Transactional Counsel, Office of Technology Commercialization

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

Essential Functions:

  • Manage, draft, negotiate, and execute a broad range of contracts including IP licenses, non-disclosures, and option agreements, on behalf of OTC.
  • Work with Purdue University on drafting, negotiating and executing sponsored research agreements.
  • Provide transactional guidance and education to the OTC licensing team.
  • Actively seek and manage relationships with existing PRF licensees.
  • Assist with developing creative license agreement structures and mechanisms.
  • Perform administrative and management functions related to the practice of law.
  • Work closely with colleagues in legal and business development to understand deal goals and advise on risk considerations.
  • Engage and manage outside counsel when required.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Ongoing management and updates of agreement templates.
  • Provide assistance in streamlining and creating review, approval, and documentation processes for best-practices.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong negotiation and agreement drafting experience required.
  • Ability to balance risk considerations and deal needs.
  • Knowledge of patent, trademark and copyright laws.
  • Experience working with licensing agreements.
  • Excellent organizational, problem-solving, computer, and written/verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills, along with the ability to interact with a diverse constituent population.
  • Ability to manage complex initiatives across multiple disciplines.
  • Strong analytic and problem solving skills.
  • Understanding of and interest in technology transfer and intellectual property.
  • Regular and reliable attendance are requirements of this position.


  • Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school.
  • Proven track record of working all facets of transactions.
  • 3-5 years of experience as a transactional attorney and in business development.


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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