Work as part of a multidisciplinary team to assess and estimate the commercial value of new invention disclosures in the life science domain.
Perform market research, technology valuations, create marketing materials, identify potential licensees and initiate outreach to engage potential licensees and/or collaborators.
Work closely with the business development managers and Purdue innovators to develop strategies for the commercialization of Purdue technologies.
Communicate with industry counterparts, innovators, BD managers and patent attorneys on invention disclosures, marketing and licensing activities, and IP matters.
Assist the business development managers with the initiation and execution of licensing agreements from the assigned IP portfolio.
Develop and present strategies to enable technology transfer of Purdue intellectual property, primarily in areas of life sciences.
Advise Purdue inventors regarding Purdue intellectual property policies and related technology commercialization issues.
Draft contract amendments and monitor contract compliance and other aspects of relationships with licensees and collaborators.
Participate in educational development opportunities to develop an in-depth understanding of the technology licensing field.
Monitor and account for budget expenditures associated with all assigned duties.
Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of technology transfer within industry and/or academia preferred.
Basic understanding of legal documents.
Understanding of intellectual property protection mechanisms and strategy desirable.
Must be capable of directly managing, shaping and transacting high value, technology- based opportunities.
Must be able to represent Purdue Research Foundation and gain the confidence, trust and respect of innovators, corporate executives, entrepreneurs and administrators.
Excellent team work, organizational, problem-solving, computer, written/verbal communication skills required.
Demonstrated research and analytical skills.
Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
Excellent analytical skills.
Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
Must be comfortable interacting with people from varied disciplines at various leadership levels in an organization and with managing multiple complex projects.
Must be curious and deeply value exposure to and learning about new technology, concepts, people and organizations.
Individual should be highly organized with ability to effectively prioritize and concurrently manage multiple opportunities and relationships with competing deadlines.
Occasional travel required.
Regular and reliable attendance are requirements of this position.
Bachelor’s degree in life science domain; an advanced degree in business, law or life sciences is preferred.
Related industry experience highly desirable.
About Purdue Research Foundation
The Purdue Research Foundation (PRF) helps to advance Purdue in the quest for discovery, learning and engagement.
We advance the mission of the University by managing and licensing Purdue's intellectual property, accepting gifts, administering trusts, acquiring property, and negotiating research contracts.