BUSINESS: Purdue Research Foundation
START DATE: Immediate Availability

Essential Functions

  • Assist the Office of Technology Commercialization and the Incubator with administrative and coordination activities related to licensing Purdue intellectual property and de-risking early-stage Purdue-affiliated (defined as those created around Purdue IP and/or by Purdue faculty, staff, students or alums) technologies and startups.
  • Provide high-level administrative support to the Director of the Incubator and the Director of Business Development and Licensing, Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC).
  • Track and send initial response to technology licensing queries, forward to the appropriate licensing manager, and track future correspondence.
  • Work cooperatively with OTC business development and licensing managers to develop marketing strategies for Purdue technologies and put together marketing packets for distribution to potential licensees.
  • Conduct routine audits of OTC’s internal database to check for changes in licensing status of Purdue IP.
  • Assist the OTC Business Development team in the preparation of reports for college/departments.
  • Docket marketing interactions and Incubator activity of a Purdue technology in the internal database.
  • Reserve meeting rooms and coordinate events as needed.
  • Arrange and schedule meetings and appointments as necessary.
  • Assist in the preparation of PowerPoint and memo materials for meetings.
  • Assist in coordination of demo days for gap funding.
  • Work closely with Incubator Managers on setup of programming, vendor communications, and other opportunities to advance technologies and/or startups.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Excellent communication skills, including oral, written, and proofreading skills.
  • Strong organizational and planning skills with the ability to manage multiple projects at once.
  • Ability to perform with minimal supervision, prioritize assignments to meet deadlines, and produce high-quality work with attention to detail.
  • Ability to take initiative and solve problems while being flexible.
  • Ability to influence and build working relationships among a diverse workforce at all levels.
  • Demonstrated good judgment, diplomacy, persuasive ability, and the ability to inspire confidence and cooperation to drive positive results within and across the organization’s boundaries.
  • General understanding of intellectual property and/or willingness to learn.
  • Personal computer and related basic Microsoft Office skills.
  • Familiarity with CRM tools like Salesforce or database management systems such as Sophia.
  • Regular and reliable communication and remote/hybrid attendance as requested are requirements of this position.
  • In person attendance for events is required.


  • Associate’s degree required.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • 5+ years’ experience required.