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Columbia University Project Coordinator in New York, New York

Position Summary

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 at http://www.powerbridgeny.com/ clean energy proof-of-concept center, the NYC Media Lab at http://www.nycmedialab.org/ Combine, and the Columbia Biomedical Technology Accelerator. at http://columbiabiomedx.com/

CTV’s efforts are backed by 45 full time staff and an additional 30+ graduate student interns ( CTV Fellows at http://techventures.columbia.edu/about-ctv/ctv-fellows-program ), providing broad support to the Columbia community and other stakeholders. CTV also runs an Executive-in-Residence program at http://techventures.columbia.edu/about-ctv/ctv-executives-residence , which brings seasoned industry executives, serial entrepreneurs, and investors to campus to support faculty and student entrepreneurial activities.

The Project Coordinator will report to the Business Development & Program Manager and support the Physical Sciences and Life Sciences technology licensing professionals. Duties include: preparing technology marketing materials and packages, coordinating meeting and event logistics, performing market research and data analysis, supporting portfolio management activities, assisting with startup communications and investor outreach, and performing administrative tasks. The Business Development & Program Manager may request the Coordinator to perform other roles as needed.

Responsibilities

  • Preparing technology marketing materials and packages, coordinating meeting and event logistics, performing market research and data analysis, supporting portfolio management activities, assisting with startup communications and investor outreach, and performing administrative tasks. Other duties, as requested.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree and/or equivalent minimum related experience.

  • The most important criteria for this job are an extraordinary ability to multi-task effectively and efficiently, and to track projects over time at varying degrees of detail. Accordingly, candidate must have outstanding organizational skills and be extremely detail-oriented in a high-volume dynamic environment. 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 in oral and written form with a wide variety of stakeholders, including faculty, industry representatives, external consultants, and Columbia’s project administrators.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Science PhD, JD, MBA, or other graduate degree preferred.

Other Requirements

Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.

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