Industrial Contracts Officer

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Industrial Contracts Officer

Stanford University

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Industrial Contracts Officer

Who are we?

The Industrial Contracts Office (ICO) is part of Stanford University's Office of Technology Licensing (OTL), which evaluates, markets, and licenses technology owned by the University. ICO negotiates and signs sponsored research and other research-related agreements with industry. In addition, ICO handles all University material transfer agreements and works closely with OTL on intellectual property terms for all research agreements. ICO also works closely with the Office of Research Administration and many other University research administration offices.

ICO enables Stanford research by negotiating mutually beneficial agreements with external collaborators that preserve academic freedom and scientific integrity. We ensure that ensuing Stanford technology is developed to its full potential to serve the public interest.

We are seeking someone to independently draft, negotiate and administer industry sponsored project agreements and collaborations, and material transfer agreements. Hold delegated signing authority for agreements on behalf of the university. In this position, you will:

  • Conduct formal negotiations, finalize and administer industry sponsored project agreements, commensurate with experience.
  • Negotiate intellectual property and publication rights, as well as confidentiality, indemnification and invoicing terms.
  • Negotiate complex Material Transfer Agreements, draft language that complies with University, Federal and other regulatory policies, requirements and conditions.
  • Negotiate other research-related agreements that involve intellectual property, publication and confidentiality issues.
  • Identify contractual and policy issues such as compliance, conflicts of interest and accounting, provide follow through until resolved.
  • Advise and assist client groups by interpreting and explaining contract terms and conditions of material transfers and industry sponsored project agreements.
  • Assist in resolving contractual problems that arise during course of project by consulting with investigators, staff and sponsors.
  • Review and revise standard agreements to reflect changes in University policies, Federal regulations and laws.

    To be successful in this position, you will bring:

  • Bachelor's degree and five years of relevant experience or a combination of education and relevant experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to draft, negotiate and conclude industry research agreements.
  • Demonstrated understanding of intellectual property and licensing issues as they pertain to industry sponsored research.
  • Demonstrated understanding of university research environment and policies.
  • Advanced communication skills to clearly and effectively communicate information to internal and external audiences, client groups and all levels of management.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills to review and analyze complex information.
  • Strong service orientation, demonstrated ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, action-oriented, customer-focused service environment.
  • Extremely detail oriented and able to work well independently, but also able to seek out assistance when needed.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, good judgment and the ability to conduct negotiations in a timely manner.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize a variety of tasks and demands.
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite and ability to learn applicable university and departmental systems.

    Why Stanford is for You
    Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:

  • Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
  • A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
  • A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
  • Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
  • Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more!

    The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

    Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

    Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    How to Apply
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    Additional Information


    Location: Dean of Research, Redwood City, California, United States
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    Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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    Posted: 9/11/2020
    Application Due: 9/11/2032
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