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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.

Responsibilities

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.

Skills & Competencies

Negotiation
• Persuasively articulating one's position, carefully listening to others' positions, and tailoring negotiation tactics to bring all parties together and reach desired outcomes; striking a balance between being firm and being willing to compromise; preserving long-term relationships by demonstrating fairness and searching for win-win solutions
• Independence and Teamwork
• Ability to work autonomously, with independent judgment, as well as in a collaborative team environment. Understand what is expected and required, and deliver quality results/input in a timely and productive manner.
• Critical Thinking
• Ability to apply critical thinking skills to process and manage a portfolio of technologies, contracts, and patents that result in valuable intellectual property and commercialized products
• Communication
• Excellent communications skills and the ability to work with others in a respectful and tactful manner
• Organization/Prioritization
• Demonstrate organizational, prioritization, and time management skills to ensure proper management of a significant portfolio and adequate contribution to group activities
• Operation Procedures
• Ability to understand and follow standard operating procedures, while recognizing exceptions to the SOPs.
• Work with the team to learn and optimize standard operating procedure and use critical thinking skills to make decisions that limit risk and meet business needs
Qualifications
Required:• Bachelor of Biological Science OR Related Discipline• 3 years related experience OR 8 years contract paralegal experience Preferred:• 3 years' experience with company formation and early stage company development• J.D.• Advanced degree in biomedical sciences OR related discipline• Experience in technology transfer or business development OR pharmaceutical, biotech or legal field.

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