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MUSCP - Technology Transfer Associate

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Entity: MUSC Physicians University Medical Associates
Department: Bu/Other
Sub Department: UMA50-035-Dpt/Foundation-Research Dev.
Work type: Full-Time
Employee Type: MUSCP - Staff
Location: Charleston, SC-Downtown
Categories: Administrative & Non-Clinical Professionals
Pay scale: MUSCP-G12: $44,117.22 - $57,227.66 (min - mid)


Entity/Organization:  MUSC Physicians (MUSCP)

Hours per week: 40

Scheduled Work Hours/Shift:  Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm

Pay Basis/FLSA:  Salary / Exempt

Job Summary/Purpose

Technology transfer is the practice of transferring inventions from the research lab to the marketplace to benefit the public and requires an interesting blend of science, business, and law. The MUSC Foundation for Research Development (FRD) is seeking highly motivated individuals eager to make an impact utilizing technology transfer to transform MUSC discoveries from the laboratories into product and services that provide real-life solutions to the world’s medical needs.

The Technology Transfer Associate will be involved in multiple aspects of supporting development and commercialization of research and clinical innovations, including technology evaluation for patentability and commercial potential, market research, development and execution of marketing strategies, and identification of potential industrial partners. The Associate will also be exposed to intellectual property protection, licensing, business development, startup formation, and will have opportunities to interact with many MUSC researchers, clinicians, business and legal professionals, and companies of all sizes.

This is an excellent opportunity for those interested in alternative scientific and engineering careers to employ their broad technical expertise in a business and quasi-legal environment while gaining experience in converting basic research into practical applications. The Associate will gain valuable skills and experience to complement their scientific training in fields such as technology transfer, consulting, patent law and business development.

This is an entry-level technology transfer position that is suitable for recent graduates or individuals seeking to begin a career in the field. 

Required Minimum Training and Education: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in life sciences, physics, chemistry or engineering (biomedical and mechanical), with a preference for candidates that possess post-baccalaureate training or credentials.
  • Preference for advanced and/or a professional degrees.
  • Experience not required, but prior technology transfer internships/exposure is highly valued.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Conduct prior art and preliminary patentability searches and analyses
  • Evaluate and write technology assessments
  • Attend meetings with MUSC inventors
  • Perform market research and analysis
  • Create non-confidential marketing materials for MUSC technologies
  • Conduct marketing campaigns
  • Assist case managers in the evaluation, management, marketing and licensing of inventions
  • Other duties as necessary

Physical Requirements: Continuous requirements are to perform job functions while standing, walking and sitting. Ability to bend at the waist, kneel, climb stairs, reach in all directions, fully use both hands and legs, possess good finger dexterity, perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders, reach in all directions. Maintain 20/40 vision corrected, see and recognize objects close at hand and at a distance, work in a latex safe environment and work indoors.  Frequently lift and/or carry objects weighing 20 lbs (+/-) unassisted. Lift from 36” to overhead 15 lbs.  Infrequently work in dusty areas and confined/cramped spaces.

 



The Medical University of South Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer. MUSC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, age, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, protected veteran status, family or parental status, or any other status protected by state laws and/or federal regulations. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment based upon applicable qualifications, merit and business need.


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The Medical University of South Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer. MUSC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, age, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, protected veteran status, family or parental status, or any other status protected by state laws and/or federal regulations. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment based upon applicable qualifications, merit and business need.