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This position will remain posted until a suitable candidate has been identified. - Priority consideration will be given to applicants that apply by 11/30/2020.
The Office of Innovation & Commercialization (OIC) is supporting a campus-wide innovation platform to build a systemic, inclusive, and sustainable innovation culture, drive social and economic prosperity through the creation of a vibrant regional ecosystem, and accelerate the commercialization of UC San Diego inventions. It is our mission to create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment for all employees. We have a shared responsibility to build a workplace and culture that celebrates, values, and encourages the diverse perspectives of our employees. Our success is defined by the communities we serve, and achieved by creating equal opportunity for all.
In close consultation with the AVC-OIC the Director of Business Affairs & Commercialization will provide high level management and advising for a comprehensive intellectual property and technology agreements program for the campus that is aligned and integrated with the overall goals of the campus leadership and OIC. The Director will, in association with the AVC-OIC, set a customer-oriented solutions-driven direction and focus for the Intellectual Property and Commercialization units, with an emphasis on building long-term sustainable relationships with UC San Diego researchers and the private sector, and developing relationships between researchers and companies. The Director will exercise maximum initiative and sound leadership within the parameters of department and university policies and regulations to assist the AVC-OIC in accomplishing the goals and objectives of the Office of Innovation and Commercialization and will work as part of the leadership team to define and implement the strategic direction for the office, particularly as it relates to the commercialization functions.
The Director will represent the AVC-OIC in the review and approval of selected business arrangements and agreements, execute business agreements in accordance with delegated authority, represent the office and the campus at professional meetings, conferences, and investment and economic development meetings and events, and assist the AVC-OIC in organizing and optimizing the oversight of intellectual property agreements and activities. The Director is responsible for providing general operational oversight, training, and mentoring to professional staff within the Intellectual Property and Commercialization units.
The Director will oversee the transfer of UC San Diego-owned research materials, and will advise on the educational and service programs provided to the campus community and relating to material transfer issues and awareness. The Director will advise the AVC-I&C on organizing and optimizing the general operations of the commercialization functions for OIC, consisting of the Intellectual Property and Commercialization groups.
The Director has the full scope of responsibilities for overseeing issues regarding the negotiation of agreements, licensees, contracts, and evaluating portfolio inventions in various stages of development. The incumbent will serve as a liaison for faculty and staff across all UCSD offices to aid in developing technology development strategies and to ensure compliance with University-wide and campus policies. Extensive interaction is required with campus researchers, senior campus administrators, potential industry partners, patent and contract attorneys, industrial scientists, senior business development executives, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists. The Director will represent the university throughout the community in building relationships with industry, investors, entrepreneurs, sponsors, underrepresented groups, and others in the community who can partner with the university to further our economic development goals.
Graduation from college with a major in business administration, economics, operations research, engineering, a physical science, or an allied field, and ten (10) years of experience working with Intellectual Property and/or Technology Agreements; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Bachelor's Degree in related area and extensive experience or advance
UC San Diego is an academic powerhouse and economic engine, recognized as one of the top 8 public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Innovation is central to who we are and what we do. Here, students learn that knowledge isn't just acquired in the classroom - life is their laboratory. UC San Diego's rich academic portfolio includes six undergraduate colleges, five academic divisions and five graduate and professional schools. The university's award-winning scholars are experts at the forefront of their fields with an impressive track record for achieving scientific, medical and technological breakthroughs.