies technology focus areas. Identifies projects and developments of commercial interest, facilitates the establishment of
research collaborations with industry and negotiates licenses for intellectual property and sponsored research agreements for research programs, respectively.
Conceptualizes and coordinates the strategic application of resources to achieve these targets, including the creation of innovative business arrangements and
collaborations. Provide excellent customer and client service in all areas of effort and interaction.


Asst Dir Tech Licensing : M.S. required, Ph.D./M.D. in a biomedical science preferred plus 3-5 years related experience or equivalent combination of
education and experience.
Assoc Dir Tech Licensing: Ph.D., preferably in a life/health sciences related field required plus 3-7 years of related experience or equivalent
combination of education and experience.
Both require experience in academic technology transfer, corporate business development or equivalent intellectual property/corporate contracts
Must have demonstrated track record of successful negotiating and closing license agreements; knowledge of intellectual property and licensing
practice; ability to identify and handle inventions in diverse fields outside of area of technical expertise, excellent time management and prioritization
skills; excellent verbal & written communication skills; strong attention to details, follow-through & closing.

Affirmative Action Statement

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
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  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
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    • Heard about it at a conference or career fair
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  2. * What is your highest level of education completed?
    • Less than high school education
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • Vocational or Technical School
    • Associate's Degree or Two Year College
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • PHD/MD/JD or equivalent doctoral degree
  3. * How many years of experience do you have related to this position?
    • 0 to 1 Year
    • 1 to 2 Years
    • 2 to 3 Years
    • 3 to 5 Years
    • 5 to 7 Years
    • 7 to 10 Years
    • Over 10 Years

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter