The Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is seeking an Industry Liaison.
In this position your primary duties will include: (a) develop and execute industry engagement strategies to increase quantity and/or quality of INL’s relationships with industry, (b) serve as a primary point of contact for industry partners engaging with the INL, and (c) lead in facilitating and coordinating with stakeholders, support organizations, processes, etc. to ensure industry partners have a best-in-class experience in working with INL.
Duties related above include:
Developing strategic plans for industry engagement that are integrated with the directorate strategic plans and the overall lab plan. This will require understanding of programmatic and lab strategy, key customers, industry opportunities, and internal resources / capabilities to maximize industry interaction and impact.
Executing industry engagement strategies, which requires marketing solutions/capabilities, understanding and professionally communicating INL’s expertise and capabilities, building relationship of trust with industry contacts, reducing relationships to working agreements, and maintaining long term positive relationships.
Managing industry relationships by providing frequent and professional communication, organizing meetings and visits, and ensuring interactions are productive and professional.
Lead in monitoring and facilitating internal processes, such as developing work scopes, formalizing agreements, and negotiating terms; quickly raise up internal delays and internal issues to management for quick resolution.
Keep management informed of industry engagements in assigned sector, including quantity, quality, issues, etc. Provide quarterly reports of impacts and outcomes to include in contractor performance evaluations.
Bachelor’s degree and 8 years of experience, Master’s degree and 6 years of experience, or PhD and 4 years of experience. You should have an industrial background in your target industry sector because it is critical that you have a working understanding of the research program, industry technology resource needs, and industry landscape (major players, new entrants into the market, trends, regulatory environment, etc.). This generally requires a combination of scientific and business educational backgrounds with industry experience pertinent to the sector. Additionally, the ability to converse with the spectrum of researchers to senior administration in companies and INL is critical for success, as industry decisions to collaborate is typically driven by a combination of exciting research and a strong and demonstrable fit to business unit needs and future products or services. Additionally, a basic working knowledge of intellectual property agreements and processes (e.g., patent, copyright, trademark, service mark, trade secret, confidentiality agreements, sponsored research agreements, material transfer agreements, technology licenses, etc.) and government contracting methods (SPP and CRADA’s) is helpful to facilitate issue resolution.
Internal Number: 13222
About Idaho National Laboratory
INL is part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s complex of national laboratories. The laboratory performs work in each of the strategic goal areas of DOE: energy, national security, science and environment. INL is the nation’s leading center for nuclear energy research and development.INL is managed by Battelle Energy Alliance for the Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Energy.