Job Posting

Technology Transfer Intern

on June 3, 2015

WORLDiscoveries is the technology transfer office that commercializes research from Western University, Robarts Research Institute, and Lawson Health Research Institute (London’s local hospitals). WORLDiscoveries assists researchers in commercializing their discoveries through licensing to existing companies and creating new companies (spinoffs). WORLDiscoveries is located in the Western Discovery Park, adjacent to the university campus on the north side of Windermere Road, in London Ontario.

Status: Full-time (35 hr/week), 6 month internship contract.

Details: The position will commence July 2015.

Salary: $20,000.00

Institute: The University of Western Ontario.

Supervisor: Dr. Jan Payne, Intellectual Property and Market Analyst.


  • Due diligence for incoming disclosures or other commercialization projects.
  • Perform market research, analyzing market and industry trends.
  • Perform competitor analysis and build industry databases for outreach.
  • Evaluate intellectual property from a commercialization perspective.
  • Make presentations of findings, analyses, and recommendations.
  • Assist in the preparation of marketing material and grant applications.
  • Support the team in managing day-to-day activities.
  • Respond to ad hoc requests, as required.

Learning Opportunities:

  • Training in technology commercialization and spinoff company creation.
  • Shadow and assist the team during patent filing/prosecution activities. General office duties and office work experience.


  • Graduate degree in neuroscience related field.
  • Experience or interest in business or entrepreneurship.
  • Some familiarity with intellectual property, or the aptitude to grasp the concepts of intellectual property protection.
  • Ability to understand complex technical documents.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team setting.
  • Highly organized, with excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize effectively and meet tight deadlines.

How To Apply:
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Western Values Diversity
The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. The University provides support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. Candidates requiring accommodation during the recruitment process are asked to contact Human Resources Administration at hrhelp@uwo.

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