Carilion Innovation Licensing Manager

Roanoke, VA, US, 24011

Job Summary

Be at your best with an organization that equips you to do so.  Whose people unite in making lives better. At Carilion Clinic, we help communities stay healthy and our region grow stronger through compassionate care, medical education and research, and neighborhood outreach. As part of our team you can expect professional stability, strong technological resources, and the advancement potential of a regional leader.

Based in Roanoke, VA, we are an award-winning, community-based network of hospitals, primary and specialty physician practices, and affiliations with prestigious academic medical institutions. Explore how joining a regional leader can enhance your ability to learn, grow, and succeed.

Carilion Innovation (CI) is newly established and set on becoming one of the world’s leading Innovation centers within a healthcare system. Our metrics center on tangibly improving the health of our community through growing and establishing startups, as well as creating next-gen products and services.

The Licensing Manager (LM) will have the unique opportunity to vanguard the licensing capabilities and processes at Carilion. The LM guides and executes the full arch of commercialization: advising during intake and assessment, determining the best path forward (e.g. spin out or licensing to established company), the patent strategy, developing go-to-market plan, outreach, and negotiating agreements. Following a hub-and-spoke model, the LM will have access to an expansive set of resources: marketing, prior art, and regulatory experts, IP counsel, and others as needed or identified by the LM. Additionally, work collaboratively with our regional partners: Virginia Tech, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute, University of Virginia, and many others. The role is a growth position, giving the candidate ample space and support to create, build, and lead Licensing and new initiatives they envision. Ideal candidates can easily shift and ensure continuity between vision, strategy, execution, and metrics. CI is a tightknit team that is inclusive, trusting, and respectful.

The Licensing Manager will perform specific job responsibilities:

  1. With deep domain expertise, guide inventor(s) through invention disclosures to commercialization process.
  2. Work with inventor(s), Innovation team, and other experts to determine best path to commercial translation and appropriate IP strategies of inventions.
  3. Perform market research and work with consultants and inventor(s) to identify potential licensees and contacts within those companies;
  4. Work with inventor(s), external IP experts, and patent/IP counsel to manage patent prosecution and other protection of inventions;
  5. Draft and negotiate various agreements (in coordination with legal counsel) and manage ongoing relationships with licensees. If best commercialization path is spinning out a startup, LM works with inventor(s) and resources to create pitch decks for investors and draw in a management team;
  6. Guide inventor(s) through invention disclosures, NDAs, conflict of interest considerations, prior art searches, assessments, and the results;
  7. Direct, motivate and counsel innovator(s) as appropriate. Participate in events to promote CI and commercialization opportunities. CI’s methodologies are anchored in Human-Centered Design, Lean Startup, and Agile so the LM should have a general knowledge of these frameworks;



Minimum Qualifications

Education: Bachelor's degree required. Master's, MBA, and/or Ph.D. Degree preferred.

Experience: Experience in commercializing intellectual property and tech transfer in health care and related environments. Experience patent process, negotiating and executing licensing agreements, collaboration agreements, Minimum of five (5) years leadership, licensing, or healthcare equivalent experience required. Minimum of three (3) years experience in technology transfer.

Other Minimum Qualifications: Demonstrated project management skills. Ability to build rapport and establish relationships  through strong interpersonal skills. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to work independently with minimal direction. Proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet computer software and data analysis. Must satisfactorily complete orientation processes.


Our Values

Below are our core values that we strive to embody and expect of all our team members:

Collaboration: Working together with purpose to achieve shared goals.

Commitment:  Unwavering in our quest for exceptional quality and service.

Compassion:  Putting heart into everything we do.

Courage:  Doing what’s right for our patients without question.

Curiosity:  Fostering creativity and innovation in our pursuit of excellence.


Requisition Number: 56517 
Employment Status: Full time 
Location: CASB - Carilion Administrative Services Building 
Shift: Day 
Shift Details: Monday - Friday 8am-5pm. Additional hours as needed.
Recruiter: DAVID L NIVEN 
Recruiter Phone: 540-983-4057 
Recruiter Email: dlniven@carilionclinic.org

This is Carilion Clinic ...

An organization where innovation happens, collaboration is expected and ideas are valued. A not-for-profit, mission-driven health system built on progress and partnerships. A courageous team that is always learning, never discouraged and forever curious.

Headquartered in Roanoke, Va., you will find a robust system of award winning
hospitals, Level 1 and 3 trauma centers, Level 3 NICU, Institute of Orthopedics and Neurosciences, multi-specialty physician practices, and The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute.

Carilion is where you can make your own path, make new discoveries and, most importantly, make a difference. Here, in a place where the air is clean, people are kind and life is good. Make your tomorrow with us.

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