Columbia Technology Ventures is the technology transfer office for Columbia University and a central location for many of the technology development initiatives, entrepreneurial activities, external industry collaborations, and commercially-oriented multidisciplinary technology innovations across the university. CTV's core mission is to facilitate the transfer of inventions from academic research labs to the market for the benefit of society on a local, national, and global basis. Each year, CTV manages more than 350 invention disclosures, 100 license deals, and 20 new IP-backed start-ups, involving over 750 inventors across Columbia's campuses. CTV currently has over 1200 patent assets available for licensing, across research fields such as bio, IT, clean tech, devices, big data, nanotechnology, materials science, and more.
Over the years, CTV has been involved with launching well over 200 companies based on Columbia's technologies, and has also founded several technology initiatives to accelerate the path to market for promising technologies, including the PowerBridgeNY clean energy proof-of-concept center, the NYC Media Lab Combine, and the Columbia Biomedical Technology Accelerator.
CTV's efforts are backed by 45 full time staff and an additional 30+ graduate student interns (CTV Fellows), providing broad support to the Columbia community and other stakeholders. CTV also runs an Executive-in-Residence program, which brings seasoned industry executives, serial entrepreneurs, and investors to campus to support faculty and student entrepreneurial activities.
The Industry Relations Coordinator will work on Columbia's Industry Relations Initiative to expand and diversify financial support for research at Columbia.
The Industry Relations Coordinator will report to CTV's Director of Lab-to-Market Accelerator Network, and will work closely with CTV's Executive Director, as well as with stakeholders across Columbia schools and departments.
Conducts benchmarking research to identify potential industry partners, draft research reports on corporations
Convenes monthly meetings of stakeholders at Columbia
Maintains and updates a library of university policies and how-to guides around academic/industry partnerships
Researches, develops and implements best practices for engaging with industry, federal, and philanthropic organizations for strategic partnerships and federally-funded grant proposals
Establishes and maintains marketing and communications channels (website, pitch decks, marketing one-pagers, databases, newsletter, mailing list, etc.)
Acts as an internal consultant for research, development, and corporate relations teams across the university on projects involving industry relations
Other duties as needed
Bachelor's degree and/or equivalent minimum related experience. 2-3 years related experience.
The most important criteria for this job are an ability to multi-task effectively and efficiently, and project management skills to track projects over time at varying degrees of detail. Accordingly, the candidate must have outstanding organizational skills and be extremely detail-oriented. Experience at working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment is essential.
The candidate must be able to conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities, and react to project adjustments and alterations promptly and efficiently.
The candidate must be able to interact respectfully and engagingly in oral and written form with a wide variety of stakeholders, including Columbia's project administrators, faculty, and external academic and industry representatives.
Science Ph.D., JD, MBA, or other graduate degree preferred.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
Internal Number: 510683
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