Join our team of Industry Professionals

We’re always on the lookout for new talent. Take the first step to joining our team of industry professionals by viewing our current opportunities.

At Skysong Innovations, You Matter.

As a Skysong Innovations employee, you are the critical liaison between university inventions and real-world impact.

As a member of our team, you move university technology to the marketplace in a variety of ways. Whether it’s facilitating invention disclosures, providing entrepreneurial coaching, linking to venture funding, connecting researchers to outside companies or developing commercialization strategies, the work we do inspires further innovation, develops new products, creates jobs, grows future companies and even launches new industries. 

You think creatively, and you don’t sacrifice the critical details in favor of the big picture.

You look at the broad-scale applications of nascent products and technologies, and work to bring each one of them into the marketplace. You’re willing to brainstorm alternative commercialization pathways to find the best mode to market. 

You’re a powerful mind in your own field, and you’re eager to work with present and future leaders in others.

Your expertise allows you to appreciate how different marketing and licensing decisions will affect potential industry partners, and allows you to act as a sentinel who ensures a fair return on the value provided by university intellectual property.

You’re excited to engage

with the highest-level faculty and students, interface with dynamic ventures both within the local community and around the country, and provide access to top-tier entrepreneurial support that will help retain and grow high-performing startups.

You’re an innovator among innovators.

You devise and deploy broad, unique outreach initiatives within and beyond the university, launching and protecting intellectual property while maximizing opportunities for technology transfer in broader industries. You look for ways to ensure that top products and startups deliver maximum social, economic and even global impact.

We Want You on Our Team.

Current Openings

Executive Assistant

The executive assistant will perform administrative duties for Skysong Innovations (SI), a subsidiary of ASU Enterprise Partners (EP). The position requires broad and comprehensive administrative experience, skill and knowledge of organization policies and procedures, and the ability to work with people from all levels of the organization and ASU, including leadership and board members. The executive assistant will manage the schedules of the CEO, and all leadership positions directly reporting to the CEO. This includes arranging appointments, travel, meetings, conference calls, obtain signatures and approvals; and, at times, work on board tasks. The position will require analysis and use of initiative and independent judgment with frequent access to confidential and highly complex information. The executive assistant is knowledgeable of SI, EP, and ASU policies and is responsible for coordinating with staff from these offices. This position reports to the SI Vice President of Finance and Human Resources.

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Associate Director Business Development - Physical Sciences

The overall responsibility of the Business Development Manager is to work with faculty and administration in identifying physical science inventions; securing appropriate IP coverage; marketing to potential licensees; executing commercial license agreements including facilitating faculty startups; and ensuring diligence on the part of the licensees. What you'll do: · Engage and enhance strong working relationships with faculty · Search-out and work with faculty to disclose commercially valuable ideas and prosecute intellectual property filings · Market to potential licensees via emailing, phone calls, and face-to-face meetings · Negotiate and execute licensing transactions from term sheet to definitive agreement · Maintain up to date project status via central database · Make presentations to faculty, industry, university leadership and boards · Other duties as assigned

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Manager Intellectual Property Services - Physical Sciences

The Director of Intellectual Property for the Physical Sciences will work closely with ASU faculty and staff, in-house counsel, and Skysong Innovations business development professionals on obtaining invention disclosures, evaluating them, and monitoring the preparation of patent applications. Additional responsibilities may include presentations to faculty, IP report generation and analysis, managing interns, and special projects.

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This externship will expose the students to technology transfer issues, including the identification, protection and commercialization of new technology.

Students in our legal externship program must hold a technical undergraduate or graduate degree (science, engineering, technology, computer science). Experience with IP in general and patent law in particular is helpful; an eagerness to learn is required.

You will coordinate with inventors and internal and external counsel as you prepare technology transfer documents, including technology evaluations, claim charts, patent applications, office action responses, and more.

Graduate (Masters/PhD/MBA) students with backgrounds in engineering, physical sciences, biology, biochemistry and bioscience are encouraged to apply.

Students will be responsible for writing reports, assessing commercial viability of inventions submitted to Skysong Innovations, identifying potential investors or licensees, developing marketing materials for our inventions, and/or conducting financial analyses for negotiations. Students will be invited to attend internal staff presentations and engage with our team.

Students that fill this position will be reporting to our administrative team and should be able to work in a team environment, have a basic knowledge of MS office programs, strong attention to detail and willingness to learn. The essential functions of this position are answering the phone, filing, and data entry as well as any other duties needed to improve and support our day-to-day operations.