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Industrial Contracts Officer

Company: Stanford University
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: May 22, 2023

Job Description:

The Industrial Contracts Office (ICO) is a unit within the Office of Technology Licensing , Stanford's technology transfer office. OTL evaluates, markets and licenses technology created by the university. ICO is responsible for reviewing, negotiating, and signing a variety of research-related agreements on behalf of Stanford with industry and some non-profit collaborators, including sponsored research, material transfer, and equipment loan agreements. ICO Contract Officers have authority to sign research-related agreements on behalf of Stanford University and ensure that all agreements comply with Stanford policy, sound business practice, and legal requirements. ICO works closely with the OTL Licensing Team to ensure that Stanford's intellectual property are protected and developed to serve the public interest.Our VPDoR Diversity Journey:

  • We create a hub of innovation through the power of diversity of disciplines and people. -
  • We provide equitable access and opportunity to all members of the community in order to do their best work, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
  • We listen to and value all colleagues who bring diverse perspectives to the advancement and development of a respectful community.
  • We promote a culture of belonging, equity, and safety.
  • We embed these values in excellence of education, research, and operation.POSITION SUMMARY:
    The Office of Industrial Contracts at Stanford University is seeking an Industrial Contracts Officer 1 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.This is a 100% FTE, benefits-eligible position. For consideration, please submit resume. All final candidates must complete a background check.CORE DUTIES:
    • 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.
    • This is a hybrid role, which requires a regular presence at the employer's local Stanford Work Location. Required regular presence is determined based on business needs, and is typically two, three, or four days per week or an equivalent amount of time monthly.* Other duties may also be assigned.
      Education & Experience:
      Bachelor's degree and five years of relevant experience or a combination of education and relevant experience.Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
      • 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.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*:
        • Frequently perform desk based computer tasks, seated work and use light/ fine grasping.
        • Occasionally use a telephone, stand, walk, twist, bend, stoop, squat, write by hand, sort, and file paperwork or parts. -
        • Rarely lift, carry, push, and pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.* 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 the job.WORKING CONDITIONS:
          • May have occasional extended or weekend work hours during peak business cycles.WORK STANDARDS:
            • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
            • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
            • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, .The expected pay range for this position is $97,000 to $119,000 per annum. Stanford University provides pay ranges representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for a position. The pay offered to a selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal equity, geographic location and external market pay for comparable jobs.
              -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.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.
                -We're always looking for people who can bring new perspectives and life experiences to our team. Found the perfect role and ready to apply? Learn more on what to expect next.

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