Senior Licensing Officers – The Ohio State University

Please note: this job has already been filled by Gardner Innovation Search Partners.

Gardner Innovation Search Partners has been charged with finding exceptional candidates to join the Office of Innovation and Economic Development’s Technology Commercialization Office at The Ohio State University in the following Senior Licensing Officer roles:

Life Sciences, Animal Health, Ag Tech

Chemistry/Biochemistry, Physics

Digital Health, Software & AI


The Senior Licensing Officer (“SLO”) is responsible for identifying technologies with commercial applications, evaluating the commercial potential of technologies, identifying potential licensees, preparing non-confidential technical information for marketing purposes, developing and implementing specific marketing strategies for each technology, and drafting and negotiating mid- to large-sized license agreements and other types of agreements including material transfer, collaboration and nondisclosure agreements. They are responsible for performing own, or directing licensing officers’, negotiations related to the Intellectual Property (IP), as well as demonstrating valuation and IP understanding. The SLO may also be responsible for mentoring and support of licensing analysts, licensing managers and student interns. The ideal candidate will be a visionary and inspiring team member who is committed to fostering an inclusive, innovative, and high performing culture with a varied group of people representing diverse ideas, perspectives, and background.  

Required Qualifications: Masters, MBA, JD, or Ph.D. in physical sciences, biochemistry, mathematics, statistics or related field. Minimum of six (6) years’ experience in any combination of corporate licensing/M&A, university technology transfer and/or industry technical roles within research or engineering required. Industry experience highly desired.

Target Salary: Salary is flexible and will be based on experience.

You can send your resume, a cover letter explaining the Senior Licensing Officer position(s) you are interested in and your qualifications for the role(s), deal sheet, and any questions to:

Lisa Rooney, Recruiter


Glen Gardner, Recruiter


Dave Winwood, Recruiter


Read the full position specification here.