Provides leadership and oversight to the contract negotiation team. Essential functions include drafting, reviewing and negotiating a high volume of Confidential Disclosure Agreements (CDAs), Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs), Tangible Property Agreements (TPAs), Inter-Institutional Agreements (IIAs) and Data Use Agreements (DUAs). Serves as the lead during all stages of the contract negotiation process. Establishes and maintains relationships with university researchers, laboratories, and divisions to become knowledgeable about research interests. Exhibits exemplary responsiveness and professionalism in all interactions. Conducts educational presentations and similar outreach activities to encourage use of university commercialization services and engagement with Technology Commercialization Office (TCO) and Ohio State Innovation Foundation. Collaborates with other university departments to achieve efficient contract negotiation and management, intellectual property protection, and data protection.
Juris Doctor (J.D.). At least five years of corporate licensing or university technology commercialization/transfer experience. Proven experience with contract negotiation. Demonstrated ability to manage a team or track record of effective team management. Ability to make independent decisions and risk assessments while also being team-oriented and seeking input when necessary. Displays effective problem-solving skills and the ability to share those skills and knowledge with others. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to present complex material in a concise and professional manner to a wide variety of individuals and groups. Adapts easily to a fast-paced and constantly changing organization, department and work environment.
Target Salary: $95,000.00 - $110,000.00 Annually
Job Category: Administrative and Professional
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