Contracts Specialist

Location
Athens
Posted
Feb 28, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Summary: This position is responsible for managing intellectual property agreements as part of the Innovation Gateway contracting team. Innovation Gateway, UGA's commercialization program in the Office of Research, encompasses the University's intellectual property licensing and startup support functions to ensure that research discoveries reach their full potential for public benefit. The successful candidate will play a key role on the contracting team, which handles a high volume of intellectual property agreements including material transfer agreements, confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements, and data use agreements. This position requires a proven ability to prioritize and manage a large number of projects with competing deadlines. The successful candidate will be a highly motivated, dependable, detail-oriented self-starter with excellent communications skills who is ready to assume a key role within a very productive team. Legal and/or contract management experience is highly desired.

Responsibilities: Manage intellectual property agreements including: material transfer agreements, confidentiality/non-disclosure agreements, data transfer/data use agreements and review of IP clauses in sponsored research agreements: * Manage all agreement correspondence to ensure timely response to faculty and collaborators * Coordinate all agreement requests and initiation through SOPHIA database * Track agreement process in SOPHIA database * Manage IG contracts email account * Create and update agreement records in Sophia database * Create and maintain required hard copy files for cases/agreements

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and 0-1 years experience.

About UGA: The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (http://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University's main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University's enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

Full time/Part time: Full Time

EEO Policy Statement: The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

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