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Senior Director, Finance & Administration (Job ID 32326)

Reporting to the Associate Provost/Associate VP Research, the Senior Director of Finance and Administration serves as an integral member of the INVO senior management team and is responsible for the financial management strategy for INVO as well as contributing to the development and implementation of the organization’s strategic goals. The Senior Director is responsible for developing and implementing contemporary best practice policies and systems in finance and operations to support the growth and impact of INVO, including The Garage, and the University’s space for academic learning and entrepreneurship. The Senior Director provides financial and operations expertise and support for INVO’s translation of ideas generated within the University into products and services that are able to be commercialized outside the University, patented and licensed University inventions (technology transfer) which fosters entrepreneurship at the University as well as enables and enhances faculty research through corporate collaborations. Job Description (Search "32326")

Manager of INVO Docketing & Compliance (Job ID 32443)

Under the direction of the Senior Director of Finance & Administration, the Manager of Compliance & Docketing is a player manager in the Innovation and New Ventures Office actively responsible for both managing compliance and docketing while also participating in the execution of the function.  The Manager of Compliance and Docketing leads the compliance and docketing team in the execution of all administrative, procedural, and inventor issues related to an intellectual property portfolio in support of INVO. Participates in patent prosecution and license agreement activity within the portfolio to support commercialization efforts.  Responsible for managing the monitoring and satisfaction of government compliance for intellectual property within the university’s patent portfolio.  Possesses advanced knowledge of patent prosecution, has the ability to work on patent portfolios with minimal supervision and guidance. Manages performance of and provides direction to a junior member of the compliance and docketing team. Job Description (Search "32443")

Invention Associate: Life Sciences (Job ID 30710)

The Invention Associate participates in the management of patent prosecution strategy, licensing, and commercialization of select University-generated intellectual property. Assists Invention Manager in promoting the mission and business of the department through the development of strong relationships with inventors, legal counsel, prospective and actual licensees, and colleagues.  Job Description (Search "30710")

For more information regarding positions at INVO, please contact Danny Fisher.


INVO Practicum

The INVO Practicum is a new program open to all Northwestern students and post-docs who are interested in learning more about the technology transfer process as well as being exposed to the vast areas of innovation at Northwestern. This program requires attendance at training sessions and a commitment of 10 hours per week over a six month period. The interns will gain hands-on experience in evaluating technologies for palatability and marketability as well as be expected to effectively communicate their findings with INVO staff. Two cohorts will run per year: January to June and June to December. Download the Practicum application.

Early submission is recommended as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please contact Sonia Kim for more information.

2017 Session II (July - December 2017) is CLOSED.

2018 Session I (January-June 2018) is OPEN.

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