Founded in 1955, the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Einstein) is one of the nation's premier institutions for medical education, basic research and clinical investigation. A full-time faculty of some 2,000 conducts research, teaches, and delivers health care in every major biomedical specialty. The college has some 730 medical students, 193 Ph.D. students, 106 MD/Ph.D. students and 275 postdoctoral fellows.
Einstein's major strength, in addition to training physicians and scientists, is its science. During fiscal year 2015, the faculty's consistently high level of scientific achievement resulted in the awarding of more than $150 million in peer-reviewed grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Einstein is part of Montefiore Medicine Academic Health System, an integrated academic delivery system comprising seven campuses, including 8 hospitals, a multi-county ambulatory network, a new state-of-the art “hospital without beds”, a skilled nursing facility, school of nursing, home health agency, and the state's first freestanding emergency department. As the University Hospital for the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore is a premier academic health system, employing Einstein's clinical faculty and training Einstein's medical students, over 1,300 residents, 420 allied health students, and 1,600 nursing students annually.
The Albert Einstein College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Einstein seeks candidates whose skills, and personal and professional experience, have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence, and the communities we serve.
Einstein's Office of Biotechnology and Business Development is looking to hire an Intellectual Property (IP) Manager to serve a key role in the Office's strategic operations.
The main goal for the IP Manager is to increase the strength and marketability of Einstein's IP assets by managing Einstein's patent portfolio, liaising with outside IP counsel, and communicating with Einstein inventors regarding invention disclosures for their technologies. The IP Manager will serve as the primary point of contact for Einstein's IP portfolio and serve as the main liaison between outside counsel and inventor(s).
The ideal candidate will have a deep and comprehensive understanding of patent law and prosecution strategy especially around early-stage life science assets, and help develop strong intellectual property positions that support commercialization of Einstein inventions and optimize the use of the intellectual property budget.
Understand Einstein/Montefiore scientific assets from various scientific disciplines and confidently interact with faculty/researchers/clinicians in order to ascertain the novel invention in order to devise patent prosecution strategy
Review new Invention Disclosures and provide assessment regarding patentability
Liaise with outside IP counsel and Einstein inventors, assisting to develop strong patent claims on assets
Provide feedback regarding IP strategy directly to inventor(s) and engage them through the IP prosecution process
Review all patent prosecution matters and discuss direction with licensing staff and inventors in a timely and proactive manner
Collaborate with marketing/licensing staff to ensure consistency between IP and licensing strategy
Prepare weekly reports of patent prosecution matters and updates
Review all filings to ensure government reporting compliance, when needed, and work with administrative staff on these compliance matters (returning rights; iEdison reporting)
Diligently review invoices from outside counsel and report any issues
Solicit new inventions for intellectual property protection and commercialization and identify high potential IP assets
Serve as a general business development resource for Einstein, and, as such, the incumbent may be utilized to perform other Office functions including administrative, general support, novel program development, and internal and external Office awareness program and material development, including developing Standard Operating Procedures
Prepare materials and reports for the Office's participation at external events and for internal seminars and represent the Office, as needed
Masters of Life Science required; PhD, preferred
Registered Patent Agent with USPTO and/or IP Law experience required
3+ years' experience working with intellectual property matters in either a law firm, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, USPTO or academic healthcare sectors
Advanced proficiency using MS Excel a must
Adeptness for working with IP management databases
Excellent attention to detail and time/deadlines
Demonstrated documentation skills
Skills and Competencies
Proven ability to communicate (written and verbal) in a clear and concise manner
Strong time-management and organizational skills.
Ability to effectively multi-task/manage a large portfolio of IP assets with competing priorities
Ability to understand and evaluate early-stage science
Self-starter with ability to work independently and collaboratively
Ability to manage long-term relationships with business partners and faculty-inventors and make strategic connections to facilitate technology transfer opportunities
Proficient in MS Office Suite, with advanced skills in MS Excel, and ability to seamlessly use IP Management software
Demonstrated success in improving operating efficiencies to solve problems is a plus