Job Description

Requisition Number 05365
Department Name: Technology D & T
Position Type: Full Time
Position Title Technology Development Officer, Associate
Position Summary:

Transfers non-complex intellectual property into and out of business. Markets technology, monitors agreements, and ensures compliance with governmental regulations. Promotes awareness of intellectual property protection and technology transfer to researchers and industry.

  • Generates and negotiates incoming and outgoing Material Transfer Agreements with companies and universities. Obtain waivers from corporate partners when necessary.
  • Negotiates non-complex patent license agreements with industry partners.
  • Markets new technologies to biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies: identifies potential licensees of technology; prepares and distributes promotional and evaluation materials to potential licensees of technology; initiates contact with companies and conducts meetings and presentations with potential licensees.
  • Helps monitor performance of licensees to ensure diligence provisions of agreements are met.
  • Evaluates and analyzes new technology disclosures submitted by investigators. Meets with investigators to collect information and evaluate technology for commercial potential and marketability.
  • Drafts and negotiates terms of non-exclusive license agreements for research tools and diagnostics, confidentiality agreements, option agreements and evaluation agreements.
  • Conducts intellectual property orientation for new post-doctoral researchers. Provides advice to investigators regarding technology transfer, licensing, consulting, conflict of interest, and other related topics on an ongoing basis.
  • Completes special projects and provides support for Assistant Director and VP.
  • Attends meetings of professional societies for licensing and technology transfer.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Location: California
Additional Information:
Physical Requirements:

This position works in a typical office environment. With or without reasonable accommodation, employees in this position must be able to sit and type at a computer terminal for up to 8 hours per day with appropriate breaks and perform tasks that require fine dexterity and repetitive motions using the arms, hands, wrists and fingers. Further details of the physical requirements of established essential functions for this position will be addressed/discussed during the interview process.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in a biological or chemical science, or the equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • Minimum 3 years related scientific and/or technology transfer experience.
  • Ph.D. in biological or chemical science preferred and may be substituted for the required experience.
  • Good analytical, verbal and written communications skills.
  • Professional demeanor.
  • Excellent computer skills with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.) including knowledge of database programs.
  • Able to prioritize and manage multiple projects.
  • Understanding of technology transfer and technology valuation principles and procedures.
  • The ability to develop a thorough understanding of government regulations, requirements, and obligations as they apply to technology transfer.
Preferred Qualifications:
Compensation: $65,166 - $75,000 where someone may fall within this range will be based on experience, budget and internal equity
Job Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
EEO Statement

The Scripps Research Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and 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 legally protected characteristic or status.

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