Technology Commercialization Analyst

Houston, Texas
May 21 2021
Health Sciences
Organization Type
The mission of The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation, and the world through outstanding programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention, and through education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public.

The primary purpose of the Technology Analyst is to facilitate the disclosure of new inventions and will advise inventors on additional research they could perform to maximize the commercial value of their inventions.


Technology Assessment
Evaluate all new invention disclosures for patentability and market potential

IP Strategy
Provide guidance and advice to inventors regarding patentable claims and research activities that would lead to commercially valuable patents

Prepare, negotiate and close license agreements with licensees.

Identify and contact companies that may be interested in licensing new inventions.

Faculty Contact
Respond to and initiate contacts with faculty regarding their inventions and new ideas for inventions

Faculty Assistance
Provide assistance to inventors in completing Invention Disclosure Reports, reviewing lab notes for support documentation, reviewing inventor's public disclosure plans and identifying alternatives, if available.

Faculty Education
Provide assistance to inventors by explaining the patent application and prosecution process.

Other duties as assigned


Required: Bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences, Marketing, Business Administration, Healthcare Administration or related degree.

Preferred: PhD.


Required: Five years of experience in intellectual property, technology transfer, biotechnology industry, commercialization process or related. With preferred Master's degree, three years of required experience. With preferred PhD, one year of required experience.

Preferred: Previous experience in the office of Technology Commercialization.

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.

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