Serve as a liaison between OTC, Sponsored Program Services (SPS) and Purdue faculty on intellectual property issues related to any proposals, awards, contract negotiations, license deals and other issues.
Coordinate with faculty on background intellectual property issues related to active contracts and grants.
Ensure all required restricted research forms are processed for all pending proposals and reviewed by the OTC Business Development Managers.
Coordinate academic signatures and Background and Foreground intellectual property (IP) reviews.
Serve as a coordinator for 3-way non-disclosure agreements between SPS, OTC and third parties.
Provide oversight of all University-sponsored program contracts with special IP terms and conditions to ensure contractual compliance, issue resolution and appropriate oversight.
Work with the Senior Intellectual Property Officer and the Vice President of OTC on outstanding intellectual property issues, diligence and follow-up.
Attend various sponsorship/partnership discussions to represent Purdue and OTC’s IP interests.
Assist PU/Sponsor Joint Steering Committee’s with oversight and review of IP issues.
Assist with the system-wide training of faculty and staff on the IP policy and procedures.
Coordinate and reconcile IP fee distributions between PU/SPS, PRF/OTC, Faculty Researchers and Departments/Units.
Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of intellectual property protection methods, contract law, and government laws and regulations related to technology transfer is desired.
Excellent organizational, problem solving, computer, written/verbal communication skills required.
Strong analytical skills.
Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
Candidate must be comfortable interacting with people from varied disciplines and with managing multiple complex projects.
Strong legal contract comprehension required.
Regular and reliable attendance are requirements of this position.
Bachelor’s degree required.
1-3 years of contracting, paralegal, research administration, business development or technology licensing in a technology-intensive industry required; some experience in technology commercialization desired.
Industry new product development and/or legal contract experience preferable.
Experience in negotiation of government contracts preferred.
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
About Purdue Research Foundation
The Purdue Research Foundation (PRF) helps to advance Purdue in the quest for discovery, learning and engagement.
We advance the mission of the University by managing and licensing Purdue's intellectual property, accepting gifts, administering trusts, acquiring property, and negotiating research contracts.