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STEPS OTC Fellows Program

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Job Title STEPS OTC Fellows Program
Requisition Number TE02873
Department Name 3J532:STEPS Temporary Employment
Work Location Lexington, KY
Salary Range $15-20/hr
Type of Position Temporary
Position Time Status Part-Time
Required Education

Current undergraduate students who have completed 90+ credit hours, graduate students, or post-doctoral scholars.
Must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
Graduate students must have permission from their advisor to participate.

Required Related Experience
Required License/Registration/Certification
Physical Requirements

Office setting – lifting up to 20 lbs.


10 hours per week to be worked during business hours of Mon-Fri 8a-5p.

Job Summary

Typical projects may include, dependent upon educational
background and career motivation:
• Conducting scientific, market, prior art, and patent search
and analysis
• Assessing the commercial viability of new inventions through
market research and competitive analysis
• Identifying potential licensees or inventors
• Developing marketing materials
• Assisting with the management of a patent docket, including
creating useful patent data and analytics for the office
• Collecting royalty rate research and developing preliminary
valuation models
• Assisting in the review of agreements for contract management
and organization

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Applicants with a clinical, scientific, technical, business or law background are encouraged to apply. The following will be considered to be preferred experience:
• Completion of MKT 601: Marketing Research
• Completion of MKT 624: Entrepreneurship and Business
• Completion of LAW 801: Contracts I
• Completion of LAW 802: Contract II
• Completion of LAW 934: Patent Law
• Completion of LAW 935: Intellectual Property
• Completion of LAW 936: Intellectual Property Transactions
• Participation in the Scholars in Engineering & Management (SEAM) Program
• Participation in the Biopharmaceutical Engineering Track
• Participation in the UK Entrepreneurs Club
• Participation in Wildcat Investors
• Participation in campus business plan competitions
• Participation in the Intellectual Property Society
• Participation in the Business Law Society

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience
Deadline to Apply 11/17/2017
University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Why are you interested in becoming an OTC Fellow, and how can you contribute to the commercialization of UK technologies?

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents