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MTA Coordinator

The MTA Coordinator will be responsible for preparing and managing all material transfer agreements (MTAs) for the transfer of tangible research materials to other non-profit institutions for both the Ithaca Campus and Weill Cornell Medical School. He/she will serve as the primary contact for all Cornell researchers interested in transferring tangible research material that is owned by Cornell University and work closely with Cornell researchers, and consult with TCLOs who manage the relevant technology portfolios and directors when necessary, to quickly and efficiently process all requests, including ensuring proper and appropriate documentation in an intellectual property database.


Qualifications

Associate degree with 4-6 years of experience in a fast paced office setting or equivalent combination. A background in life sciences highly desirable. Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills (both written and oral) required. Ability to interact with individuals at all levels, and provide exceptional customer service. Demonstrated judgment, initiative and ability to handle confidential information with tact and discretion. Strong skills in word processing, use of spreadsheets, and exposure to relational database software highly desirable.


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.


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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.






Technology Commercialization and Liaison Officer - New York City

This position is located in New York City.

We are seeking a professional to join the Executive Director and other senior managers in the management of a comprehensive intellectual property program for Cornell University. This person will be responsible for evaluating a portfolio of medical science inventions in various stages of development, tangible research properties, and copyright materials developed at Weill Cornell Medical College 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. She/he 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 medical 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. She/he 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 life sciences or biochemistry with three or more years of industry experience or hands-on technology management experience in an academic technology transfer office. PhD degree with industry experience in business development is preferred. An MBA is highly 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.


To apply, click here.