Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Office for Technology Management . This position is for the Danforth Campus.
The Business Development Associate for Technical Marketing is responsible for developing and executing the strategies associated with the marketing of the institution’s intellectual property (IP), as well as engaging industry partners in potential licensing opportunities. This is a time-limited two-year position and the successful candidate can perform his or her responsibilities either locally or remotely.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Research potential IP marketing strategies by engaging with individuals at other academic institutions and industry.
Identify and implement the resources needed to build-out a comprehensive program for Washington University IP marketing.
Responsible for determining the best methods for management of contacts and interactions with contacts within OTM’s operational database, and institute procedures and best-practices for OTM’s coordination of such information, including the ability to report metrics and respond to external inquiries.
Oversee and coordinate a team of technical writers and individuals researching appropriate and market-campaign specific industry contacts and contact information.
Prepare one-page marketing sheets for market campaign purposes, identify contacts, and run marketing campaigns on new university IP. This may be done by the Business Development Associate for Technical Marketing or by oversight of technical writers and contact generators. The position will also ensure that marketing sheets meet the requisite level of quality.
The Business Development Associate for Technical Marketing will be responsible for identifying and tracking metrics associated with the department’s marketing efforts.
Education includes advanced degree, MS or PhD, in the life/biological science, medicine, biomedical engineering, engineering, computer science, or physical sciences.
Working experience in a university tech transfer office or in commercial development within the private sector is required.
Understanding of technology evaluation, patents, contracts, marketing, and licensing activities either in a university or in a private industry.
Some business experience or an MBA degree.
Experience with technology marketing in a tech transfer or industry environment would be prioritized.
Able to assess the potential for a nascent technology in the commercial arena.
Excellent communication skills and be able to prioritize and manage the assigned cases load.
Exceptional and demonstrated ability to provide superior customer service to internal and external clients.
The hiring range for this position is $72,482 - $96,038 annually.
-Retirement Savings Plan -22 vacation days -8 Paid Holidays -Sick Time -Tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependent children -Free Metro Link/ Bus pass -Free Life Insurance -Health, Dental, Vision -Health Savings Accounts (HSA) -Long Term Disability Insurance -Flex Spending Plan -Other Benefits
Human Resources website (hr.wustl.edu)
Internal Applicant Instruction:
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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