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Cornell Innovation Fellows Program

Program Details:

The Center for Technology Licensing (CTL) is Cornell University’s technology transfer office and manages Cornell technologies from Cornell’s Ithaca campus, Weill Cornell Medicine, Cornell Tech and Cornell AgriTech. CTL’s mission is to catalyze technology commercialization to (i) develop products and services from Cornell innovations for societal benefit, (ii) promote new technology ventures to foster economic development within New York State and across the nation, and (iii) increase industry engagement by leveraging Cornell research.

CTL is proud to launch its new Innovation Fellows program that will provide post-doctoral fellows and/or recent PhD graduates the opportunity to work full-time for a period of up to three years at CTL.  The position will be based at Cornell’s main campus in Ithaca, NY – to either join the Life Sciences Team, or the Engineering/Physical Sciences Team. 

Under the tutelage of Business Development and Licensing professionals, Fellows will report to the Associate Director of their respective team and support the following functions:

At the end of the term, successful Innovation Fellows will have gained significant experience to embark on a career in the directions of technology licensing, startups, business development, and/or IP protection.

Successful candidates will have exceptional team working ability, communication skills, be service-minded, with proven interest in innovation commercialization, entrepreneurship and/or a career in technology transfer.

How to Apply:

Submit applications by email to: Camila Fuhr Diel at cef98@cornell.edu. Please note “Innovation Fellow” in the subject heading, and put the CV, statement of interest, and letters of recommendation in a single PDF file. All materials should be received by December 1, 2020. Later applications will be accepted until the position(s) are filled.

Employment Assistance:

If you require an accommodation for a disability in order to complete an employment application or to participate in the recruiting process, you are encouraged to contact Cornell University’s Department of Inclusion and Workforce Diversity at voice (607) 255-3976, fax (607) 255-7481, or email at owdi@cornell.edu.

For general questions about the position or the application process, please contact the Recruiter listed in the job posting.

Applicants that do not have internet access are encouraged to visit your local library, or local Department of Labor. You may also visit the office of Workforce Recruitment and Retention Monday – Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. to use a dedicated workstation to complete an online application.

Notice to Applicants:

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Contact: Cornell University

Online App. Form: https://apps.hr.cornell.edu/recruiting/facultyview.cfm?posting_id=_JOB_POSTING-3-33756