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Business Development Consultant I

Company: University of Central Florida
Location: Orlando
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Unleash YOUR Potential With UsAs a next-generation public research institute, we are an inclusive community of thinkers, doers, creators, innovators, healers, and leaders striving to shape the future and solve the world's most challenging problems. No matter what your role is, when you join Knight Nation, you'll play an integral role in pushing us forward to become among the most impactful universities in the country. You'll be met with opportunities to connect and collaborate with uniquely talented faculty, staff, and students across 13 colleges and multiple campuses and regional locations. That means greater challenges to tackle, more meaningful opportunities to grow, and rewarding experiences that go beyond a paycheck. We're seeking qualified, motivated individuals who will help UCF fulfill its mission in unleashing the potential of every individual, enriching the human experience through inclusion, discovery, and innovation; and propelling broad-based prosperity for the many communities we serve.The Opportunity:Evaluates and assesses the university's intellectual property for scientific merit, patentability, marketability, and commercialization potential. Advises Technology Transfer team on incoming and current inventions and recommends patent protection and commercialization strategies. Assists in the transfer of Physical Sciences technologies to industry partners or newly formed startup companies. Represents the University to the Physical Sciences community.Responsibilities:

  • Prepares market assessments for new inventions and current intellectual property cases in the physical sciences fields, focusing on evaluation of novelty, market potential, and likely commercialization path.
  • Leads preparation, presentation, and review of intellectual property cases for Technology Commercialization Committee meetings, coordinates review and approval of the Committee's recommendations.
  • Coordinates with inventors, tech writer, and licensing team to prepare summaries of the business opportunities for new inventions and works to advertise technologies available for licensing.
  • Assists with planning and executing strategic marketing activities (scientific conferences, business community initiatives, online promotion and licensing platforms, external marketing vendors, industry events) to promote university technologies; directs technologies to selected promotional channels.
  • Coordinates with licensing team to qualify leads during the technology discovery process for licensing and/or sponsored research.
  • Liaises with industry, investors, and entrepreneurs, as well as academic and non-profit organizations; represents the university and the Office of Research to the business, industry and entrepreneur community in matters relating to university technologies; assists with economic development/outreach programs.
  • Communicates with university stakeholders within innovation, partnership, entrepreneurial, and economic development activity areas in matters relating to university technologies; supports University of Central Florida Research Foundation, Inc. regarding matters related to university technology development and commercialization; supports marketing and communication efforts.
  • Reviews external communication efforts among the licensing and business development teams to facilitate consistent communication with potential licensees and partners.
  • Provides industry and market information for grant/contract proposals leveraging university technologies.
  • Coordinates tracking business development efforts in the intellectual property database.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.Minimum Qualifications:Bachelor's or Master's degree and 0+ years of relevant experience.Preferred Qualifications:
    • Experience in evaluation of physical sciences-related intellectual property; preparation of market assessments; development of promotional strategies and materials; and identification of potential industry partners.
    • Exceptional communication skills--oral and written.
    • Excellent interpersonal/human relations skills.
    • Ability to handle complex assignments.
    • Excellent analytical, organizational, and time management skills.Special Instructions to the Applicants:
      • Remote work within the state of Florida may be considered based upon specific circumstances.
      • If you are selected as the final candidate for an employment opportunity here at UCF, both your position and salary will be significantly based upon the information that you have provided in your application for employment. We urge you to please take the time to complete the application in its entirety.Are Benefits Important to You?Working at UCF has its perks!In addition to helping drive change and having a positive impact by supporting our students, staff, and faculty, UCF offers:
        • Benefit packages, including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending, and Employee Assistance Program
        • Paid time off, including annual and sick leave and paid holidays
        • Retirement savings options
        • Employee discounts, including tickets to many Orlando attractions
        • Education assistance
        • Flexible work environment
        • And more...For more benefits information, go to UCF Employee Benefits Guide (12-14-21)Who Are We?Founded in 1963 to fuel the region's talent pipeline and support the growing U.S. space program, UCF is built to make a better future for our students and society. It's one of the reasons U.S. News & World Report ranks UCF among the nation's top 20 most innovative colleges, while Forbes, Kiplinger, and The Princeton Review rank us a best-value university. UCF is one of 14 universities nationwide designated as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Research 1 university. With 13 colleges, including a fully accredited College of Medicine, UCF offers more than 220-degree programs between its main campus, downtown campus, hospitality campus, academic health sciences campus, and 11 UCF Connect centers located throughout the region. In addition, UCF extends its reach to communities in and beyond Central Florida by offering complete, online programs leading to bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, Ph.D.'s., certificates, and more.Unless explicitly stated on the job posting, it is UCF's expectation that an employee of UCF will reside in Florida as of the date the employment begins.DepartmentOffice of ResearchWork ScheduleMonday - Friday; 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Schedule may vary as required.Type of AppointmentRegularExpected SalaryNegotiableEqual Employment Opportunity Statement:As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at http//www.oie.ucf.edu/documents/PresidentsStatement.pdf.As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.

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