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Posted: August 13, 2019

The Licensing Contracts Officer (LCO) uses skills as a seasoned, experienced intellectual property (IP) / technology licensing professional with a full understanding of industry practices and organization policies and procedures to resolve a wide range of issues. The Licensing Contracts Officer independently manages a portfolio of tangible research property generated by UCSF researchers as well as negotiates Material Transfer Agreements, Non-exclusive Licenses and Bailments, Confidentiality Agreements, and Inter-institutional Agreements with input from his/her supervisor or the case manager. The LCO works to further UCSF’s mission to disseminate valuable research tools to other institutions and companies in order to enable research endeavors. 

UCSF Innovation Ventures strives to translate our scientific discoveries for public use and benefit. Whether it’s a new drug molecule, diagnostic, medical device or digital health application, our goal is to ensure the best new therapies and technologies can make their way to the patient as efficiently and safely as possible. 

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.

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The “Catalyst Awards Summer Internship Program” provides an opportunity to be part of an innovative project team to learn about early translational research and the process of translating academic discoveries into products for patient benefit. The primary focus for Catalyst Summer Interns is to draft Target Product Profiles (TPPs) for the 2018-2019 Catalyst Awardees. While creating the TPPs, interns will learn about intellectual property, competitive landscape, regulatory issues, clinical trial patient population selection, and clinical trial endpoints. 

Eligibility: Students (graduate or professional), post-doctoral fellows, medical residents, clinical fellows, Master's in Translational Medicine students, and business students are among those invited to apply.

Participation Requirements: 30-40 total hours over Summer 2019. This allows for flexibility with respect to fitting in other activities and commitments (other internships, summer jobs, vacations, etc).

Deadline: Monday, May 20, 2019

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For more information, contact:

Roopa Ramamoorthi, PhD, PMP
[email protected] 

The UCSF Technology Management (Licensing) Internship Program in the Office of Technology Management  (OTM) offers a unique opportunity for interested individuals to gain exposure and experience in the area of university technology commercialization and intellectual property management.  Interns work closely with Technology Licensing Officers on a part-time basis, assisting with technology assessments.  The goal of the program is to offer support for the Licensing Team while providing a useful educational experience for the Interns.

The major duties for the Intern would be new technology evaluations (for patentability and commercial viability purposes) and putting together marketing material for new technologies (non-confidential disclosures and generating company lists tailored to each specific technology and finding the appropriate contact people at these companies). 

This is a part-time internship.  Interns need to be currently enrolled in or have completed a Ph.D. program in the Life Sciences or Engineering. We expect our interns to commit 10 hrs/week for at least six months.  Interns are also expected to attend weekly staff meetings and inventor meetings, so local candidates only.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. To inquire about opportunities and to apply for the internship, please send your resume and cover letter to [email protected] or [email protected].


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