As the Director of the Office of Technology Development, you will be responsible for leading a team comprised of two Licensing Managers, one Director of Research Commercialization, one Marketing Manager and a Financial Analyst who drive discoveries from the Medical College of Wisconsin into commercial products to benefit society, impact public health, and improve the overall quality of life for families everywhere.
In this role, you will serve, support, and educate MCW faculty, post-doctoral fellows, graduate students, and staff by facilitating the transfer of technology generated from their research and clinical practices into commercial products that benefit MCW, our community, and the public at large. You will direct the activities and personnel in the Office of Technology Development (OTD), and also manage a portion of MCW's intellectual property portfolio. The Director of OTD executes appropriate strategies to identify, evaluate, patent or otherwise protect, and license intellectual property. This position also functions as an ambassador for technology commercialization and will encourage participation in the technology transfer process across MCW, provide guidance and information to faculty, staff and students regarding university intellectual property policies and procedures, and provide outreach and education to internal and external groups.
Advanced degree in biomedical sciences; or MBA/JD with background in technology transfer in biomedical sciences.
Minimum seven years of experience in technology transfer/business development, with knowledge of an academic setting and in the area of biomedical sciences.
Experience and knowledge in key functional areas, such as licensing, commercialization, and deal structuring.
Thorough understanding of patent law; market analysis, negotiation, and technology evaluation skills and abilities.
Excellent working knowledge of intellectual property management, with an ability to analyze and present critical issues.
Experience in advocating for appropriate operating resources, demonstrating the value of the office to leadership, budgeting, managing within the established budget, and building high-performing teams/coalitions.
Understanding of science and ability to acquire an understanding of scientific issues in a fashion sufficient to enable technology assessment; experience working with scientists across various cutting-edge disciplines, preferably in biomedical science. This includes knowledge of government regulations pertaining to development and commercialization of technology in the context of federally funded research.
Exceptional verbal and written communication skills and ability to communicate effectively while meeting the needs of a wide range of researchers, staff and stakeholders including those within the MCW community, industry, and government.
Our global involvement with the Technology Transfer and Sponsored Research industry allows us to match the best possible professional candidates with the organizations who are suited for their specific skill set. This attention to fit is our major focus.