In collaboration with Technology Development colleagues, conducts technical and market due diligence on newly patented technologies, and develops and maintains associated non-confidential summaries and marketing collateral.
Identifies appropriate corporate contacts for marketing and licensing inventions. Performs appropriate research, via primary and secondary sources, to identify the most relevant industry prospects.
Acts as main point of contact for industry partners interested in licensing University of Chicago intellectual property assets. Includes holding exploratory introductory phone calls, matching prospective partners with relevant opportunities, and coordinating follow-ups.
Coordinates with University faculty and Polsky Center staff to prepare them for engagements with industry representatives.
Represents the University of Chicago at industry partnering events including planning, coordinating, and leading meetings, and acting as point person on follow-up activities.
Updates and maintains the Polsky Science and Technology CRM system.
In collaboration with Polsky Center Marketing colleagues, identifies new strategies to showcase and promote University of Chicago research and intellectual property assets.
Maintains and updates the Polsky Technology Publisher website.
Writes complex documents such as pitch decks, industry reports, nonconfidential summaries, and non-routine correspondence.
Works with Business Development and Licensing team members to negotiate and execute intellectual property licenses and other agreements, such as confidentiality and material transfer agreements.
Works with Operations data management and compliance team members on lead tracking and data analysis/dashboard.
Works in collaboration with internal team to draft, negotiate, execute, and manage intellectual property licenses and other agreements.
Has a moderate/solid understanding of the legal issues concerning patent, copyright, or trademark matters. May provide advice on the patentability of inventions, infringement of patents or copyrights, and the validity of trademarks.
Performs other related work as needed.
Advanced degree(s) in chemistry, materials science, physics, biology, computer science, bioengineering, molecular engineering, chemical engineering, or related discipline strongly preferred.
Business or marketing coursework.
Technology transfer and commercialization, including internship or fellowship programs, in university or industry setting.
Creating and executing marketing campaigns for intellectual property and research or technical sales experience.
Knowledge of marketing channels, analytics, and CRM systems.
Excellent customer service and relationship skills, particularly with academic faculty members and corporate partners.
Knowledge of intellectual property.
Strong interest in research, new technologies, and business development activities.
Proficient in technical writing, with the ability to succinctly summarize technical documents.
Excellent analytical, computational, organizational, and problem-solving skills.
Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communications skills.
Attention to detail with clear understanding of how to prioritize workload appropriately.
Work independently with a high degree of initiative.
Work effectively within a team.
Work from Hyde Park office at least two days a week and as needed.
Travel for industry conferences, up to 10% of the time.
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