Los Alamos National Laboratory Regional Business Development Associate (Technology Transfer Professional 1) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

Reporting to the Program Manager of Market Transition within FCI, the Regional Business Development Associate will be responsible for working within the entrepreneurial and business community within New Mexico to help develop and support technology commercialization.

Fundamental Responsibilities

  • Assist in the design and execution of unique programs to facilitate regional technology commercialization activities;

  • Assist in the recruitment of student interns to assess technologies for commercial potential and also support entrepreneurial and business activities within New Mexico;

  • Conduct market research on national best practices for entrepreneurial and economic development programs and initiatives;

  • Assist in the continuous development and expansion of program offerings within FCI;

  • Develop, support and attend networking events for regional entrepreneurs and small businesses, during and after normal business hours;

  • Assist in the design and execution of, awards, training and educational programs that support FCI strengthening the high tech ecosystem in New Mexico;

  • Assist in identifying, developing, and managing external business and community relationships; and

  • Assist broadly across Market Transition in both the maintenance and implementation of existing business development programs (e.g. New Mexico Small Business Assistance Program, Venture Acceleration Fund) and the development of new initiatives.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • 2+ years general business experience;

  • Basic knowledge of business start-up mechanics including characteristics, strategies and funding mechanisms including venture capital;

  • Basic knowledge of training concepts, event planning and program development practices;

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the state of NM entrepreneurial and business region;

  • Ability to apply marketing concepts and tools to develop marketing plans;

  • Ability to apply creative thinking, process improvement and problem solving in an organization that highly values innovation;

  • Demonstrated market research and market assessment skills;

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;

  • Strong organizational skills;

  • Demonstrated initiative, versatility and accuracy in performance of work product;

  • Demonstrated professional writing/editing experience;

  • Ability to interact effectively with all levels of technical, legal and management personnel both within the Laboratory and in the external business community; and

  • Ability to travel to periodic local and regional events and meetings. Some evening or weekend hours and occasional attendance at evening meetings is required.

Desired Skills:

  • Possess a network of private sector, economic development, academic and government technology contacts and networks

  • Demonstrated personal experience in recruiting and effectively utilizing summer interns and other marketing employees from top rated NM and national business school programs

  • Direct experience in an entrepreneurial initiative.

  • Basic knowledge of intellectual propertypractices and competitive landscapes, contractual mechanisms, and financial analysis;

  • Leadership potential

  • Knowledge of Federal, DOE, Laboratory, and/or university technology transfer practices

  • Active Q Clearance

Education:Bachelor’s degree in marketing, economic development or technology transfer relevant discipline and a minimum of two years related experience. Masters of Business Administration (MBA), economic development or advanced technical degree preferred.

Additional Details:

Clearance: Q(Position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements* for access to classified matter.

*Eligibility requirements: To obtain a clearance, an individual must be at least 18 years of age; U.S. citizenship is required except in very limited circumstances. See DOE Order 472.2 for additional information.

New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.

Term position:Regular-status Laboratory employees applying for term-status positions may retain regular status with approval of the cognizant Principle Associate Director.

Equal Opportunity:Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regards to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

Where You Will Work

Located in northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. LANL enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.

The Richard Feynman Center for Innovation (FCI) advances the LANL’s science and technology innovation capacity by nurturing and sustaining key public/private partnerships, building a strategic portfolio of interagency work to enhance Laboratory mission impact, transitioning technologies to market for commercial implementation, and promoting regional economic development.

To promote economic development, FCI facilitates commercialization in New Mexico to accelerate and enhance our efforts to convert federal and state research investments into resources that can support companies in every stage of development and help strengthen the high tech ecosystem in New Mexico. Technical assistance, early stage gap financing, and support of the high tech ecosystem continue to be key programs to achieve regional technology commercialization from LANL.

Maximum Salary: 115700

Minimum Salary: 71000

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Contact Name: Gonzales, Christine J

Organization Name: FCI-DO/Richard P. Feynman Center for Innovation

Email: cjg@lanl.gov

Job Title: Regional Business Development Associate (Technology Transfer Professional 1)

Appointment Type: Term Appointment

Req ID: IRC55901