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Commercialization Officer – ORED – Innovation and Technology Commercialization – Louisiana State University

 

The Commercialization Officer is an unclassified, professional position in the Office of Innovation and Technology Commercialization (ITC) at LSU. The position assists in the identification, evaluation, protection, marketing, and licensing of LSU’s intellectual property. This position assists in marketing and promotion of LSU ITC (internally and externally) and its mission to advance innovation by serving faculty, supporting the research enterprise, and partnering with entrepreneurs and businesses to commercialize inventions that enhance the economy and benefit the public.

Job Responsibilities:

Oversees assigned disclosures and assists Assistant Director(s) with technology disclosures as needed. Conducts initial reviews for patentability / marketability. Works with LSU faculty / inventors, other ITC staff, patent attorneys, and consultants to further evaluate the patentability and commercialization of potential of technology disclosures to enhance the economy and benefit the public. (50%)

Develops / implements a marketing plan for LSU intellectual property. Creates non-confidential promotional materials for technologies / capabilities / research expertise / etc. Prepares these documents for distribution through external third party websites (e.g. iBridge, Flintbox, AUTM GTP, etc.) and directly to potential partners and collaborators. Collects and analyzes market information and feedback to adjust and modify existing marketing practices. (25%)

Work directly with the Assistant Director(s) to oversees outreach and marketing of LSU intellectual property, promotional activities for the office such organizing ITC events, participation in events, development of promotional materials (website, brochures, annual reports, etc.) with as many in-house resources as possible and limited use of external designers when necessary. Develops and maintains strong working relationships with departments, colleges, and research centers.  (10%)

Reviews Confidentiality Agreements (CDAs), Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs), and other documents associated with technology transfer activities. Finalizes all license documentation as necessary to be in compliance with LSU bylaws and regulations as well as appropriate policies. Assists the Director and Assistant Director(s) in processing material transfer, cooperative endeavor, non-disclosure and other similar types of agreements, as well as helping with the preparation and filing of provisional patent applications. (10%)

Other duties as assigned by the Assistant Director(s) as necessary. (5%)

Required Experience/Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in Business or STEM field and two (2) years relevant experience or one (1) year in related internship program; Experience in technology transfer, product development, business development, marketing, or technology licensing.

Preferred Qualifications: 

Master’s (in STEM or Business Field) and / or JD and at least one (1) year working in an institutional or corporate training environment.

Additional Position Information:

Background Check – An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.

Benefits – LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; annual and sick leave; 14 paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption; training and development opportunities; employee discounts and more!

LSU is committed to diversity and is an equal opportunity/equal access employer

HCM Contact Information:

Questions or concerns can be directed to the LSU Human Resources Management Office at 225-578-8200 or emailed HR@lsu.edu.

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