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Business Development & Licensing Administrator
Post Date: 04/26/2021
Close Date: 05/13/2021
PO Box 6150, Dept 3140

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$30,000 - $49,999


Job Description:
Position Description & Details:
The primary function of the Business Development and Licensing Administrator is to oversee, support, and advance the industry engagement and invention disclosure activities efforts of NDSU and the intellectual property protection and licensing efforts of the NDSU Research Foundation. We are looking for a professional team member with strong software experience who will implement software solutions to streamline and automate tasks. This position provides the necessary records management, compliance, and office management functions for the VPRCA Business Development Unit and NDSU Research Foundation.

Point of contact and resource for industry engagement, invention disclosures, licensing efforts, compliance and office management functions within the unit
Support patent and licensing activities
Maintain the patent and agreement information database
Track and communicate reporting obligations to third parties related to patent portfolio management for patent obligations, funding sponsors (federal government, commercial entities, foundations), and license agreements
Analyze and prioritize patent portfolio compliance obligations to ensure deadlines are met
Day-to-day operations of Business Development and Intellectual Property functions
Manage NDSU’s non-financial agreements and invention disclosures database and the associated inventor portal
Respond to email inquiries or re-direct to appropriate team member
Facilitate completion of IP assignments and agreements
Research and interpret NDSU’s obligations to federal, state, and other sponsors with regard to intellectual property disclosed to the office
Liaise with the Office of Sponsored Programs and the Office of Grant and Contract Administration for grant close-out activities related to invention information
Maintain IEIP and NDSU Research Foundation websites
Maintain and organize records and ensure timely reporting (following records retention for IEIP and NDSU Research Foundation)
Support NDSU’s discovery and commercialization efforts: participate in and/or present at workshops/trainings that provide education to faculty regarding intellectual property, export controls, and working with industry
Work with and provide back-up to the Export Control Administrator to ensure NDSU compliance with export control laws and regulations
Supervise student workers/interns as needed
Work Schedule: 40hrs/wk.; M-F 8am-5pm regular hours, 7:30am-4pm summer/winter break

Advertised Salary: $45,000/+year, commensurate with experience

Applicant Materials Required:
Application, Cover Letter, Resume, and List of 3 Professional References

NDSU offers a comprehensive benefits package with includes single or family health insurance coverage with premiums paid for by the university – with an effective date for new employees the first of the month following date of hire. Other benefits include, wellness benefits, basic life insurance, retirement plan, tuition waiver, annual leave, EAP, sick leave and holiday pay. Optional benefits include supplemental life, dental, vision, long-term care insurance, flexible spending account, and supplemental retirement plans.

Minimum Qualifications:
*BS or BA in STEM, Accounting, Business Administration, or related field; or a BS or BA in another field with a combination of 5 years of related experience in export control, program management or sponsored programs experience
*Familiarity with federal regulations and policies regarding export controls, external funding agreements or similar (e.g. IRB or IACUC)
*Experience with MS Office
*Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively with high-level officials, faculty, staff and the public
*Ability to multi-task and prioritize
*Strong organizational and time management skills
*Attention to detail and strong customer service orientation
*Flexibility, initiative, and ability to work independently and as part of a team

Preferred Qualifications:
*Experience working with database, CRM and/or CMS management (e.g. MS Access, Minuet, Inteum, Microsoft Dynamics, Typo3, Drupal)
*Experience with Visual Compliance or Amber Road
*Experience implementing software and/or using software for automating tasks

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