Business Development Associate

Yale University
New Haven, Connecticut
Closing date
Oct 15, 2021

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Field of specialization
General / Technical
Work Function
Marketing, Public Relations
Job Type
Full time
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Business Development Associate - 66159BR

Yale University, conveniently located between Boston and New York, offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut. Located in the heart of historic downtown New Haven with more than 100 local boutiques, national retailers, cafés, casual eateries, award-winning restaurants, and world-renowned theaters, galleries, and museums.

General Purpose: Under general supervision of the Executive Director of Business Development, independently elicits and evaluates innovations from Yale research, works with OCR staff and outside counsel to secure intellectual property rights, markets technologies, negotiates agreements, and develops and executes commercialization strategies for innovations from Yale research.

Required Education and Experience: Bachelor's degree in science or related field and a minimum of three years of experience in industry; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


• High energy, outgoing, enthusiastic sales and marketing orientation. Ability to juggle multiple projects. Ability to work closely with academic investigators and OCR team. Excellent listening, oral presentation, and writing skills.

• Ability to understand scientific presentations and publications, and the process of moving academic discoveries to the private sector. Ability to understand the process of intellectual property management.

• Ability to evaluate market potential for projected products - revenue, expense, and return on investment analyses. Ability to develop and recommend commercialization strategies for academic inventions.

• High level of ethics and integrity in professional matters; sensitivity for confidentiality and scrupulous commitment to the best interests of Yale University.

• Strong software application skills, including but not limited to Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook), web-based information retrieval and information/database management.

Preferred Education and Experience: Advanced degree in engineering or physical sciences strongly preferred. High level of knowledge of physical sciences, engineering and technology developments. Demonstrated knowledge in one or more scientific or engineering disciplines. Three or more years’ experience in licensing, corporate business development, or technology investments. Industry experience; Ph.D, JD, or MBA.

Application: For more information and immediate consideration, please apply online at Please be sure to reference this website when applying for this position.

We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.


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