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.
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. The successful candidate can perform their 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.
Determine 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. Ensure that marketing sheets meet the requisite level of quality.
Identify and track metrics associated with the department’s marketing efforts.
Bachelor's degree in the life/biological science, medicine, biomedical engineering, engineering, or physical sciences.
Working experience in a university tech transfer office or in commercial development within the private sector.
Advanced degree, MS or Ph.D., in the life/biological science, medicine, biomedical engineering, engineering, or physical sciences.
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.
Ability 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 $73,944 - $97,968 annually.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
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.
This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Office of Technology Management. This position is for the Danforth Campus.
Washington University in St. Louis, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The University offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs. The faculty is composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions. They serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care.