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Technology Licensing Officer, Center for Technology Licensing at Cornell University

 

Center for Technology Licensing at Cornell University

Position Profile:

Technology Licensing Officer
Ithaca, New York &
New York City, New York

THE ORGANIZATION

From the laboratory bench to the hospital bedside and from cultural evolution to concepts in sustainability, Cornell University researchers and scholars are translating discovery into meaningful, measurable impact that is changing the world for the better.

Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Its 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. With the main campus 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 Cornell Tech campus located on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City. The Technology Licensing Officers will be part of either the New York or Ithaca campuses.

The Research Division

The Research Division, headed by the Vice Provost for Research, enables and advances the university’s research priorities as well as research activities of Cornell colleges, schools, and research centers, institutes, and laboratories. This conglomeration of university administration, research services, and the advancement of academia is at the intersection that connects Cornell’s Extreme Talent, Radical Collaboration, and Results that Matter.

What is the Center for Technology Licensing?

The Center for Technology Licensing (CTL) is Cornell University’s technology transfer office. They 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.

For more information about the Center of Technology Licensing, please visit: http://www.ctl.cornell.edu/

EEO Statement

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. Cornell is a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Its 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.

Cornell University offers a rich array of services, programs and benefits to help employees advance in their career and enhance the quality of personal life, including employee wellness, workshops, childcare and adoption assistance, parental leave and flexible work options.

Cornell University Technology Licensing Officer
The Vortechs Group
www.VortechsGroup.com
Learn more about Cornell University at www.cornell.edu

THE OPPORTUNITY

The Technology Licensing Officer will be responsible for the management of a wide-ranging portfolio of technologies in the area of Life Sciences; working to commercialize inventions via license agreements and new start up companies.

Key Responsibilities:

• 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
new startups.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Forward thinking, team player with prior experience assessing inventions and negotiating life science contracts in the technology transfer field.
• An advanced degree in molecular biology, biochemistry, protein chemistry and/or cell biology.
• 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.
• Prior experience interacting with venture capitalists and angel investors is a plus.
• Excellent communication skills – listening, presenting, and writing – with proven sensitivity and ability to manage confidential information.

Cornell University Technology Licensing Officer
The Vortechs Group
www.VortechsGroup.com

PROCEDURE FOR CONSIDERATION

Interested candidates should email resume, deal sheet/past deals negotiated, and salary expectations to:
Lisa Rooney
lisa@vortechsgroup.com
740-251-7390
Ithaca, New York & New York City, New York

There are two Licensing Technology positions; one located at the Ithaca, New York campus and the other at the campus in New York City. So, whether you prefer the bright lights, big city of New York or the small town feel of Ithaca with its beautiful scenery in the Finger Lakes, a wonderful living environment awaits.

About Ithaca…

Cornell’s main campus is 2,300 acres in the heart of New York State’s Finger Lakes region, and only steps away from the shops, restaurants, nightlife, and activities of Ithaca.
Ithaca has been named one of the top 100 places to live, a top 10 recreation city, a best green place to live, and one of the “foodiest” towns in America. Ithaca also boasts 28,000 acres of public New York State forest ripe for skiing, hiking, mountain biking, and exploring.

Visit www.VisitIthaca.com for more information.

About New York City…

The city that never sleeps needs no introduction, but you may not know Cornell has been part of the fabric of New York City for more than 100 years. The Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences is on the Upper East Side and Cornell Tech calls Roosevelt Island home.  For more information visit www.NYC.com