Full Job Title: CONTRACT SPECIALIST - Center for Technology Commercialization
Job Number: 94609
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Date Posted: 9-22-2017
PURPOSE OF POSITION:
In collaboration with general counsel, processing and negotiating commercial agreements managed by ICAPI. This position will also manage ongoing relationships with licensees and monitor licensee compliance with our agreements.
• Commercial Agreement Negotiation and Processing
The primary responsibility of the Contract Manager will be the negotiation and processing of the commercial agreement process, including drafting, negotiating, and seeking execution of the contrast. Types of agreements to be processed include Material Transfer Agreements, Confidential Disclosure Agreements, Inter-Institutional Agreements, Research Collaboration Agreements, Sponsored Research Agreements, Options, and Licenses. The Contract Manager will work with Portfolio Managers and Asset Acceleration Officers on financial terms. It may also involve outreach to investigators to identify new disclosures for materials that are being sent to third parties. The Contract Manager will also interact with members of the legal department (and any other necessary internal groups) during the negotiation of contracts to determine optimal agreement language, ensuring that all contracts comply with requirements such as Export Compliance (ITAR, EAR, Denied Parties) and HIPAA. Protection of CHMC intellectual property will be of highest importance in contract negotiations. The TA will be responsible for identifying any potential conflicts, including language in past agreements and/or 3rd party IP issues. Work flow will be managed appropriately to ensure timely execution of agreement.
The Contract Manager will also be involved in other office-led initiatives, such as educating CHMC employees in important issues. Constructive involvement in group projects is expected.
•Licensee Relationship Agreement Management
Manage all active agreements to ensure our and licensee's compliance. Work with our business manager to ensure proper financial reporting and distributions.
•Research and Strategy
Work with our asset acceleration team and legal counsel to consider corporate formation strategy for potential startups and provide input on various agreements necessary.
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