Technology Transfer Licensing Associate

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center & Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Job Location
Seattle, WA
Job Description

The Industry Relations and Technology Transfer office (IRTTO) at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC) invites qualified candidates to apply for the position of Licensing Associate. Under general supervision, the Licensing Associate is a self-starter who is responsible for (1) evaluating, protecting and marketing new inventions made by researchers at FHCRC, with particular emphasis on proprietary biological materials; (2) the drafting, negotiation, execution and management of material transfer agreements, Express Licenses, and other related agreements; and (3) assisting senior staff in evaluating new technologies, business development and industry relations opportunities. The Licensing Associate will perform the following:

- Develop and maintain positive relationships with members of the scientific staff and other employees to encourage disclosure of inventions
- Work with members of the scientific staff and other employees to ensure that disclosures contain the necessary information for filing patent applications and defining potential products
- Evaluate potential inventions for patentability and identification of potential applications.
- Determine, in association with senior licensing staff, whether patent applications should be filed
- Oversee the drafting, filing and prosecution of patent applications by outside counsel
- Manage outside counsel with respect to quality of work, timely response and expenses billed, review bills and docket
- Develop and implement patent protection strategies to maximize value of intellectual property, including filing of foreign applications
- May also involve marketing proprietary technologies to potential licenses, including identifying and pursuing specific marketing strategies for each technology.
- Prepare non-confidential summaries of technologies
- Assist senior licensing staff in evaluation, marketing, protecting and licensing new technologies beyond proprietary biological materials
- Draft, negotiate and manage materials transfer, confidentiality, inter-institutional, Express Licenses, and other agreements
- Assist senior staff in drafting, reviewing, and negotiating licenses and options
- Other duties as assigned

Broad knowledge in molecular biology, biochemistry and biology and a minimum of three years strong experience with the protection of intellectual property and patening processes in the biotechnology area.
Bachelor's Degree required. Advanced degree preferred.
Three years of industry or academic experience in identifying and/or commercializing technologies
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to work closely with a wide variety of individuals, including researchers, attorneys, companies and potential investors; ability to analyze and summarize technical information essential.
Outstanding ability to work collaboative as a team member
Flexibility to manage a wide

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