Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
The purpose of the technology transfer trainee position is to develop skills and provide an experience in the commercial development of research discoveries. Under the supervision of business development staff, the trainee handles straightforward, uncomplicated agreements for both patented and unpatented intellectual property (IP), evaluates university technologies for commercial potential and market technologies.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Working with and assisting Technology Transfer Office staff in all activities required for transfer of technologies to the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and medical device industries, from initial invention disclosure to licensing.
Complete Technology Assessment and Commercial/Patent Reassessment on assigned invention disclosure within established OTM time frames. This assessment includes an evaluation of patentability and commercial opportunity. Make recommendations on appropriate IP protection (patent or copyright) and patent conversions.
Work with OTM mentor and legal counsel (internal/outside) to protect intellectual property either through patenting or other proper tactics for assigned portfolio. Work with OTM mentor and patent coordinator to review patent filing/prosecution decisions and communicate with outside law firms.
Develop marketing materials and website information on IP-protected cases. Market IP and establish contacts with potential licensees. Work with OTM mentor to manage IP portfolio and decisions on future license potential.
Negotiate key terms and execute simple license/material transfer agreements with licensees.
Other duties as assigned.
Advanced degree in the life science/biomedical/medical/engineering areas or equivalent work/education combined experience.
Applicants must have an understanding of patenting, contracts, and licensing activities, either in a university or a private industry.
Must be able to assess the potential for a nascent technology in the commercial arena.
A self-starter with excellent communication and computer skills, as well as the ability to prioritize and manage the assigned case load.
Some business experience in private industry or an individual with an MBA degree in his/her educational background is preferred.
The hiring range for this position is $43,231 - $55,126 annually.
This position is not eligible to receive benefits.
This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week. This position is temporary (6 months).
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Office for Technology Management. This position is at 4240 Duncan Ave.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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