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Technology Development Manager-2

University of Chicago

This is a Full-time position in Chicago, IL posted March 1, 2021.

DepartmentRINL Polsky Program TeamAbout the DepartmentThe Polsky Center brings the power of ideas in the laboratory, classroom, and community to the world.

Through education, resources, and programs, the Polsky Center commercializes discoveries, partners with companies, and attracts venture capital.

The Polsky Center runs a top-ranked business accelerator, the Edward L.

Kaplan, ’71, New Venture Challenge; operates a 34,000 square-foot, multi-disciplinary co-working space called the Polsky Exchange; manages the George Shultz Innovation Fund that invests in early-stage ventures; and offers a state-of-the-art Fabrication Lab for prototyping new products.

Finally, the Polsky Center houses the University of Chicago’s technology transfer unit, which manages all University-based intellectual property originating from faculty research and discoveries that can be licensed to industry partners and investors.Job SummaryAs an integral part of the University of Chicago Polsky Center’s Tech Commercialization team, the Technology Development Manager develops and manages strong relationships with faculty across the University.

The Manager actively solicits and evaluates inventions and software arising from University research for intellectual property protection and commercial potential, prioritizing projects according to commercial opportunities and revenue requirements.

Technology Development Managers are responsible for a diverse portfolio of technologies and work in a growing team of patent, contract, business development, and entrepreneurship specialists to protect and license inventions to existing companies and startups.

New hires are expected to develop strong relationships with inventors, legal counsel, prospective and current licensees, and Polsky Center colleagues to promote the mission of the University of Chicago and its Polsky Center to catalyze ideas into impact.Responsibilities* Promotes the mission and business of the University of Chicago’s Polsky Center through the development of strong relationships with inventors (mainly faculty members), legal counsel, prospective and actual licensees, and Polsky Center colleagues.* Screens inventions; evaluates and decides which inventions and software to pursue.* Works as part of a team to manage patent prosecution for selected inventions.* Works with Tech Commercialization market intelligence team members to develop and execute marketing plans for inventions and software.* Works with Tech Commercialization business development team members to negotiate and execute intellectual property licenses and other agreements, such as confidentiality and material transfer agreements, as well as those between research institutions.* Works with Operations data management and compliance team members on data collection, reporting, and compliance related to invention disclosures, patents, and agreements.* Develops intellectual portfolio patenting, licensing, and commercialization activities.

Interprets patent issues and reviews patent prosecution for selected inventions.* Uses depth and breadth of knowledge to promote the mission and business of the department through developing strong relationships with inventors, legal counsel, prospective and actual licensees, and colleagues.* Performs other related work as needed.Minimum QualificationsEducation:Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.* –Work Experience:Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 5-7 years of work experience in a related job discipline.* –Certifications:* –Preferred QualificationsEducation:* Advanced degree in chemistry, materials science, physics, biology, computer science, bioengineering, molecular engineering, chemical engineering or related discipline.Experience:* Working knowledge of technology transfer and commercialization, including internship or fellowship programs in university or industry setting.Preferred Competencies* Excellent customer service and relationship skills, particularly with academic faculty members.* Knowledge of intellectual property.* Outstanding analytical and computational skills.* Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills.* Accomplished interpersonal, verbal and written communications.* Attention to detail with clear understanding of how to prioritize workload appropriately.* Manage multi-task projects and work well under pressure.* Work independently with a high degree of initiative.* Work effectively within a team.* Maintain confidentiality.* Proficiency with computers.Application Documents* Resume/CV (required)* Cover Letter (preferred)When applying, the document(s) MUST be uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Resume/CV of the application.Job FamilyLegal & Regulatory AffairsRole ImpactIndividual ContributorFLSA StatusExemptPay FrequencyMonthlyScheduled Weekly Hours37.5Benefits EligibleYesDrug Test RequiredNoHealth Screen RequiredNoMotor Vehicle Record Inquiry RequiredNoPosting StatementThe University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law.

For additional information please see the University’s Notice of Nondiscrimination.Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5800 or submit a request via Applicant Inquiry Form.We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages a diversity of perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange.All offers of employment are contingent upon a background check that includes a review of conviction history.

A conviction does not automatically preclude University employment.

Rather, the University considers conviction information on a case-by-case basis and assesses the nature of the offense, the circumstances surrounding it, the proximity in time of the conviction, and its relevance to the position.The University of Chicago’s Annual Security & Fire Safety Report (Report) provides information about University offices and programs that provide safety support, crime and fire statistics, emergency response and communications plans, and other policies and information.

The Report can be accessed online at: http://securityreport.uchicago.edu.

Paper copies of the Report are available, upon request, from the University of Chicago Police Department, 850 E.

61st Street, Chicago, IL 60637.

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