The Office of Technology Licensing and Industry Relations invites applications for the Technology Commercialization Associate/ Technology Commercialization Senior Associate position. The Associate or Senior Associate level will be determined based on the extent of the candidate's combined required and preferred qualifications.
Required Qualifications: (Evidenced by an attached resume)
Bachelor's degree in a field such as Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, or Technology Management. Two (2) years of related full-time experience in technology development and assessment, business related activities (finance, marketing, business development, etc) or advanced research related/laboratory activities. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite. Familiarity with database search tools and data management.
* Due to U.S. Export Control laws and regulations, the candidate hired will need to be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident, or other "protected individual" (as defined by 8 U.S.C. Sec. 1324b(a)(3)
In addition to the required qualifications above, the Technology Commercialization Senior Associate position also requires:
An additional three  (for a total of 5) years of related full-time combined experience in technology development and assessment, business development, or advanced research related/laboratory activities (as noted above). Project management experience. Experience mentoring or supervising students or personnel. Experience providing commercialization services. Knowledge of due diligence process.
PhD, JD, MBA, MS or MA. Additional experience in technology assessment, development, commercialization, business development or investment environment. Experience with technology-based start-up companies. Knowledge and understanding of private equity community, technology management and/or due diligence process. Direct experience with industry.
In addition to the preferred qualifications above, the Technology Commercialization Senior Associate position also prefers:
Additional years of related combined experience in technology development and assessment, business development, or advanced research related/laboratory activities. Experience in early-stage commercialization of innovations in an academic, commercial or investment environment. Experience in client development and management.
Brief Description of Duties:
Work with the Assistant Director to develop and implement technology assessment, business development and technology commercialization services on behalf of The Research Foundation for SUNY. Responsibilities include active participation in technology evaluation, market research, contract support, intellectual property evaluation, business development and portfolio administration. Responsibilities include conducting due diligence on emerging technologies and companies (intellectual property, market assessments, and competitive landscape, regulatory, reimbursement) to help guide funding and investment decisions.
The incumbent must have very outstanding written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills. The incumbent must have the ability to take initiative and drive projects; clearly convey project details through oral, written and PowerPoint means to both peers and upper management; and interact with, and present to, clients in a professional and effective manner. Possess strategic and analytical thinking skills with an ability to solve problems and make effective decisions. Experience successfully working independently as well as part of a team with a collaborative approach to problem solving. Experience building consensus and positive relationships based on trust, predictability, and communication. Strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail.
In addition, the Technology Commercialization Senior Associate position will also be expected to add strategic insight in developing and implementing consulting, business development and technology commercialization services on behalf of the Research Foundation for SUNY.
Management of projects and portfolios: Management of technology commercialization teams that conduct business, technical and intellectual property research to answer questions and provide guidance and advice to start-up client companies.
Through the use of market research, due diligence work, technology research, and on-line research the incumbent is responsible for evaluating technologies in terms of science, market, regulatory pathways and potential for commercialization.
Assist in the administration, monitoring and compliance of license agreements. Assist with supporting contracts: Confidential Disclosure Agreements (CDAs), Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs) and others. Intellectual property portfolio administration. Assist in patent prosecution. Participate in process and workflow improvement projects.
Other duties as assigned.
Additional essential duties for the Technology Commercialization Senior Associate position will also include:
Manage activities associated with The Office of Technology Licensing and Industry Relations outreach including the identification of potential commercialization clients and companies interested in participating in appropriate events, such as the Life Sciences Summit, Fundamentals, and Bootcamp. Coordinate with members of technology commercialization offices in partnering institutions on collaborating programs.
Manage technology and business development projects.
Review reports and quantitative documentation of client interactions.
Mentor clients and students as needed to set them on the path of success in the areas of business and technology development, and knowledge of technology commercialization.
Independently conduct and lead meetings with clients as needed.
Attend seminars/conferences for professional development in technology commercialization as required.
The Research Foundation of SUNY is a private educational corporation. Employment is subject to the Research Foundation policies and procedures, sponsor guidelines and the availability of funding. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Minimum salary threshold must be met to maintain FLSA exemption.
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