Licensing Associate, Life Sciences

POSTED: September 12, 2022
BUSINESS: Purdue Research Foundation
START DATE: Immediate Availability

Essential Functions

  • Work as part of a multidisciplinary team to assess and estimate the commercial potential of invention disclosures.
  • Perform market research, technology valuations, create marketing materials, identify potential licensees, and initiate outreach to engage potential licensees and/or collaborators.
  • Work closely with the business development managers and Purdue innovators to develop strategies for the commercialization of Purdue technologies.
  • Communicate with industry counterparts, innovators, business development managers and patent attorneys on invention disclosures, marketing and licensing activities, and IP matters.
  • Assist the business development managers with the initiation and execution of licensing agreements from the assigned IP portfolio.
  • Develop and present strategies to enable technology transfer of Purdue intellectual property, primarily in areas of physical sciences.
  • Advise Purdue inventors regarding Purdue intellectual property policies and related technology commercialization issues.
  • 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 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 teamwork 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.
  • Familiarity with CRM software such as Salesforce and process optimization tools such as Microsoft Power Automate is a plus.
  • 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.
  • This is not a remote-only position. Although, PRF has flexible work policy, applicants are expected to work on-site when required. 


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

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

Purdue Research Foundation is an equal opportunity, affirmative action 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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