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Senior Licensing and Strategic Alliance Manager

Company: Stanford University
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: January 19, 2023

Job Description:

Senior Licensing and Strategic Alliance ManagerSCHOOL/UNIT DESCRIPTION:
The Office of Technology Licensing (OTL) was established in 1970 to manage the intellectual property assets of Stanford University. OTL evaluates, markets, and licenses technology owned by the University. OTL's mission is to encourage effective technology transfer for the public benefit as well as generating royalty income for Stanford to benefit research and education. OTL is one of the country's most active offices in the field of technology transfer from the university to industry. Our staff, most of whom are professionals engaged directly in licensing, manages over 3,000 active dockets.Our Vice Provost and Dean of Research (VPDoR) Diversity Journey:
--- We create a hub of innovation through the power of diversity of disciplines and people. -
--- We provide equitable access and opportunity to all members of the community in order to do their best work, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
--- We listen to and value all colleagues who bring diverse perspectives to the advancement and development of a respectful community.
--- We promote a culture of belonging, equity, and safety.
--- We embed these values in excellence of education, research, and operation.POSITION SUMMARY:
The Office of Technology Licensing at Stanford University seeks to fill a Senior Technology Licensing and Strategic Alliances Manager position, which will be focused primarily on alliances and related inventions in the life sciences space. You will be a key contributor to the OTL Strategic Alliance team, working with faculty and other stakeholders in developing and maintaining strategic alliances at Stanford, including strategic intellectual property (IP) in- and out-licensing as well as negotiation and management of research collaborations with other non-profit and for-profit entities. The Senior Technology Licensing and Strategic Alliances Manager will will collaborate closely with OTL leadership, internal teams, and both internal and external stakeholders on contracts and agreements to maintain transparent communication and build consensus amongst all stakeholders. Your responsibilities will include closely monitoring Stanford's contractual IP and other obligations to ensure Stanford's alliances are productive and successful. You will also be involved in traditional technology transfer-related activities by managing inventions that result from strategic alliances, including evaluating new inventions, developing licensing opportunities and strategies, negotiating the terms and conditions of agreements and administering patent-related activities. This position requires significant knowledge of negotiation strategies, technology market assessment, intellectual property protection and licensing, as well as thorough knowledge of contracts and grants relating to alliances.This is a 100% FTE, benefits-eligible position. All final candidates must complete a background check. Please submit a resume and cover letter with your application. -CORE DUTIES:
--- Evaluate and analyze complex new invention disclosures, where agreements tend to be licensing potential in the millions of dollars, including initial review, meeting with inventor(s), identifying industry reviewers, making contact, and sending material.
--- Follow-up, collect and evaluate information, make decisions that have significant impact, and provide necessary notifications.
--- Develop licensing strategy for significant cases, identifying potential licensees, negotiating terms, preparing draft agreements, and closing the deal.
--- Manage patent-related activities including selection of attorney, determination of when and where to file patent applications, and management of an inventory of unlicensed cases from a financial perspective.
--- Monitor license agreements, ensure compliance with diligence terms, prepare and execute amendments, process terminations, and participate in decisions on whether to pursue litigation.
--- Maintain and develop relations with licensees; monitor progress in licensed product(s) development.Additional Responsibilities include:
--- Negotiate complex multi-functional agreements involving any combination of research funding, IP and/or licensing terms, procurement terms or possibly other business elements.
--- Monitor alliance and license agreements for compliance with financial, diligent performance and other contractual terms and conditions.
--- Conduct IP due diligence on alliance project proposals, strategic oversight and management over complex IP portfolios resulting from alliance-sponsored research.MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree in a life sciences discipline and ten years of relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience. Preferred Education & Experience:
--- Degree in life sciences and ten or more years of experience working in an academic, health science, or biotechnology organization strongly preferred. MA/MS degree or PhD in Biological Sciences preferred.
--- Demonstrated record of substantial achievement in technology transfer and the application of intellectual property principles as they impact institutions of higher education.
--- Demonstrated expertise and advanced knowledge of contract and IP laws, University policies, life science industry trends and regulatory requirements.
--- Demonstrated experience in business development and alliance management
--- Negotiaton of IP clauses in large scale alliance agreements
--- Demonstrated experience working within the research environment at a major university or institute or private industry; and ability to work with a variety of public institutions and the capacity to produce creative and innovative solutions and approaches to common problems especially as they related to intellectual property and licensing.Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
--- Excellent interpersonal, oral, written, and presentation skills.
--- Strong customer relationship skills, consensus building skills and the ability to cultivate and maintain professional business partnerships.
--- Demonstrated ability to influence and neogiate with internal constituencies and external business partners.
--- Advanced ability to establish priorities, take ownership and leadership of time-sensitive and complex projects from inception to completion, including developing strategy, implementation and execution of tasks.
--- Advanced ability to independently exercise sound judgment and decision making, creativity, problem solving and critical analysis.
--- Strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize a variety of tasks and demands.
--- Strong computer skills with ability to work with a variety of database systems; spreadsheets; reporting systems and electronic document management systems.Certifications and Licenses:PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*:
--- Frequently perform desk based computer tasks, seated work and use light/ fine grasping.
--- Occasionally stand, walk, use a telephone, lift, carry, push, pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
--- Rarely writes by hand.
-* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.WORK STANDARDS:
--- Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
--- Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
--- Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, .
Why Stanford is for You
Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:
--- Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
--- A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
--- A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
--- Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
--- Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more!
-The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
-Dean of Research, Redwood City, California, United StatesWe're always looking for people who can bring new perspectives and life experiences to our team. Found the perfect role and ready to apply? Learn more on what to expect next.

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