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Business Development Associate, Physical Sciences at Yale


Under general supervision of the Executive Director of Business Development, independently elicits and evaluates innovations from Yale research, works with OCR staff and outside counsel to secure intellectual property rights, markets technologies, negotiates agreements, and develops and executes commercialization strategies for innovations from Yale research.

Essential Duties

1. Independently evaluates and executes intellectual property strategies for Yale disclosures. 2. Develops product scenarios for Yale invention. 3. Develops market projections. 4. Assists with the development for commercialization strategies for Yale inventions. 5. Manages and negotiates multiple types of agreements with industry regarding Yale technologies. 6. Ensures that information is input into OCR disclosure, invention, and license databases. 7. May perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in science or related field and a minimum of three years of experience in industry; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Skill/Ability 1:

High energy, outgoing, enthusiastic sales and marketing orientation. Ability to juggle multiple projects. Ability to work closely with academic investigators and OCR team. Excellent listening, oral presentation, and writing skills.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Ability to understand scientific presentations and publications, and the process of moving academic discoveries to the private sector. Ability to understand the process of intellectual property management.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Ability to evaluate market potential for projected products – revenue, expense, and return on investment analyses. Ability to develop and recommend commercialization strategies for academic inventions.

Required Skill/Ability 4:

High level of ethics and integrity in professional matters; sensitivity for confidentiality and scrupulous commitment to the best interests of Yale University.

Required Skill/Ability 5:

Strong software application skills, including but not limited to Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook), web-based information retrieval and information/database management.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

Advanced degree in engineering or physical sciences strongly preferred. High level of knowledge of physical sciences, engineering and technology developments. Demonstrated knowledge in one or more scientific or engineering disciplines. Three or more years experience in licensing, corporate business development, or technology investments. Industry experience; Ph.D, JD, or MBA.

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All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. Please visit for additional information on the background check requirements and process.

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement

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Posting Disclaimer

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.

Affirmative Action Statement:

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator, at, or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109-3921. Telephone: 617.289.0111, Fax: 617.289.0150, TDD: 800.877.8339, or Email:


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