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Technology Development & Licensing Manager

Posted 29 Jun 2018

Milwaukee, Wisconsin - United States

Req Id 176557


A career with MilliporeSigma is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 52,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in healthcare, life science and performance materials. For 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. MilliporeSigma is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.

Your Role:  

You will identify and execute in-licensing opportunities with external partners in the identified LSC field of science (Biochemistry / Bioactive Small Molecules for Drug Discovery / Cheminformatics / Organic Chemistry / Stable Isotopes).  You will manage a broad network of researchers that are a productive source of new product and technology licenses from scientific journals, academic, industrial, and government laboratories, and/or technology transfer offices as well as internal stakeholders. You will independently assess and evaluate customer-relevant technology and new product opportunities, present to management and internal teams, drive discussions, to ensure seamless transition of opportunity to business development. Identify and communicate potential technology opportunities to internal stakeholders. Partner with product management & R&D to manage existing collaborative relationships and creation of new relationships.


You will manage processes and stakeholders for maximum efficiency. Manage own workload, including list of scientific journals, KOLs and consultants, startups, and conference network. Participate in out-licensing strategy and implementation to obtain greatest financial and strategic return for the company. Provide technical consulting and support to appropriate business segments. Utilize expertise primarily regarding own technical area or discipline,  Leverage scientific background to explain complex technical information to others internally earn and maintain knowledge of Merck KGaA capabilities for proper evaluation of strategic/ technical / cultural fit of product and technologies


Open to any location, can be remote with close proximity to an airport.


Who you are: 

You must have demonstrated experience in negotiation and knowledge of basic contract language and contract negotiation. Knowledge of patenting process and intellectual property rights. Have strong people/communication skills. Have strong customer orientation. Have excellent organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize and multitask. Be self-motivated and results oriented.

  • Able to travel up to one to two weeks per month.
  • Proficient in MS Office 
  • Ph.D. or equivalent degree in relevant scientific field or MBA with 10+ yrs of scientific experience
  • 3+ years of experience in sourcing new products and technologies specific to life science industry

What we offer: With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!

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The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to his/her Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because he/she made a good faith report of discrimination.

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