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HJF is seeking a Senior Technology Transfer Liaison (Senior Liaison) to support the Finance Department located at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU), Maryland. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to USU. The Senior Liaison serves as one of the USU campus facilitators for the USU-Foundation Joint Office of Technology Transfer (JOTT) and assists the Director of the JOTT. The Senior Liaison is responsible for drafting and negotiating Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs), Data Use/Sharing Agreements (DUAs and DSAs), and Confidentiality Agreements (CDAs), and assisting with Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs) consistent with approved standard agreement language, as well as interfacing with USU researchers to identify new inventions and provide assistance with the filing of invention disclosure forms. The Senior Liaison is involved in the administrative oversight of the technology transfer process at USU in order to maximize the effective use of resources and supports invention evaluation and marketing activities as requested. The Senior Liaison supervises the Technology Transfer Liaison (TTL) and is responsible for reviewing the work product of the TTL. The Senior Liaison identifies and evaluates problems and proposes solutions to the Director of the JOTT. The Senior Liaison facilitates information flow between USU scientists, USU administrators, in particular, the Office of the Vice President for Research and General Counsel, JOTT employees, and the Foundation.
The responsibilities of the Senior Technology Transfer Liaison cover a broad range of activities relating to technology transfer, the administration and review of various types of technology transfer agreements, the identification of new intellectual property, and the protection, development and commercialization of intellectual property. The primary responsibilities are the negotiation and management of the agreement docket in support of USU and supervising the TTL. Such activities include the following:
Invention Disclosure Management:
Minimum Educational Requirements: Master’s degree required, Ph.D. preferred, in the biomedical sciences or a related discipline is required.
Minimum Experience: 5+ years combined experience in biosciences-related research, technology transfer, agreements management, and/or scientific program management with a minimum of 3 these years being in technology transfer or agreements management.
Work Environment: office and laboratory setting
Required Skills, Knowledge: Superior organizational skills, exacting attention to detail, and high quality work standards required. Excellent analytical, organizational, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills and ability to interact creatively and harmoniously with coworkers and customers are essential. Ability to work independently and in a fast-paced, high-volume work environment, experience with database software and internet searching, demonstrated skills in handling multiple tasks simultaneously, and ability to complete projects in a timely manner are also required. Technical aptitude and experience understanding complex biological and medical technologies preferred.
HJF is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
Any alternate qualifications, to be considered as equivalents in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Director of Human Resources.