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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.
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