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Technology Commercialization Associate

(Part-Time Durational Project/Program Specialist)

Technology Commercialization Services

Office of the Vice President for Research

Collaborating as a member of a technology-focused team to prioritize and achieve unit goals and objectives within the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR), the Technology Commercialization Associate will be responsible for managing the evaluation, patenting and licensing of a portfolio of University inventions in the physical sciences and engineering.

This is a six-month, part-time/20 hours per week, temporary project/program specialist appointment, requiring strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills, the ability to work both independently and as a member of an integrated team, and the ability to distill and articulate technical concepts in order to communicate effectively across a broad range of technologies and constituencies in a timely manner.  Experience and/or a willingness to market and sell early stage technologies is a plus.

Summary of duties:

  • Review of physical science and engineering research and invention disclosures to determine and discuss patentability and market potential, and monitor for progress and commercial success.
  • Support management of patent prosecution for inventions, including summarizing scientific and patent literature and technical documents, preparing invention assessments, non-confidential marketing materials.

Desired qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s or higher degree (preferred) in the physical sciences or engineering.
  2. Three or more years of experience working in a science or engineering related position.
  3. Knowledge of intellectual property management, patent application and prosecution process.

Preferred qualifications:

  1. Strong interpersonal and communication skills with an ability to distill and articulate technical concepts in order to communicate effectively across a broad range of technologies and constituencies.
  2. Experience and/or a willingness to market and sell early stage technologies.

Hourly rate will be commensurate with experience.  The primary location base for this position will be at the UConn Storrs campus, with occasional travel to Farmington and branch campuses.

To apply, please forward a letter of application describing how your experience relates to the position, a resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references to:

Laurie Pudlo, MPS HRM
Administrative Manager
Office of the Vice President for Research
University of Connecticut
laurie.pudlo@uconn.edu
860-486-4247

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.