Technology Licensing Officer TEC Professional - Band G Center for Technology Licensing (CTL)
Department and Position Overview
Located in Ithaca, N.Y., Cornell University is a bold, innovative, inclusive and dynamic teaching and research university where staff, faculty, and students alike are challenged to make an enduring contribution to the betterment of humanity.
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.
The Center for Technology Licensing at Cornell University located in Ithaca, NY invites applications for the position of Technology Licensing Officer from individuals with strong technical and business expertise in life science. Knowledge of or experience in agriculture and food industries preferred.
Rewards and Benefits
Business relationships with primer thought leaders in Agriculture and Life Sciences
Immediate contribution that leads to innovation and invention
Support from an established and well respected team of licensing professionals
Competitive compensation, health insurance, and 403b retirement plan
Generous paid leave provisions: 12 holidays (including Thanksgiving and a winter break December 25-January 1), 3 weeks' vacation leave, health and personal leave
Impressive educational benefits, including: tuition-free Extramural, Tuition Aid for external education, and Cornell Children's Tuition Assistance program
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This individual will be responsible for the management of a wide-ranging portfolio of technologies, many of which will arise from Cornell University's College of Agriculture and 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.
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. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in the Agriculture and Food Science industries. 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.
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Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
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