Children's Mercy KC

Senior Commercialization, Intellectual Property, Manager

Requisition ID
Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date
1 month ago(6/6/2024 12:23 PM)
Posting Category
Work Type
Full Time
Work Days
Work Hours
8 am - 4 pm
FLSA Status
Location : Name
Adele Hall
Recruiter : Full Name: First Last
Terry Worthington-Brown
Recruiter : Email

Thanks for your interest in Children's Mercy!

Do you envision finding a meaningful role with an inclusive and compassionate team? At Children’s Mercy, we believe in making a difference in the lives of all children and shining a light of hope to the patients and families we serve. Our employees make the difference, which is why we have been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a top pediatric hospital, for eleven consecutive years.


Children’s Mercy is in the heart of Kansas City – a metro abounding in cultural experiences, vibrant communities and thriving businesses. This is where our patients and families live, work and play. This is a community that has embraced our hospital and we strive to say thanks by giving back. As a leader in children’s health, we engage in meaningful programs and partnerships throughout the region so that we can improve the lives of children beyond the walls of our hospital.


The Senior Commercialization Manager is responsible for fostering proactive relationships with Children's Mercy Hospital (CMH) innovators for identifying and establishing intellectual property assets. The incumbent will evaluate the innovations from the perspective of patentability and commercialization, facilitate intellectual property (IP) protection, market innovations to industry partners, and assist with drafting and negotiating license agreements. Assist with day-to-day operations of the office as well as other duties and responsibilities to advance the CMH innovations for commercial translation.


Incumbent must live within greater Kansas City metropolitan area. 


Other titles the ideal candidate may have had include: Intellectual Property Manager / Commercialization Manager / Technology Manager / Licensing Manager / Licensing Associate /  

Senior Intellectual Property Manager / Senior Commercialization Manager / Senior Technology Manager / Senior Licensing Manager / Senior Licensing Associate


At Children’s Mercy, we are committed to ensuring that everyone feels welcomed within our walls. A successful candidate for this position will join us as we strive to create a workplace that reflects the community we serve, as well as our core values of kindness, curiosity, inclusion, team and integrity.


Additionally, it’s important to us that we remain transparent with all potential job candidates. Because we value the safety of the patients and families we serve, as well as the Children’s Mercy staff, we want to let you know that the seasonal influenza and COVID-19 vaccines are a condition of employment for all employees in our organization. New employees must be willing to be vaccinated if found non-immune to measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) and chicken pox (varicella) and/or without evidence of tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccination since 2005. If you are selected for this position, you will be asked to supply your immunization records as proof of vaccination. If you and have any concerns about receiving these vaccines, medical and/or religious exemptions can be further discussed with Human Resources.


Faculty Outreach Invention Management:

  • Maintain proactive working relationships with faculty, clinicians, and researchers, and educate them on intellectual property (IP) and technology commercialization processes, participate in the development of outreach program for IP mining.  
  • Solicit and assess invention disclosures from faculty, clinicians, and researchers.  
  • Evaluate intellectual property potential, conduct prior art searches and patentability analyses.  
  • Manage a portfolio of IP assets, provide feedback, and assist researchers in navigating the patent process.  
  • Coordinate with external patent counsel to facilitate patent filings and maintenance.  
  • Understand, use, and comply with the requirements for the US Government's iEdison invention disclosure reporting system.  
  • Data entry and use of technology transfer data management system.

IP Commercialization:

  • Conduct market research and analysis to determine commercial potential within various market applications.  
  • Draft non-confidential summaries and marketing materials and post the summaries on various marketing platforms.
  • Develop and conduct marketing campaigns to promote technologies to potential commercial partners.  
  • Identify potential partners and/or licensees and ways to position technologies in a competitive environment for their greatest commercial success.  
  • Engage with companies and business development staff in commercialization discussions.  
  • Develop licensing strategies for the IP, including proposed valuations and licensing terms for each of several market applications as appropriate.
  • Assist the supervisor in drafting terms and conditions for license and other agreements, and negotiating licensing terms with companies, startups, and other partners.


Foster Commercialization Ecosystem:

  • Collaborate with Innovation Development team to accelerate value generation and commercialization of CMH innovations.
  • Educate researchers about Children’s Mercy’s pre-commercial development funding support for proof-of-concept studies.  
  • Actively participate in organizing IP and commercialization educational events on campus.  
  • Assist the supervisor in fostering novel translation pathways including, but not limited to, creating new companies and/or service businesses, SBIR/STTR support system, joint ventures, and investment resources for faculty entrepreneurs.  
  • Represent CMH at local, regional, and national partnering and business development events.  
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Highly prefer PhD, or Postdoctoral, candidates with the desire to engage in technology commercialization of early-stage healthcare innovations
  • Master's Degree in field of Sciences, Business, or related field and 1-2 years' experience. Specific relevant experience in IP management, technology commercialization, business development, or pharmacuteical/medical sales and strong interest in the commercialization of early-stage healthcare innovations OR
  • Bachelor's Degree Sciences, business, or related field and 3-5 years' experience. Specific relevant experience in IP management, technology commercialization, business development, or pharmacuetical/medical sales and strong interest in the commercialization of early-stage healthcare innovations

Benefits at Children's Mercy

The benefits plans at Children’s Mercy are one of many reasons we are recognized as one of the best places to work in Kansas City. Our plans are designed to meet the changing needs of our employees and their families.


Learn more about Children’s Mercy benefits.


Starting Pay

Our pay ranges are market competitive and will be based upon the ideal candidate's experience and educational background. 



Remote Work/Work from Home

This is an intermittent remote position, which means that the person hired will work with his or her manager to determine a schedule that includes both at home and on-site hours at a Children’s Mercy location. The incumbent must live in the Kansas City metro area.

EEO Employer/Disabled/Vet

Children’s Mercy hires individuals based on their job skills, expertise and ability to maintain professional relationships with fellow employees, patients, parents and visitors. A personal interview, formal education and training, previous work experience, references and a criminal background investigation all are factors used to select the best candidates. The hospital does not discriminate against prospective or current employees based on the race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, creed, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ancestry or veteran status. A drug screen will be performed upon hire. Children’s Mercy is smoke and tobacco free.


Our commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

CMH is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce. Our patients and families come from all walks of life, and so do we. We know that our greatest strengths come from the people who make up our team so we hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our hospital stronger and our patient care more compassionate.

If you share our values and our enthusiasm for service, you will find a home at CM. In recruiting for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that you can bring, including education, ideas, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, languages spoken, veteran status, color, religion, disability and beliefs.



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