Technology Licensing Officer TEC Professional - Band G Center for Technology Licensing (CTL)
What is the Center for Technology Licensing? The Center for Technology Licensing (CTL) is Cornell University's technology transfer office. We manage Cornell technologies from Cornell's Ithaca campus, Weill Cornell Medicine, Cornell Tech and the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva.
CTL's mission is to bring the University's scientific discoveries, technological innovations, and medical advances to the marketplace for societal benefit and to foster economic development within New York State and across the nation.
CTL, located in Ithaca, NY invites applications for the position of ‘Technology Licensing Officer’ from individuals with strong technical and business expertise in life science.
What you will do: As the Technology Licensing Officer you will be responsible for the management of a wide-ranging portfolio of technologies, in the area of Life Sciences. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
Active solicitation and assessment of new inventions for intellectual property protection and commercialization;
Managing patent prosecutions using external counsel; identifying and soliciting potential licensees through active marketing;
Drafting and negotiating commercial license agreements with established companies and startups.
What we need:
We need a forward thinking team player who has prior experience assessing inventions and negotiating life science contracts in the technology transfer field. Additionally you will have:
An advanced degree in molecular biology, biochemistry, protein chemistry and/or cell biology.
A minimum of three years' industry experience or technology management experience in an academic technology transfer office.
Proven ability to interact with a wide range of people in a professional and ethical manner, including faculty, students, business development professionals, and lawyers, with prior experience interacting with venture capitalists and angel investors also sought, but not required. Excellent communication skills - listening, presenting, and writing – with proven sensitivity and ability to manage confidential information.
Strong skills using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) and databases.
Rewards and Benefits:
Business relationships with thought leaders in Life Sciences
Immediate impact in moving inventions to the market for societal benefit
Support from an established and well respected team of licensing professionals
Cornell provides great benefits that include professional development, access to a plethora of wellness programs, employee discounts with local and national retail brands, health care options to choose from, generous paid leave provisions: 3 weeks of vacation, 12 holidays (including end of year winter break through New Year's Day) and superior retirement contributions.
Cornell has also been nationally recognized as an award-winning workplace for our health, wellbeing, sustainability, and diversity initiatives. For more information, follow the link. Benefits at Cornell.
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