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Technology Licensing Analyst

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Work type: Full Time
Location: Troy, NY, Remote (US Only)
Categories: Staff, Institutional Research

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Job Summary

The Technology Licensing Analyst in the Office of Intellectual Property and Technology Licensing (IPTL) plays a crucial role in the transfer of cutting-edge intellectual property (IP) from Rensselaer to the marketplace. Collaborating closely with the IP Manager and Licensing Associate, the Technology Licensing Analyst will be responsible for licensing and marketing IP, engaging with key stakeholders including researchers and startups, and managing the IP portfolio, including iEdison compliance.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in relevant field (e.g., law, business, science, engineering)

Two (2) or more years in experience in technology transfer, patent law, or related areas

Relevant combinations of education, training and experience may be considered.

Preferred Qualifications

Master's Degree in relevant field (e.g., law, business, science, engineering)

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Working knowledge of intellectual property and technology commercialization matters, and an understanding of the patent and licensing processes.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data, preferably including scientific data
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, documentation, writing, and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, rapidly changing environment
  • Demonstrated problem solving and project management skills
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of university and private sector individuals and groups

Job Duties

  1. Support licensing agreement negotiations.  Promote technology transfer through marketing and outreach efforts.
  2. Collaborate with faculty, researchers, and industry partners to identify licensable technologies. Evaluate patent portfolios and assess commercial potential.
  3. Work closely with IP Manager and patent attorneys to manage patent applications. Coordinate patent filings, responses, and maintenance. Conduct prior art searches and patent landscape analyses.
  4. Assist the IP Manager and Licensing Associate in educating faculty, students, and staff on IP policies, licensing processes, and best practices. Organize workshops and seminars to enhance IP literacy.
  5. Engage with industry partners, investors, and entrepreneurs to explore licensing opportunities. Foster relationships with external stakeholders to promote RPI’s IP portfolio.
  6. Maintain accurate records of inventions and patents in compliance with the iEdison reporting system. Assist researchers in fulfilling their reporting obligations. Monitor deadlines and ensure timely submissions.
  7. Perform other duties as assigned.


Business Hours: Monday - Friday


Local travel between campus locations only


Incidental driving possible, but not required

Starting Salary/Rate

Expected hiring range: $60,000 - $75,000

Pay transparency disclosure: The selected candidate’s salary will be determined based on factors that include the available budget, internal equity, and the final candidate’s qualifications, experience, education and other job-related credentials. This hiring range is provided as Rensselaer’s good faith estimate of the expected hiring range at the time of posting.

Application instructions

Follow the on-screen prompts to create a brief online profile. Please be ready to upload your resume and cover letter.

If you need assistance with the online application process, please contact

Job Posted Date

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Total Compensation and Benefits Information

Rensselaer’s Total Compensation Program is designed to provide stable pay growth, a comprehensive and affordable benefits package, and a comprehensive and affordable retiree medical and prescription plan. Rensselaer is recognized locally and nationally for the depth and breadth of its compensation and benefits program. Our goal is to provide you and your family with a comprehensive health and welfare program as an umbrella of financial security and protection during your employment. For more information, please visit Benefits | Human Resources (

We welcome candidates who will bring diverse cultural, ethnic, national and international perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus communities.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity, Race/Gender/Veterans/Disability Employer.




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