Intellectual Property Officer, Agreement and Compliance Coordinator

East Lansing, MI
Mar 09, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Michigan State University has been working to advance the common good with uncommon will for more than 150 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU focuses its vast resources and collaborative power on creating solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges, while providing life-changing opportunities to a vibrant and diverse community of students and scholars, athletes and artists, scientists and leaders.

Posting Number: 5063

Internal Posting Date: 03-08-2017

Internal Closing Date: 03-21-2017

External Closing Date: 03-21-2017

Review of Applications begins on:

Job Title: Intellectual Property Officer

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Multiple Position Numbers: No

Major Administrative Unit/College: Vice President Research and Graduate Studies

Primary Department: 40000580 MSU INNOVATION CENTER

Position Employee Group: Professionals-AP

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Employment %: 100

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time

Work Hours: Standard 8-5

Varied Work Hours (if applicable):

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Faculty: Salary Range Support Staff: Pay Minimum Salary Negotiable

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Pay Grade Level: 13

Position Summary: The Agreement and Compliance Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating and processing license, option and other agreements, including related documents and coordinating the entry, monitoring and follow up of terms and conditions of signed license and option agreements. Additionally, this individual will review and analyze diligence and royalty reports from optionees and licensees, for the purpose of identifying trends, and assessing adherence to milestones and diligence requirements, deadlines, and other obligations. The successful candidate will, on a daily basis, interact with a number of different constituencies both inside MSU and outside MSU, including licensee/option representatives, MSUT management, Technology Managers, IP finance and patent coordinators, and other staff. The position requires excellent communication and organizational skills, including the ability to easily manage shifting priorities, as well as a high level of motivation to achieve outcomes. The position reports to the Executive Director of MSU Technologies.

Faculty: Minimum Qualifications Support Staff: Minimum Requirements Knowledge equivalent to that which would normally be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program in Business or a related field; three to five years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience related to coordinating, drafting, processing and monitoring legal documents necessary to the successful operation of a technology commercialization program; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

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Desired Qualifications: The preferred candidate will have strong interpersonal and communication skills; the desire to work as part of a team; will be a self-starter; pay close attention to detail; follow through on tasks; be able to manage/coordinate multiple tasks; able to work successfully with academic scholars and other university staff; and have experience with digital databases.

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Required Applicant Documents: Resume/CV
Cover Letter

Optional Applicant Documents: Other Document

Number of Reference Letters Required: No letters required

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MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.


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