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Title:
Institutional Support (Technology Transfer Officer)
Position Number:
0081914T
Hiring Unit:
VP Research and Innovation
Location:
Manoa Campus
Date Posted:
March 10, 2017
Closing Date:
March 25, 2017
Band:
B
Additional Salary Information:
Commensurate with education and experience.
Full Time/Part Time:
Full Time
Temporary/Permanent:
Temporary
Funding:
Revolving

Other Conditions:
  • extended to 03/25/17, to begin approx May 2017; annually renewable every July 1st contingent upon performance and availability of funds.
Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Determine if disclosures meet U.S. Patent Laws to qualify for a patent and if federal funding has been involved in the development of an invention.
  2. Analyze disclosures to ensure they have been accurately completed by the inventor(s).
  3. Ascertain the status of published results or anticipated publications on the invention and evaluate the commercial value of the invention.
  4. Conduct technology assessments of inventions disclosed; formulate and implement marketing and licensing strategies.
  5. Perform market analyses to determine the value of patents.
  6. Identify potential licensees or corporations that might be interested in licensing the University's existing unlicensed or newly patented technologies and determine the appropriate license.
  7. Solicit and evaluate invention disclosures from faculty and others.
  8. Review existing grants and contracts for new technologies that might be emerging from research.
  9. Provide information and assistance to faculty regarding invention disclosures and protection of intellectual property.
  10. Manage the patent process including oversight of external patent counsel; oversee the filing and management of patent applications.
  11. Work with patent counsel to identify, secure, and maintain intellectual property rights to UH technologies and help manage the University's technology portfolio.
  12. Maintain standardized database and other records to inventory and track the disposition of UH patents, copyrights, etc. and keep abreast of important deadlines.
  13. Report invention disclosures and licensing activities to federal research sponsors.
  14. Market a portfolio of unlicensed inventions to industry.
  15. Other duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications
  1. Possession of a baccalaureate degree in physical or biological sciences or related and 3 years of progressively responsible professional experience with responsibilities for marketing, legal drafting, negotiations; or equivalent education/training or experience.
  2. Considerable working knowledge of principles, practices and techniques in the area of marketing intangible assets, of legal forms used in technology transfer and licensing, and business negotiation methods and skills as demonstrated by the broad knowledge of the full range of pertinent standard and evolving concepts, principles and methodologies.
  3. Considerable working knowledge and understanding of applicable federal and state laws, rules, regulations and theories and systems associated with technology transfer.
  4. Demonstrated ability to resolve wide ranging complex problems through the use of creative reasoning and logic to accurately determine the cause of the problems and the resolution of the problems in an effective, innovative and timely manner.
  5. Demonstrated ability to interpret and present information and ideas clearly and accurately in writing, verbally and by preparation of reports and other materials.
  6. Any equivalent combination of education and/or professional work experience which provides the required education, knowledge, skills and abilities as indicated.
  7. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external organizations, groups, team leaders and members, and individuals.
  8. Demonstrated ability to operate a personal computer and apply word processing software.
  9. For supervisory work, demonstrated ability to lead subordinates, manage work priorities and projects, and manage employee relations.
  10. Must be a U.S. Person, i.e. any individual who is granted U.S. citizenship; or any individual who is granted U.S. permanent residence; or any individual who is granted status as a 'protected person' under 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3).
  11. Ability to understand new technologies at the conceptual level, to envision potential commercial uses of such technologies, and to appreciate any competitive advantages such technologies may enjoy against existing technologies.
  12. Ability to see opportunities/problems from different perspectives and to develop novel approaches to effectively address such opportunities/problems.
  13. Ability to make effective sales contacts and to negotiate licensing and other agreements.
Desirable Qualifications
  1. Registered patent agent.
  2. Ph.D. degree in computer science, or in a physical or biological science.
  3. Experience in marketing new intellectual property and negotiating technology licensing agreements.
  4. Knowledge of U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, University of Hawaii, State of Hawaii and Federal Governmental policies and procedures.
  5. Knowledge of investment/license analysis from an economic perspective.
  6. Ability to analyze, understand and draft legal agreements. Possess 3-5 years of legal experience with technology transfer or commercialization.

To Apply:
This is an apply2workatuh recruitment and requires an apply2workatuh user account to upload the required documents. Please go to: https://apply2workatuh.hawaii.edu/myapp/?viewpos::0081914T to submit your interest in applying for this position. Application requirements include: 1) Cover letter to Selection Committee indicating interest in the position and how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications of the position, 2) UH Form 64B (enter credentials including education, experience, etc.) 3) resume, 4) names and contact information including e-mail addresses of at least 3 professional references and 5) one copy of educational transcripts (with any references to social security number, date of birth, place of birth and parent's names redacted).
Inquiries:
  1. Leigh-Ann Miyasato; 808-956-9749; lkm2@hawaii.edu

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