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University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Jan 30, 2024


Posting Number: SRGV6777
Number of Vacancies: 1
Location: McAllen, Texas
Department: Technology Commercialization
FLSA: Exempt

Scope of Job:
To provide the intake, review, management, and licensing of intellectual property created at UTRGV. Responsible for working closely with industrial counterparts, faculty, and patent attorneys for development, licensing, and commercialization of new technologies created at UTRGV.

Description of Duties:
• Conducts prior art searches, patentability and marketability studies, evaluates new technologies.
• Provides training and outreach programs to faculty and students.
• Promotes new technologies to potential licensees globally. This includes writing public promotional materials.
• Identifies potential commercialization partners, ranging from management teams for start-ups to multinational corporations.
• Negotiates license agreements, fosters existing licensee relationships, and monitors compliance.
• Serves as first contact for all questions regarding intellectual property.
• Manages relationships with internal and external contacts, including researchers, licensees, and early-stage investors.
• Reports for regulatory compliance including Federal iEdison. Must seek continuing training to stay current on regulatory changes.
• Drafts agreements and contracts.
• Edits specific web pages using Cascade and similar tools.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervision Received:
Specific supervision from assigned supervisor.

Supervision Given:
Direct supervision of assigned staff.

Required Education:
Bachelor’s degree in business, engineering, or science from an accredited University.

Preferred Education:
Master’s degree or terminal degree in business, engineering, or science from an accredited University.


Required Experience:
• Two (2) years of experience in intellectual property management and commercialization, including experience in facilitating inventor disclosure, and in managing inventor patent attorney relationship and experience in managing and negotiating licenses in the science, engineering, biomedical, and/or health-related intellectual property, or
• One (1) year of the required experience with a Master’s degree in business, engineering, or science from an accredited University.

Preferred Experience:
More than the required experience in the required duties. Experience leading and managing technology transfer staff and interns. Experience in higher education environment. Strong background in science or engineering.

Use of standard office equipment, especially Microsoft suite programs: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook or equivalent email system. Experience with patent analytical software. Standard Computer and Software Skills.

Working Conditions:
Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties. Office Environment; some travel and weekend work is required. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.

Exceptional planning and organizational skills. Ability to work on multiple assignments contemporaneously. Self-starter with strong intellectual curiosity and strategic thinking. Team Oriented. Outstanding oral and written communication skills. Strong interpersonal skills. Ability to work on multiple assignments simultaneously. Self-starter with strong intellectual curiosity and strategic thinking.

Physical Capabilities: N/A
Employment Category: Full-Time
Minimum Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Posted Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Position Available Date: 05/25/2023
Grant Funded Position: No
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EEO Statement:
It is the policy of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to promote and ensure equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or protected veteran status. In accordance with the requirements of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, our University is committed to comply with all government requirements and ensures non-discrimination in its education programs and activities, including employment. We encourage women, minorities and differently abled persons to apply for employment positions of interest.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Dear Applicant, Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following: *Date of Birth *Social Security Number *Gender *Ethnicity/Race Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at (956)665-8880 and/or

Additional Information:
UTRGV is a distributed location institution and working location is subject to change based on need.

All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Substitutions to the above requirements must have prior approval from the VP of HR & Talent Development .

To apply, visit jeid-3cea72f4e6b6a340965cac155101f7f3

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