Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has a new opening for a Senior/Principal Technology Commercialization Associate in the Intellectual Property Office. Assigned to the Biosciences Area, you will play a key role in bringing Berkeley Lab's science solutions to the world by managing and commercializing the intellectual property (IP) portfolio of Berkeley Lab's biosciences-related research. You will be responsible for advising Berkeley Lab employees on matters relating to managing and commercializing IP, including supporting entrepreneurial opportunities, advising on industry collaboration, and providing regular updates on status and progress of management and commercialization efforts. In addition, you will interact with a broad range of professionals, including researchers, leadership, patent attorneys, contracting professionals, marketing professionals, and business development professionals. This position reports to the Chief Technology Transfer Officer.
This is a great opportunity to join a dynamic, multidisciplinary research institution and work with a community creating ground-breaking science solutions across the biosciences, energy, computing, environment, and physics areas.
What You Will Do:
Manage the IP portfolio of biosciences-related research by evaluating and prioritizing new and existing technologies, and developing and implementing appropriate IP strategies.
Encourage invention disclosures by networking with scientists and educating them on technology transfer.
Review technology disclosures and related information to identify critical technology, market, and IP issues.
Evaluate technical, market, and IP hypotheses (e.g., product-market fit, market dynamics, go-to-market strategies, patentability, licensability) by conducting independent research and engaging industry.
Prioritize technologies according to commercial, societal, and/or programmatic potential based on the results of hypothesis testing.
Develop appropriate IP and marketing strategies to maximize impact while managing costs and overhead.
Support patent attorneys in executing the selected IP strategies.
Manage the licensing life cycle to commercialize the IP portfolio of biosciences-related research.
Collaborate with marketing professionals to execute the selected marketing strategies, including identifying and contacting potential licensees by direct contacts, networking at conferences, and visiting businesses and investors.
Develop satisfactory commercialization plans in collaboration with potential licensees and negotiate business terms, including license scopes and financial terms, with potential licensees and contracting professionals.
Ensure licensees comply with licensing obligations by maintaining relationships with licensees, and measuring and promoting compliance.
Advise Berkeley Lab researchers, administrators, and leadership on all matters relating to managing and commercializing IP, including supporting entrepreneurial opportunities, advising on industry collaboration issues, and providing regular updates on status and progress of management and commercialization efforts.
What is Required:
Bachelor's degree in a biosciences-related discipline and a minimum of 5 years of experience in business development; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience with or demonstrated capability to learn IP subject matter, including IP law, IP transactions, and IP portfolio management.
Ability to quickly understand technologies, relevant industries and markets, and potential applications.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills to effectively network and interact with researchers, patent attorneys, contracting professionals, and business development professionals in many contexts:
Visual, oral, and written communications;
Conferences, group meetings, 1-on-1s;
Berkeley Lab, University of California, Department of Energy, Industry.
Excellent negotiation and consensus building skills.
Ability to develop strategies and goals, organize work toward those strategies and goals, and solve problems that might be encountered in executing work.
Computer literacy, including web-based research and use of relational databases (preferably common IP databases) and office productivity software (preferably Google Suite).
Advanced degree in a biosciences-related discipline and a minimum of 8 years of experience in business development.
Experience with University of California and Department of Energy policies regarding IP and related matters.
Project management experience.
Advanced degree in biosciences.
This is a full-time career appointment, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
Classification will depend upon the applicant's level of skills, knowledge, and abilities.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. Berkeley Lab is in compliance with the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4. Click here to view the poster and supplement: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law."
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups presently considering scientific research careers.
Internal Number: 91528
About Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
In the world of science, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is synonymous with excellence. Thirteen scientists associated with Berkeley Lab have won the Nobel Prize. Fifty-seven Lab scientists are members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honors for a scientist in the United States. Thirteen of our scientists have won the National Medal of Science, our nation's highest award for lifetime achievement in fields of scientific research. Eighteen of our engineers have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and three of our scientists have been elected into the Institute of Medicine. In addition, Berkeley Lab has trained thousands of university science and engineering students who are advancing technological innovations across the nation and around the world. Berkeley Lab is a member of the national laboratory system supported by the U.S. Department of Energy through its Office of Science. It is managed by the University of California (UC) and is charged with conducting unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines. Located on a 200-acre site in the hills above the UC Berkeley campus that offers spectacular... views of the San Francisco Bay, Berkeley Lab employs approximately 4,200 scientists, engineers, support staff and students. Its budget for 2011 is $735 million, with an additional $101 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, for a total of $836 million. A recent study estimates the Laboratory's overall economic impact through direct, indirect and induced spending on the nine counties that make up the San Francisco Bay Area to be nearly $700 million annually. The Lab was also responsible for creating 5,600 jobs locally and 12,000 nationally. The overall economic impact on the national economy is estimated at $1.6 billion a year. Technologies developed at Berkeley Lab have generated billions of dollars in revenues, and thousands of jobs. Savings as a result of Berkeley Lab developments in lighting and windows, and other energy-efficient technologies, have also been in the billions of dollars. Berkeley Lab was founded in 1931 by Ernest Orlando Lawrence, a UC Berkeley physicist who won the 1939 Nobel Prize in physics for his invention of the cyclotron, a circular particle accelerator that opened the door to high-energy physics. It was Lawrence's belief that scientific research is best done through teams of individuals with different fields of expertise, working together. His teamwork concept is a Berkeley Lab legacy that continues today.