Junior Technology Assessment and Licensing Associate
Location: Moscow, Boise
Division/College: University Research (Div)
Employee Category: Exempt
Pay Range: $59,711 per year or higher depending on education and experience
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Position Summary: Reporting to the Director of the Office of Technology Transfer, the Junior
Technology Assessment and Licensing Associate (TALA) is responsible for
the management and administration of a portfolio of intellectual property (IP).
They will be responsible for meeting with faculty to educate them about the technology commercialization process and to encourage new invention disclosures. The successful candidate will develop marketing and commercialization strategies, assist with patent portfolio management, and assess and negotiate contracts with industrial partners. These contracts include license agreements, non-disclosure agreements, and material transfer agreements in support of technology transfer and sponsored projects.
They will upload agreements and associated data into a database management system and prepare reports as requested and required. They are responsible for using superior judgment to ensure all transactions comply with pertinent policies, regulations and laws associated with the management of intellectual property in close coordination with the Director of the Office of Technology Transfer and the other TALAs employed by the university.
This position can be located in Moscow or Boise, and will be determined upon hire. Some occasional traveling between Moscow and Boise may be required.
Bachelors degree in related field (such as a life or physical sciences field, engineering, marketing, law, or business). At least 1 year professional experience in one of the following areas: intellectual property, business development, paralegal, law, or contracting. Experience handling business agreements for a public university, a company, a state agency, or a unit of the government. At least 1 year experience working as part of a distributed team; effective at utilizing videoconferencing, phone calls, emails, and other forms of communication to bridge the physical distance between team members. Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite.
Masters Degree or PhD in a field of science or engineering. At least 1 year professional experience establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with management, peers, and other professionals, including those working for third parties. Demonstrated professional experience working with intellectual property matters. Specific knowledge of material transfer agreements (MTAs) and non-disclosure agreements (NDAs). Masters Degree or PhD in a field of science or engineering. Experience related to working with patent attorneys and inventors regarding office actions by USPTO examiners. Experience interpreting and applying a policy to answer specific questions. Specific experience to demonstrate proficiency with electronic management systems for maintaining licensing contract records and other such documentation within a university setting (i.e. Inteum, Sophia, or a similar electronic filing system). Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a team member to meet complex objectives in a timely manner.
Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:
Posting Number: SP002134P
Posting Date: 03/27/2019
Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions: Preferential review of applicants to take place on May 17, 2019.This position can be located in Moscow or Boise, and will be determined upon hire. Some occasional traveling between Moscow and Boise may be required
Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.
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