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Senior Licensing Officer

Job Number Full/Part Time Schedule Salary
26123927 Full Time 8AM - 5PM $99,500 - $194,300

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The Senior Licensing Officer will primarily be responsible for managing the commercialization of the agriculture technology intellectual property (IP) portfolio, but may also include other technology areas such as clean energy & fuels, clean transportation & infrastructure, natural resource management, food security, health & health disparity, as required. The Senior Licensing Officer will focus on research, assessment, and marketing of UCR IP, negotiating complex technology transfer agreements, monitoring licensee performance and obligations, and engagement with faculty and students to support technology transfer and entrepreneurial activities on campus and commercialization of their inventions. The incumbent is expected to interact with internal and external stakeholders, including others on the Technology Commercialization and Technology Partnerships team, UCR faculty and students, entrepreneurs, and industry partners. The Senior Licensing Officer should be an experienced, customer-service oriented professional in technology transfer with the ability to communicate effectively and plan, organize, and prioritize assignments and work independently to complete assignments. This position will report to the Director of Technology Commercialization as part of the Office of Technology Partnerships within Research and Economic Development at the University of California, Riverside.

Some aspects of this position maybe performed remotely. **As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment.


Education Requirements

Degree Requirement
Bachelor's degree in related area. Required
Advanced degree. Preferred
Advanced degree in Plant Breeding, Plant Genetics, Plant Biology, Plant Pathology, or similar fields. Preferred
MBA and/or JD. Preferred


Certification Requirement
Certified Licensing Professional (CLP) or Registered Technology Transfer Professional (RTTP). Preferred


Experience Requirement
Experience in business development or sales related to commercialization of agriculture biotech technologies or products. Preferred
4 - 7 years of related experience. Required
Experience in an entrepreneurial or startup environment. Preferred

Special Conditions

Special Condition Requirement
Occasional travel for university related business meetings, conferences and/or professional development. Preferred

Minimum Requirements

Thorough knowledge of and application of standard principles, theories, and concepts and techniques such as laws, regulations, and practices pertaining to the protection and management of intellectual property, university technology transfer, and general scientific and/or technical skills in subject matter area.
Ability to market technology to industrial partners; knowledge of contracts and grants.
Ability to perform market research and business analysis. Ability to develop strategies for the evaluation, prosecution, marketing, commercialization, and ongoing management of intellectual property and license agreements.
Solid communicator: includes verbal and written communications, active listening, critical thinking, and persuasiveness.
Strong interpersonal skills and a customer-service oriented individual who will be responsive to the needs of faculty, students, staff, entrepreneurs, and industry partners.
Demonstrated energy, enthusiasm, and willingness to make and utilize new contacts.
Precise attention to detail, well organized, follow-through to conclusion of actions, with ability to identify errors, offer resolution, and to meet strict deadlines.
Demonstrated record as a team player within a diverse environment. Self-starter with strong work ethic who can work well with others.
Self-starter with strong work ethic who can work well with others.
Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize assignments and work independently to complete assignments, responding appropriately to competing requirements and changing priorities.
Demonstrated knowledge of intellectual property management and patent (U.S. and foreign, including PCT) prosecution procedures, timelines, laws and regulations.
Knowledge of plant breeding, plant genetics, plant biology, plant pathology, and similar.

Preferred Qualifications

Additional Information

In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history, and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.

  • UC Riverside is proud to be ranked No. 12 among all U.S. universities, according to Money Magazine's 2020 rankings, and among the top 1 percent of universities worldwide, according to the 2019-20 Center for World University rankings.

  • UC Riverside is the top university in the United States for social mobility. - U.S. News 2020

  • UCR is a member of the University Innovation Alliance, the leading national coalition of public research universities committed to improving student success for low-income, first-generation, and students of color.

  • Among top-tier universities, UC Riverside ranks No. 2 in financial aid. - Business Insider 2019

  • Ranked No. 2 in the world for research, UCR's Department of Entomology maintains one of the largest collections of insect specimens the nation. - Center for World University Rankings

  • UCR's distinguished faculty boasts 2 Nobel Laureates, and 13 members of the National Academies of Science and Medicine.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview

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