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Los Alamos National Laboratory Business Development Associate (Post-Bac) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

Vacancy Name: IRC74817


Job Title Business Development Associate (Post-Bac)

Location Los Alamos, NM, US

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

Minimum Salary

Maximum Salary

What You Will Do

Reporting to the Team Leader of Business Development within The Richard P. Feynman Center for Innovation (FCI), the Business Development Associate (BDA) will serve on a team of BDAs charged with supporting the LANL Business Development Executive (BDE) Team.

In this role, you will be responsible for (1) building business intelligence for the purpose of supporting LANL intellectual property (IP), program and commercial strategies, (2) drafting commercial plans for new inventions resulting from LANL R&D for better decision making on IP investments, (3) learning the basics of IP portfolio development and management as it relates to creating value at LANL, (4) observing and learning how to initiate and execute business contracts, e.g. Non Disclosure Agreements (NDAs), license agreements, Strategic Partnership Projects and Cooperative Research and Development Agreements, (5) identifying commercially viable and valuable technologies and facilitating their commercialization via established firms, new venture creation, corporate partnerships or collaborative R&D through customer discovery, and (6) participating effectively within the LANL complex to facilitate technology transition. In association with the BDE Team, the BDA will: work with program and line managers, scientists and principal investigators throughout the Laboratory and across key stakeholder Laboratory divisions, to understand the overall capability and intellectual property landscape; review business plans and presentations; and inform FCI’s proactive marketing of LANL technologies. The BDA will build trust and credibility, and demonstrate the ability to initiate and transact business at LANL, for which a curious attitude and disposition toward rigor, detail and process will be beneficial.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Demonstrated basic skills in writing commercial plans

  • Experience building situational awareness using a wide variety of resources

  • Experience assessing technology and linking technology to the needs of industry and consumers and/or other Federal agencies

  • Experience establishing and maintaining customer relationships with industry, universities, national laboratories, state and local governments, and/or communities

  • Demonstrated basic knowledge of intellectual property; primarily patents, and copyrights; and willingness to become advanced in this area for skillful handling of software and patents as they relate to building value and transitioning inventions to the marketplace

  • Excellent communication skills

Desired Skills:

  • Experience developing/marketing proposals leading to new customer relationships

  • Familiarity with U.S. intellectual property law and contract law

  • Familiarity with project management best practices

  • Ability to interact effectively with all levels of personnel, management, and internal/external stakeholders

  • Experience managing time critical projects with constrained resources and dynamically evolving requirements

  • Knowledge of Federal, DOE, and Laboratory technology transfer policies and with standard university technology transfer practices

Education : Completion of a Bachelor’s degree (preferably in science or an engineering discipline) within the past 3 years. Additional graduate level coursework desired.

Notes to Applicants: For full consideration, please submit a comprehensive cover letter addressing the minimum job requirements and desired skills.

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.

For general program information refer to the Student Programs web page.

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) sustains a culture that revolves around converting new ideas into solutions. We facilitate this conversion by aligning Laboratory capabilities with industry’s challenges and with our country’s need to protect against threats.

FCI interfaces with both Line organizations and Program Offices to perform research and development with external organizations.

Instructions on How to Activate/Create a LANL Jobs Account:

Follow the instructions below if you have ever had an employee Z number, been a contractor, or received Los Alamos Lab insurance coverage to activate your account:

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  • Enter your validation code as described in the email you receive and complete the 3-page registration form. Your account is now active and you can apply for jobs or save to your basket. Important : Enter the validation code within 15 days to activate your account or your account will be deactivated.

Follow the instructions below if you if you have never been employed with the Lab or received insurance coverage to create an account:

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How to Apply: Login to Your Account to Complete the Application Process

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If you experience any technical issues, please email applyhelp@lanl.gov for assistance.

Appointment Type UGS


Contact Details

Contact Name Vigil, Melanie Louise

Email mlvigil@lanl.gov

Work Telephone 505-667-5927

Req ID: IRC74817