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INVENTION ASSOCIATE- Engineering or Physical Sciences (Job ID 30185)

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 "30185")


INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ASSOCIATE- Nanotechnology, Chemistry and/or Therapeutics (Job ID 30537)

The Intellectual Property Associate position is involved in all aspects of intellectual property law including patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights, business, and contracts.  The IP Associate will be responsible for advising Invention Managers/Associates and the business team in intellectual property related matters.  Job Description (Search "30537")


PROJECT LEADER N.ewcures-  Preclinical Drug Development

The Project Leader will speed translation of potential new therapeutics and improve efficiency by developing, monitoring, and updating timelines and milestones required to advance assets from PI laboratories to IND status. This position reports into the Executive Director of N.ewcures and works closely with the Associate Director of N.ewcures and INVO leadership to ensure successful exit of assets.  N.ewcures is a new biomedical accelerator at Northwestern.  Job Description (Search "30567")


For more information regarding positions at INVO, please contact Simone Edwards.



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 patentabilty 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. The Practicum application can be downloaded here. Early submission is recommended as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please contact Sonia Kim for more information.

2017 Session I (January-June 2017) is CLOSED.

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