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Iowa State University Commercialization Manager Life Sciences in Ames, Iowa

Position Information:

Position Title:Commercialization Manager Life Sciences

Job Group:Professional & Scientific

Required Minimum Qualifications:Bachelor’s degree

Preferred Qualifications:Advanced science degree in one of the following fields: agronomy, biochemistry, developmental biology, entomology or molecular biology. Experience working in industry Experience in commercializing new technologies, contract negotiations or product development Experience marketing highly technical information

Job Description:

The chosen candidate will manage assigned technology portfolios and develops strategies and resources to review disclosed technologies for potential commercialization.

The Office of Innovation Commercialization (OIC) at Iowa State University is accepting applications for a position of Commercialization Manager who will report to the OIC’s Assistant Director. The successful candidate will evaluate and manage a portfolio of technology invention disclosures for commercial and intellectual property (IP) protection potential, including developing plans to protect the IP; develop relationships with companies most likely to commercialize the ISU technologies; and plan, develop and implement effective strategies to market the technologies; and negotiate license agreements.

The Commercialization Manager will assist other staff and ISU administration in understanding the technologies, the IP protection and commercialization strategies; and may be tasked with supervising junior personnel.

The successful candidate will possess the ability to pay close attention to detail, while managing multiple projects and deadlines. The candidate will also need to demonstrate excellent oral and written communications skills, along with the creativity necessary to implement innovative solutions to commercialize technologies.

This position will be hired at a I or II level

Level I minimum requirement is a Bachelor's degree with pay grade of PS809

Level II minimum requirement is a Bachelor’s degree and 3 years of related experience with pay grade of PS810

Appointment Type:Regular

Number of Months Employed Per Year:12 Month Work Period

Time Type:Full time

Pay Grade:PS809

Application Instructions:

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae2) Letter of Application/Cover LetterIf you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Original Posting Date: May 3, 2021

Posting Close Date:May 17, 2021

Job Requisition Number:R4878

Iowa State University ( is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities ( AAU ), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 30,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.

Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University’s Principles of Community ( .

All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check and/or a consumer credit check.

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email .

If you have questions about the application process please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll-Free at 1-877-477-7485 . Iowa State University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should email or call (515) 294-4800 or Toll-Free: (877) 477-7485 . TTY users are welcome to use the Iowa Relay Service number by dialing 7-1-1 or (800) 735-2942 .

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