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IP OFCR 3 (Intellectual Property Officer)

University of California - Davis
remote work
United States, Davis
March 26, 2024

Under direction of the Director of Innovation Access or an Associate Director, manage UC Davis intellectual property for the benefit of the University's research and education mission and society in general. Responsible for patent case management, patenting and licensing UCD inventions in a number of scientific areas, with a primary emphasis in Physical Sciences and Engineering.

Educate campus researchers about intellectual property protection; evaluate invention disclosures and secure appropriate intellectual property protection.

Applicants will be screened on a weekly basis. The position can be filled prior to the apply by date.


Salary Range

$103,500.00 - $216,500.00 /annual (Department budgeted salary range: $103,500.00/yr. - $140,000.00/yr. Commensurate with experience.)

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Shift Hours

Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Davis, CA (This position may be eligible for remote work arrangements)

Union Representation


Benefits Eligible


Apply by Date



  • Sit and work for extended periods of time at a computer


  • Provide own transportation to off-site events and meetings.
  • Work overtime including evenings and weekends and/or holidays to meet business needs.
  • Occasional overnight travel is required.
  • The Smoke and Tobacco Free Environment policy is intended to provide a healthier, safer, and more productive work and learning environment for the entire UC community. The University of California prohibits smoking and tobacco use at all University owned or leased properties, or facilities operated by UC staff or faculty. Smoking and tobacco use are strictly prohibited in indoor and outdoor spaces, parking lots, residential space, and University vehicles.


Minimum Education/Experience:

  • Demonstrated ability and experience with interpreting and managing complex agreements.
  • College degree with advanced degree in Engineer and/or Physical Sciences, law or business; or equivalent experience with strong emphasis in a Engineering and/or Physical sciences.
  • Licensing experience in intellectual property and/or knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA) :

  • Strong organization, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to negotiate and draft license agreements, condentiality agreements, bailments, letter of intent and options.
  • Knowledge of patent and licensing law and practices.
  • Skills and ability to evaluate, market, protect and license life science and related inventions eciently and effectively.


Preferred Education/Experience:

  • UC or other higher education experience
  • Experience in a coordination or liaison role.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA) :

  • Knowledge of sponsored research agreements and material transfer agreements.
  • Written, oral communication and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to prepare and effectively deliver educational presentations concerning the Technology Transfer Service's activities.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues.
  • Ability to provide assistance, provide regularly scheduled summaries of activities and to respond to other requests by the Director.


Background Check

This position is a critical position and subject to a background check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history and identity checks.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging

At UC Davis, we're solving life's most urgent challenges to bring a fuller, healthier, and more resilient world within reach. We grow from every challenge we take on and we don't just maintain - we improve. We recognize that creating an inclusive and intellectually vibrant organization means understanding and valuing both our individual differences and our common ground. The most comprehensive solutions come from the most diverse minds, and you belong here. As you consider joining UC Davis, please explore our , our and for research and education, and our latest efforts to . The University of California, Davis is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

For the University of California's Affirmative Action Policy please visit: .

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