Associate Director, Technology Transfer NYU Abu Dhabi

Posting Number 2022-10140
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(5/12/2022 8:42 AM)
Location : Location
US-NY-New York
Research Administration
Office of the Vice Provost for Research (WS1763)
Compensation Grade
Band 53
Business/Professional Administrative

Position Summary

The Associate Director, Technology Transfer NYU Abu Dhabi Manages activities related to the disclosure, protection and commercialization of new inventions and copyrightable works, and the transfer of innovations from NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) to the marketplace. This includes assessing the commercial potential of new invention disclosures from faculty, identifying potential commercial partners, providing evaluations to management on the potential for startup formation, marketing to companies, and participating on the deal team to negotiate research and license agreements and post-deal diligence. Works seamlessly across senior leadership at NYUAD, research leadership at NYU, and NYU Technology Opportunities & Ventures (TOV) to improve the commercial outputs of NYUAD research and create internal efficiencies for compliance, document approval and execution, and faculty outreach. Position is located in the United Arab Emirates with travel to US 2-4x/year.


Required Education:
Bachelor's Degree Bachelor's degree in a relevant disciple required

Preferred Education:
Master's Degree Advanced degree strongly preferred

Required Experience:
10+ years Ten years' experience in business development, developing and marketing of new innovations and negotiating research and license agreements, or related activities particularly in the physical or life sciences. Demonstrated expertise in university technology, ideally in a leadership position. Excellent administrative, negotiating, interpersonal and communication skills necessary. Ability to work effectively with senior management, academic scientists and scholars, and executives from industry.

Preferred Experience:
10+ years CLP or TRRP designations are highly desirable. Experience living and working in the MENA region.

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Bilingual (Arabic/English), particularly with respect to business, scientific and legal applications

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Bilingual (Arabic/English), particularly with respect to business, scientific and legal applications.

Additional Information

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