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The Research Foundation for SUNY Technology Scout- Computing, Communications and/or Energy - The Research Foundation for SUNY in Albany, New York

Location: Albany, NY Category: Other Posted On: Fri Feb 26 2021 Job Description:

The Research Foundation for SUNY is hiring a Business Development Professional with experience working in energy, materials, manufacturing, information technology and communications.

This is US

  • We share a passion for science and technology, specifically where it intersects with purpose and how the results change the world we live in, and we each thrive off each other's desire to make an impact.

  • We are a team of dedicated and honest professionals who work directly with globally renowned researchers at the largest comprehensive system of higher education in the United States. These scientists and engineers are innovating daily to develop cutting edge technologies and they need our help to ensure the positive impacts from these innovations make it to the market to touch those who we love.

  • We get fired up by the complexity, diversity, and speed of our work and the opportunity to transform lives catalyzes us.

  • We recognize our unique skillsets and leverage them at every opportunity all to define the future of technology development and commercialization in New York and beyond.

  • We have our finger on the pulse of game-changing and lifesaving research and technology which we help navigate through the lifecycle that brings new products to market.

  • Mostly importantly, we are a close-knit team of passionate professionals that works hard and always has each other's backs.

If this sounds like something you want to be a part of, then come join our team.

Who are you?

You are a business development professional with extensive experience building meaningful partnerships, driving forward negotiations, and closing on these deals. You want to be part of a strong, dynamic team that works hard and runs fast, where you have the ability make a huge impact.

Ideally, you have experience in the convergence of academia and industry, you have a technical background in energy, materials, manufacturing, information technology and communications and you are passionate about breakthrough technologies that will change the world.

If you want to join an incredible team of people who share your passion and purpose, look no further.

Flexible work location and schedule will be considered.

What you will do:

You will seek and find external partnering and licensing opportunities for SUNY technologies. You will help to identify campus research in the early stages that have a high potential to become commercial opportunities. You will engage not only with your RF and SUNY colleagues but also individuals from industry to promote technologies, research market trends and develop partnerships. You will be part of our Industry & External Affairs team and work together to develop, market, and implement technology and sell the story of SUNY research and innovation.

Job Requirements:

You are the best candidate for this role because you are:

A leader - You are strategic with a growth mindset and a keen understanding of new technology development and commercialization. You approach your work with a high-level of integrity, focus, professionalism, and inclusiveness. You always support your team, even when you disagree, and you know when to listen and when to be direct.

Passionate - For you, this in not just another job. Our mission resonates with you, you truly believe in what we do and get energy from our collective wins. Like us, you want to make a difference. Here, you can.

A Closer - You are able to quickly build rapport with key partners upon an initial introduction and can quickly and effectively close the deal.

Tireless - You seek to learn from others constantly, while also helping to coach and mentor those who are not as well versed as you are in your technical area. As a result, you are determined to achieve your goals and relentlessly support your team while always remembering this is not your typical 9-5 job.

What can you bring to an exciting opportunity like this?

  • A technical degree in a discipline that will enable you to carryout the duties of the IEA Business Development Professional with success.

  • Three to Five or more years of experience in Business Development, Technology licensing, or Product Development

  • Academic and commercial experience in energy, materials, manufacturing, information technology and communications

  • Experience with the development, preparation and negotiation of a wide range of business contracts

    Additional Information:

As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer, The Research Foundation for SUNY will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, creed, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, transgender status, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, physical and mental disability, criminal record, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, status with respect to receiving public assistance, domestic violence victim status, a disabled, special, recently separated, active duty wartime, campaign badge, Armed Forces service medal veteran, or any other characteristics protected under applicable law.

The Company will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The Research Foundation for the State University of New York is not an agency or instrumentality of the State of New York. Employees of the Research Foundation for the State University of New York are not state employees, do not participate in any state retirement system, and do not receive state fringe benefits. The Research Foundation for the State University of New York operates under a contract with The State University of New York and receives no directly appropriated state funding.