WiSys helps researchers and innovators from the statewide 11 four-year comprehensive campuses identify innovative technologies and bring them to the marketplace. To achieve this, last year alone WiSys awarded over $600,000 in grant funds across the UW system. This led to 64 innovations disclosed to WiSys and 12 patents issued. WiSys also coordinates several annual events geared toward innovation, research, and enhancing the student experience. To learn more about WiSys, please visit http://wisys.org/
The WiSys IP & Licensing Associate is responsible for evaluating the viability of UW – System faculty research projects and identifying opportunities for WiSys to help with technology commercialization. This position plays a key role in enhancing the vital connection between WiSys and researchers, inventors, and entrepreneurs on University of Wisconsin – System Campuses.
We have two current openings. One position will serve the Southern Wisconsin Region (UW-La Crosse, UW-Platteville, UW-Parkside and UW-Whitewater) and the other will serve the Western Wisconsin Region (UW-Eau Claire, UW-River Falls, UW-Stout, and UW- Superior).
Ideally, this individual’s primary office would be located in the region they serve, and they will visit their four regional campuses on a regular basis. Occasional travel to WiSys’ headquarters located in Madison, Wisconsin will also be required.
Key responsibilities include:
We are seeking candidates with the proven ability to converse with university researchers and non-scientific staff on scientific and technical matters in a variety of disciplines; expertise in evaluating, analyzing and recommending research projects and business plans; and strong presentation and facilitation skills. Experience in a scientific/academic environment or with technology transfer, licensing, contracts or new ventures is preferred. A bachelor’s degree in a scientific, technical or legal field is required. An advanced technical, law, or business degree or equivalent experience is advantageous. Travel is required.
Qualified individuals interested in this opportunity are required to submit a cover letter and resume as one document via the 'Apply for this job online' button.
WiSys supports and promotes a diverse and inclusive work environment, and offers competitive salary and benefits.