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Technology Commercialization and Liaison Officer

This position is for a professional to join the Vice Provost/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 life 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, the professional will target potential licensees, negotiate the terms and conditions for the transaction, and draft the necessary legal document to compete 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 life 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 Vice Provost'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 Cornell Center for Technology Enterprise and Commercialization 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.


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Technology Licensing and Commercialization Assistant

Provide assistance to Technology Commercialization and Liaison Officers (TCLO) in their efforts in marketing Cornell technologies to potential licensees. The individual will assist inthe conduct of technology transfer functions in the following areas with instructions by the TCLOs:

  • Perform technological background and marketing research on disclosed Cornell innovations.
  • Market inventions to commercial entities for product development and sales.
  • Perform initial drafting of license agreements to effect commercial development of inventions.
  • Recording key information related to the TCLO's activities in the Center's Intellectual Property management and document retention systems.

Qualifications

Associate's degree with 3-5 years experience in technology transfer or equivalent combination. Bachelor's degree preferred in life science. Exposure to technology transfer in a university setting, exposure to industrial R&D or technology acquisition activities, and/or work with a venture capital firm financing university start-ups a plus.

  • Excellent communication skills, including high level writing skills
  • Exceptional organizational skills, time management and strong ability to manage details
  • Team player with proven ability to interact with all levels of staff and constituents from diverse communities
  • Ability to exercise discretion, maintain confidentiality and present a strong service orientation

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.