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Associate Director for Contract and Finance


This position is for an accounting/finance professional to join the leadership of Center for Technology Licensing at Cornell University to advance the university's technology transfer program. The individual directs and supervises the contract and finance group, develops, implements and improves procedures in the management of license income, revenue distribution, payment of patent expenses and contract compliance. He/she directs and prepares financial reports related to licensing distribution, patent expenses and other budgetary statements to the Executive Director, Office of the Vice Provost for Research, and other research colleges and units. The individual manages and improves sophisticated database and software system, acquires additional tools when necessary, to enable automation in selected functions in license revenue distribution and reports. The individual directs and maintains sound accounting and finance transactions procedures in account payables, receivables, equity positions and other assets, and directs the management of recording, reporting and compliance of all licenses and other contracts. He/she develops annual budgets under the guidance of the Executive Director, serves as an advisor to Executive Director and licensing professionals regarding areas of concern in agreements, revenues projection and expense control, and interacts with licensees regarding compliance and financial transactions. The individual should have strong background and experiences in dealing with complex accounting and finance systems, sophisticated knowledge of data recording and management, and excellent organizational and management skills.


Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance with at least five years' experience in a fast paced environment managing multiple priorities. Supervisory experience and the ability to build collaborative teams essential. Excellent customer service and communication skills, both written and verbal, required. CPA or MBA in finance/accounting desirable. Knowledge or experience with industry finance groups or university technology transfer desirable.


Background check may be required. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.


Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery and engagement. Located in Ithaca, NY, Cornell's far-flung global presence includes the medical college's campuses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, as well as the new Cornell Tech campus to be built on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City.


Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage. We're an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.


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Administrative Assistant - New York City


*This position is located in New York City.*


Responsible for reception and mail duties for the CTL WCMC Office, calendaring for all CTL WCMC Office professionals, office supplies and general office equipment maintenance and operation for CTL WCMC Office.

Periodically, set up internet connectively to enable staff and managers meetings between CTL WCMC Office and CTL Ithaca Office.

Occasionally, provide assistance in outreach events hosted or organized by CTL on WCMC campus or elsewhere in NYC city.

Upon request, prepare routine, non-technical, business correspondence for the office.


Qualifications

High school Diploma with at least 6 months experience in an office and have some familiarity with scientific terminology. Must be comfortable functioning as a professional in a formal business work environment. He/she will have mastered standard office software applications for word-processing, spreadsheet, and internet search engines.

The individual must be a team player, independent worker, service-oriented, and with a welcoming personality. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to:

  • Work and communicate effectively and professionally with a broad range of constituents, including members of the faculty and administration, and business representatives
  • Read, understand, and prepare routine, non-technical, business correspondence

Understanding of medical and/or life science terminology preferred


Background check may be required. No relocation assistance is provided for this position. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.


Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery and engagement. Located in Ithaca, NY, Cornell's far-flung global presence includes the medical college's campuses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, as well as the new Cornell Tech campus to be built on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City.


Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage. We're an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.


To apply, click here.






Technology Commercialization and Liaison Officer - Ithaca


This position is for a professional to join the Executive Director and other senior managers in the management of a comprehensive intellectual property program for Cornell University. The professional is responsible for evaluating a portfolio of physical science inventions in various stages of development, tangible research properties, and copyright materials developed at Cornell for their technical utility, commercial potential, and available protection under federal and state statutes. Using personal contacts and professional experience, and working with inventors and the research unit, the professional will target potential licensees and market the technologies. The professional will negotiate the terms and conditions for the transaction, and draft the necessary legal document to complete the licensing of Cornell intellectual property rights for commercial development to benefit the public. The individual will act as the primary liaison to the faculty members in physical science research to assist faculty and research staff in crystallizing their inventive ideas, making disclosure of the inventions, tangible research materials, and copyrightable materials to the university. Extensive interaction is required with campus researchers, potential licensees, patent and contract attorneys, industrial scientists, senior business development executives, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists. Upon the Executive Director's request, the individual will also represent the center and the campus at professional meetings, technology trade conferences, and investment and economic development meetings and events. The individual will participate in educational and service programs provided by the Center to the campus community related to intellectual property issues and awareness.


Qualifications

A graduate degree in computer science and engineering with three or more years of industry experience or hands-on technology management experience in an academic technology transfer office. MBA or higher degree with industry experience in business development is preferred.


Background check may be required. No relocation assistance is provided for this position. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.


Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery and engagement. Located in Ithaca, NY, Cornell's far-flung global presence includes the medical college's campuses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, as well as the new Cornell Tech campus to be built on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City.


Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage. We're an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.


To apply, click here.