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Company Location :
Los Angeles, CA
Job Position :
Business Development Associate
Job Category :
Jobs in California

Job Description :
The UCLA Technology Development Group serves as a campus-wide gateway to Innovation, Research and Entrepreneurship. Our mission is to promote UCLA innovation, research, teaching and entrepreneurship to benefit society; create economic value to support UCLA’s scholarly and educational missions and the State of California; and lead UCLA’s research community to bring innovation to market.

There are four (4) primary areas of responsibility of the Business Development Associate: 1) market UCLA patents and inventions to industry, 2) inform UCLA faculty, staff and students about UCLA TDG services and UC IP policies, 3) help facilitate UCLA-industry partnership opportunities, and 4) promote UCLA licensing successes to internal and external stakeholders.

Under the general supervision of the Senior Director of BioPharmaceuticals, the Business Development Associate is responsible for working with licensing personnel to assist in the marketing of technology portfolios. Marketing assistance may include some or all of the following functions: assessment of commercial viability of technology; evaluation of market size; identification of potential licensees and key contacts and initiation of direct contact with potential licensees. The Business Development Associate may also be responsible for marketing the technology transfer office to industry and maintaining industry contacts. The Business Development Associate has no case management responsibilities and is involved only in identifying qualified license prospects.

There are five key categories that the Business Development Associate’s responsibilities fall under: (1) Non-Confidential Description (NCD) Drafting and Updating; (2) Client & Industry Relations; (3) Case Marketing; (4) Tech Fellow program oversight and management; and (5) Other Analytical Duties.

Percentage of Time:

Shift Start:
8:00 am

Shift End:
5:00 pm

Qualifications for Position




Advanced degree in life science or physical science.


Demonstrated ability to analyze scientific and technical information.


Demonstrated skill in performing market research analysis using a combination of scientific – and industry – specific commercial databases and web-based resources; ability to create and refine database and internet search strategies.


Knowledge of UC patent policy, equity policy, and all other UC policies relating to intellectual property (e.g. copyright, consulting, etc.)


Ability to interpret and explain UC policies and their underlying principles to interested parties. Understanding of the Bayh-Dole Act, and how it impacts the ownership and reporting obligations for inventions arising from research supported through federal funding sponsor requirements.

Can be trained

Working knowledge of principles of business and intellectual property law.

Can be trained

An understanding of marketing and communications concepts to effectively present services, products, and ideas to specific client groups.


Skill in writing technical, marketing and educational material that is clear, comprehensive, concise, and grammatically correct.


Interpersonal skills to work effectively with faculty members, academic administrators, industry representatives, and co-workers.


Demonstrated ability to work independently, follow through on assignments and complete tasks thoroughly and accurately with deadlines and frequent interruptions and to adapt to and prioritize due to sudden shifts in work assignments.


Oral communication skills to speak effectively on a one-to-one basis and in small groups, to engage in fact finding, to convey oral information, in a clear manner.


Proven ability and willingness to think critically and to continually assess the effectiveness of procedures.


Skill in organizing, establishing, and maintaining on-line and paper files.


Demonstrated ability to enter data accurately and efficiently, and create queries and analysis reports. Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.


Experience working in a university-based technology transfer office.


Specialty in Life Science is strongly preferred.


Additional Posting Information

Bargaining Unit:
99-Policy Covered

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