The Innovation & Commercialization office assists faculty and researchers throughout the Indiana University system in realizing the commercial potential of their discoveries. Innovation & Commercialization protects the rights of the inventor and the university by obtaining intellectual property protection for IU discoveries and markets the discoveries for commercial use, either by licensing to existing companies or by helping create start-up companies.
Indiana University's Office of Innovation & Commercialization is hiring a Technology Commercialization Manager on the Indianapolis (IUPUI) campus.
The Technology Manager will solicit, evaluate, and manage invention disclosures; and market technologies and identify potential company licensees. This position will help secure intellectual property protection for technologies; draft and negotiate license agreements; and establish and maintain a network of working relationships with IU research faculty, IU departments, local and state economic development partners, and potential and existing company licensees.
Note: No U.S. work visa sponsorship is available for this position.
REQUIRED: Bachelor's degree in life sciences, chemistry, computer science, engineering, and/or equivalent technical field, plus 5 years of relevant experience in academia, industry, business, or law. Must have valid driver’s license.
Demonstrated ability to negotiate financial and contractual terms for intellectual property license agreements. Possess life science/engineering expertise (as applicable) and ability to handle a large portfolio of technologies and complex subject matter. Proven ability to access technology that may be subject to export control requirements which requires ability to be qualified for such access without an export control license. Exceptional analytical skills; demonstrated initiative, diligence, preparedness and independent judgment; and ability to be a strong self-motivated, creative team player with a commitment to confidentiality. Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills including a positive customer service orientation and ability to interact effectively with academic faculty, administrators, and members of industry. Strong organizational skills including ability to work with constant interruptions and consistently complete complex tasks.
Ph.D.; advanced degree in life sciences, chemistry, medical, engineering, and/or business; working knowledge of IP protection methods and government laws and regulations related to technology commercialization (Conflict of Interest, Bayh-Dole, Export Control).
Working Conditions/Physical Demands:
This position requires ability to travel to all IU campuses and other locations as directed.
Salary Plan: PAE
Salary Grade: 4AD
Campus: IUPUI - Indianapolis
Department: INNOVATION AND COMMERCIALIZATI (UA-ICO-IUINA)
Internal Number: 46613
About Indiana University
Founded in 1820, Indiana University is the state’s public university system, comprised of two core campuses—IU-Bloomington and IUPUI—and six regional campuses located throughout the state. Combined, the total student population is more than 114,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. IU is one of the largest employers in the state, with over 20,000 faculty and staff. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. Diversity and inclusion remains a core commitment to IU’s mission to cultivate an educational environment that supports equal access, participation and representation on all of its campuses and that provides educational and career opportunities for all.