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Contract Manager at the Cornell University Center for Technology Licensing


The Center for Technology Licensing is Cornell University’s technology transfer office. They manage Cornell technologies from Cornell’s Ithaca campus, Weill Cornell Medicine, Cornell Tech, and Cornell AgriTech 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 new venture creation and growth to support economic development within New York State and across the nation. 

Cornell has exclusively retained Gardner Innovation Search Partners to find a Contract Manager to join their team.

The Contract Manager will be an integral part of CTL’s Contract and Finance team. The Contract Manager will report to the Director of Contract and Finance and manage other contract team members to support agreements for IP management and licensing functions for the office.

Required Education/Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree, with 3-5 years’ experience in contract management, preferably in university or legal environment, or equivalent combination
  • Experience in management of personnel and collaboration with multiple teams and functions.

Technical Skills

  • Strong background in contract management.
  • Solid understanding in license agreement and other related agreements.
  • Experience in high volume environment and fast-paced customer service organizations
  • Excellent skills in database management and data processing.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Interpersonal Skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills to support people with different background and priorities
  • Flexibility and capacity to adapt to changing needs and priorities
  • Managerial experience to integrate and motivate team
  • Excellent judgment and discretion, especially pertaining to sensitive and confidential information.
  • Ability to multi-task, balance responsibilities, and meet multiple deadlines, outstanding organization skills

For more information and to apply, send your resume to Tom Sweetman at Read more about the role here.