The Assistant Director, Technology Development will take the lead in securing the protection of inventions and promoting commercialization of inventions made as a result of the research conducted at UMBC.
Why Work at UMBC?
UMBC offers competitive compensation and over 4 weeks of vacation for regular full time roles. Tuition remission is also available.
A hybrid telework schedule may be available for Maryland residents.
The Assistant Director, Technology Development will take the lead in the evaluation of invention disclosures, securing intellectual property protection for selected disclosures, marketing intellectual property, negotiating licenses and other technology commercialization activity. The incumbent will advise faculty, students and staff on intellectual property matters and will educate faculty about the technology transfer process. The incumbent will conduct the OTD Technology Catalyst Fund proposal and award process. The incumbent will work to ensure compliance with research agreements, federal guidelines and other obligations that UMBC has with respect to inventions created as part of UMBC’s research enterprise.
Required Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelors Degree required
Five years experience with commercialization and agreement negotiation in an academic technology transfer setting or similar experience in technology transfer gained in industry or government
Possession of an advanced degree in a related field or JD may be substituted for two years of the required experience.
Graduation from a law school accredited by the Association of American Law School
Experience drafting, filing and prosecuting patent applications
Familiarity with sponsored research, compliance and related agreements and transactional experience related to start-up
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As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation upon hire showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.
UMBC is a dynamic public research university integrating teaching, research and service to benefit the citizens of Maryland. As an Honors University, the campus offers academically talented students a strong undergraduate liberal arts foundation that prepares them for graduate and professional study, entry into the workforce, and community service and leadership. UMBC emphasizes science, engineering, information technology, human services and public policy at the graduate level. UMBC contributes to the economic development of the State and the region through entrepreneurial initiatives, workforce training, K-16 partnerships, and technology commercialization in collaboration with public agencies and the corporate community. UMBC is dedicated to cultural and ethnic diversity, social responsibility and lifelong learning.