Licensing Analyst, Office of Technology Commercialization

POSTED: January 10, 2020
BUSINESS: Purdue Research Foundation
POSITION TYPE: Full-time/Exempt
START DATE: Immediate Availability

Essential Functions

  • Work as part of a multidisciplinary team to assess potential commercial impact of new invention disclosures made by Purdue faculty, staff, and students.
  • Key responsibilities in performing:
    • Market research and opportunity assessment
    • Creation of marketing materials
    • Initial identification and engagement with external stakeholders, including potential licensees, venture capitalists, and entrepreneurs.
    • Monitoring compliance of existing license agreements
  • Assist the business development managers with the initiation, drafting, and execution of confidentiality, inter-institutional, option, and license agreements from the assigned portfolio.
  • Develop and present new strategies to enable technology transfer of Purdue intellectual property.
  • Draft contract amendments and monitor contract compliance and other aspects of relationships with licensees and collaborators.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Monitor and account for budget expenditures associated with all assigned duties.
  • Participate in educational development opportunities to gain an in-depth understanding of the technology licensing field.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of technology transfer within industry and/or academia preferred.
  • Ability to gather information, perform research utilizing databases and other online sources and distill into actionable information.
  • Must be able to evaluate the market potential of early-stage inventions in science and engineering technology domains.
  • Basic understanding or willingness to learn contract documents and intellectual property strategy.
  • Excellent team work organizational, analytical skills, problem-solving, computer, written/verbal communication skills required.
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks and complete projects on a timely basis working both independently as well as in a team environment.
  • Must be comfortable interacting with people from varied disciplines at various leadership levels in an organization and with managing multiple complex projects.
  • Must be curious and deeply value exposure to and learning about new technology, concepts, people and organizations.
  • Occasional travel required.
  • Regular and reliable attendance are requirements of this position.


  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in science or engineering related field; an advanced degree in business a plus.
  • Related industry experience highly desirable.


Application Instructions: 

If you are interested in applying, please send a cover letter and resume to the Director of Human Resources at on or before Friday, February 7, 2020.

A criminal conviction check and negative controlled substance test are required for employment in this position. 

Purdue Research Foundation will not sponsor employment authorization for this position.

Purdue Research Foundation does not accept resumes from third-party recruiters.

Purdue Research Foundation is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. PRF views, evaluates, and treats all persons in all Foundation-related activities solely as individuals on the basis of their own personal abilities, qualifications, and other relevant characteristics.  All qualified applicants for employment will receive consideration without regard to race, religion, color, gender, national origin or ancestry, genetic information, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or status as a veteran.

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