Senior Licensing Manager
Florida State University

Tallahassee, Florida

Posted in Education and Training

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Job Info

Job Title: Senior Licensing Manager
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 51497

The Office of Commercialization seeks to fill the Senior Licensing Manager position.

Equal Employment Opportunity

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be accessed at:

Responsibilities Responsible for managing the identification, evaluation protection and commercialization of intellectual property rights. Works with FSU faculty and staff to evaluate research developments to identify potential commercial opportunities, obtain invention disclosures, advise on best practices in order to maximum revenue potential for IP license, and initiates strategies for success; and works with outside firms to design protection for identified intellectual property. Independently negotiates and drafts legal license agreements developing terms, structure, and agreement language with established companies and/or identify potential startup company opportunities.With regards to startup companies, works to identify potential entrepreneurs and help direct them to resources available for establishing a company capable of successfully licensing University IP; fosters relationships between licensee and faculty/staff inventors to aid in commercialization of licensed IP, including the facilitation and encouragement of sponsored research in the inventors' laboratories. The position also manages a portfolio of license agreements and ensures contract terms are met in a timely manner by licensee.

Serves as university representative responsible for dissemination of information through various forms of presentations to internal and external groups affiliated with or interested in FSU research and IP; represents department at designated local, regional, and national intellectual property programs, conferences, business meetings and related events; develops office marketing plan and oversees social media strategy, trends, reporting and success rate campaigns. Responsible for day to day training, guidance and mentorship to junior staff members and department intern(s). Assist with special projects as designated by the director on an as needed basis, as well as acts on the Director's behalf in their absence.

Provide hands-on support to Office of Commercialization programs and events to include, but not limited to: university internal distribution of grants, events displaying University technologies/intellectual property, faculty and staff recognition events, and any other program, projects or events that Office of Commercialization is involved in or supports. Other duties as assigned as it relates to the administration of commercialization of research endeavors at FSU.
Represent the University in a variety of local, state, and national venues that promote university-industry collaboration.


Requires a Master's degree in an appropriate area of specialization and two years of experience, or a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization and four years of relevant experience. (Note: Higher education may be accepted at the equivalent rate.)

Ability to demonstrate critical thinking based upon in-depth data, substantiating information, considering and respecting others' input, personal values, and ethics.

Ability to effectively train and direct the work of others.

Ability to represent the University in appointed area as required.

Knowledge of and ability to interpret and apply related federal, state, and local laws, ordinances, rules and regulations.

Knowledge of and the ability to interpret and apply related University policies, procedures, principles, and practices.

Ability to develop and implement policies, procedures, goals, and objectives.

Ability to develop and implement a successful marketing plan/strategy.

University Information

One of the nation's elite research universities, Florida State University preserves, expands, and disseminates knowledge in the sciences, technology, arts, humanities, and professions, while embracing a philosophy of learning strongly rooted in the traditions of the liberal arts and critical thinking. Founded in 1851, Florida State University is the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida. FSU is a community steeped in tradition that fosters research, encourages creativity, and embraces diversity. At FSU, there's the excitement of being part of a vibrant academic and professional community, surrounded by people whose ideas are shaping tomorrow's news!

Learn more about our university and campuses.

Pay Plan

This is an A&P (Administrative and Professional) position.

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Soft Money Funded Position

This is a soft money funded position, with renewal based on available funds and the needs of the University.


Monday - Friday, 8am-5pm, with occassional attendance at events after 5pm.

Criminal Background Check

This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check. The background check will be conducted as authorized and in accordance with University Policy 4-OP-C-7-B11.

How To Apply

If qualified and interested in a specific job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service.

Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include all work history up to ten years, and education details even if attaching a resume.

Open until filled

This position is being advertised as open until filled.

Tobacco Free Campus

Effective January 1, 2014, tobacco use, including simulated tobacco use, is prohibited on property, interior and exterior, owned or managed by Florida State University. This policy applies to all Florida State University students, employees, consultants, contractors, visitors, and external individuals.

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