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Business Development & Technology Transfer Associate

Required Skills & Qualifications:
·     BS degree in Life Sciences, Business Administration or a related field of study or equivalent work experience. Graduate level degree in a related field highly desirable.
·     Prior experience in a comparable administrative role in an academic, research or medical center office environment desired
·     Previous experience with Tech Transfer highly desirable; previous experience in
  a legal environment or working with legal documents also highly desirable.
·     Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, required. Strong interpersonal skills required.
·     Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook) required
·     Experience working with database systems and report generation. Knowledge of iEdison and/or Intuem desirable.                                                                                                                         
·     Familiarity with the process of intellectual property development, including, patents, copyrights and trademarks, licensing agreements, non-disclosure agreements and other related legal instruments highly desired.                                                                                             
·     Fundamental understanding of biological sciences and medical/biological sciences terminology                                                                                                                                               
·     Effective self-management skills – ability to work independently, well organized, self-motivated, self-directed.                                                                                                                          
·     Possess good judgment; is a logical thinker.

Description of Duties:

·    Enter and keep patent information up to date in database, patent and agreement
·    Manage invoices from law firms, including: getting invoices approved from BD&TT staff; maintaining internal records of all invoices; and communicating with Accounts Payable and law firms on payment issues/questions                                                                                                
·    Process IP agreement related invoices
·    Track expenses and reimbursements regarding our patent portfolio                                              
·    Assist with the commercialization outreach for TLI’s unlicensed IP assets
·    Manage simpler patent actions and filings
·    Assist with event management for BDTT events, e.g. bi-monthly IP Review Committee, Innovation Showcase, etc.
·    Other duties as may be assigned