H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center

Tampa, FL

Job posting number: #7219637 (Ref:hlj_52005)

Posted: February 21, 2024

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Summary


Position Highlights:

  • The Licensing Specialist will provide assistance in the protection and licensing of Moffitt's intellectual assets. This position will engage faculty and staff to identify new intellectual property. The Licensing Specialist will assist with performing patentability and market potential assessment on new technologies.The licensing Specialist will collaborate with patent counsel on patent preparation and prosecution. This position will be responsible for preparing marketing materials and executing marketing campaigns for licensing opportunities. 


  • Conducts patent and scientific literature searches to find relevant IP
  • Supports meetings by creating agendas, taking meeting minutes, and tracking action items.
  • Completes comprehensive analysis of new inventions to determine if patent protection should be pursued
  • Reviews and provides feedback on draft patent applications and USPTO Office Actions
  • Prepares technology summaries in different formats and executes marketing campaigns 
  • Gathers business information on potential licensing partners 
  • Assists with planning events to promote Moffitt's research and innovations

Credentials and Experience: 

  • Bachelor's Degree - field of study: Life Sciences or related field 
    • In lieu of a Bach's degree, an associate degree in Life Science or related field of study with an additional 2 years of scientific and/or business development experience for a total of 4 years of an equivalent combination of experience may be considered
  • 1 year of scientific experience and 1 year of business development exp
  • Scientific experience may include performing laboratory, translational, clinical, and observational research.  
  • Business development experience may include licensing technologies, forging industry collaborations, creating/growing new ventures, and protecting intellectual property



Mission To create a Moffitt culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion as we strive to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer. Vision To advance and accelerate a culture of access, equity, and inclusion. Diversity is a priority at Moffitt and is meant "to promote a culture of diversity and inclusion as we contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer." The Enterprise Equity Department focuses its efforts on eliminating those obstacles to an individual’s ability to exist within their personal comfort zone at the cancer center. Everyone is important to meeting this priority. Addressing and responding to diversity and inclusion fosters an environment where mutual respect for diverse cultures, communication styles, languages, customs, beliefs, values, traditions, experiences and other ways in which we identify ourselves, is the expectation.

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