Argonne National Laboratory Business Development Executive in Lemont, Illinois

Business Development Executive

Requisition Number: 404806 Location: Lemont, IL

Functional Area: General Business Management Division: STP-Science and Technology Partnerships and Outreach

Employment Category: Regular Shift: 8:30 - 5:00

Level (Grade): PT3 Share: Facebook LinkedIn Twitter

Argonne is a multidisciplinary science and engineering research center, where talented scientists, engineers, and business professionals work together to answer the biggest questions facing humanity, from how to obtain affordable clean energy to protecting ourselves and our environment . Ever since we were born out of the University of Chicago’s work on the Manhattan Project in the 1940s, our goal has been to make an impact — from the atomic to the human to the global scale.

At Argonne, we explore the world together in order to build a better one

The world’s best and brightest minds come to Argonne—minds that are curious and bursting with new ideas. Minds that have a passion for excellence and innovation. Whether it be for premier research opportunities, a chance to blend work and home life, a diverse community of colleagues or a place where others genuinely care about the planet, Argonne offers something for you. We offer outstanding benefits, exceptional professional development opportunities, and a culture of innovation that embraces diversity, inclusion, flexibility, collaboration, and career growth. At Argonne National Laboratory you will have the opportunity to contribute to and support research that addresses our nation’s challenges and advances the frontiers of science and technology. Our science impacts the world and you can be a part of that! Whatever your role—scientist, engineer, or support staff--there is a path for you here at Argonne.

Employee benefits are a key factor when evaluating a career opportunity. At Argonne, you’ll find a comprehensive array of benefits to meet a variety of needs. In addition to medical, dental, life and disability coverage, you’ll have access to paid time off, a retirement plan with a generous match and a number of other benefits, such as onsite wellness facilities, an on-site child care center and auto and homeowners’ insurance.

With outstanding benefits, competitive pay, wellness programs and a stimulating and attractive work environment, Argonne is a tremendous place to pursue your career.

The Business Development Executive will independently identify, evaluate and transfer commercially viable technologies of Argonne National Laboratory. Responsible for each project assigned from disclosure assessment through executing licenses and other agreements related to that technology. Leads teams responsible for protecting and commercializing intellectual property generated by Argonne National Laboratory and its researchers. Identifies and evaluates intellectual property and provides input to secure optimal patent protection for researchers` inventions. Identifies best path to commercialization for selected projects. Leads negotiations of associated license agreements to ensure that licensed projects realize expected returns. Assists in the establishment of new venture start-ups and in litigation associated with ANL intellectual property. Oversees all communication with researchers regarding license negotiations, and licensed programs. Educates researchers on the importance of patent process. Leads the determination of patentability and commercial potential of researchers` inventions, including market opportunity, competition, and intellectual property position. Prioritizes projects according to commercial opportunities and revenue requirements. Prepares, reviews and approves as appropriate documentation associated with Work for Others (WFO) and Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADA).

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Experience:

•Knowledge and experience in intellectual property management and/or contract negotiation related to engineering and science required.

•Experience performing due diligence on companies required.

•Knowledge of business plan development preferred.

•Knowledge and experience with business intelligence databases and ability to develop value propositions and marketing strategies required.

•Ability to integrate information from multiple sources accurately into IP- and negotiation-related documents.

•Organizational and interpersonal skills.

•Written and verbal communication skills.

•Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

•Ability to manage complex, time-sensitive issues.

•Advanced science or engineering degree plus a minimum of three years of relevant industry experience OR a Bachelor of Science degree plus a minimum of five years of relevant industry experience required.

•Experience analyzing commercialization potential for Laboratory-based inventions and in identifying candidate industry partners required.

•Experience developing documentation in support of patent applications required.

•Experience in supporting the formation of start-up companies preferred.

•Experience in supporting the education of research scientists on the patent process preferred.

•Ability to travel as needed.

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, Argonne National Laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that fosters collaborative scientific discovery and innovation. In support of this commitment, Argonne encourages minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply for employment. Argonne considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.