Los Alamos National Laboratory Licensing Professional (Technology Transfer Professional 1) in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
Reporting to the Licensing Team Leader within The Richard P. Feynman Center for Innovation (FCI), the Technology Transfer Professional (TTP-1) will serve on the Licensing Team charged with the ensuring compliance for all license agreement mechanisms, lifecycle management of license agreements and related contracts including deliverables management, patent maintenance, fee tracking and records management. This includes supporting the areas of FCI Licensing, Business Development,Intellectual Property Portfolio Management, Agreements, Finance and Office of General Counsel (OGC) teams. The primary responsibility of this TTP-1 position is tracking licensee compliance, assuring data integrity, data and statistical analysis, analytics and reporting.
This position requires building trust and credibility across stakeholders. The person in this position must possess strong communication skills, both verbal and written. The TTP-1 will develop their skills to understand, assist with and learn license contract management as well as other technology transfer agreements; FCI’s intellectual property database systems; and creative approaches for using software tools to optimize processes, provide data analytics, and support FCI operational activities.
SupportsLicensing in the area of Agreements (sponsored research agreements), Business Development, Intellectual Property Portfolio Management, FCI Management, and the Office of General Council (OGC) support group
In coordination with Licensing Team Leader, Feynman Center for Innovation – Division Office (FCI-DO), Business Development, and OGC; this position performs technology transfer contract management to ensure compliance with contractual obligations and operates within policies established for the Laboratory and any corresponding DOE orders
Assists in providing data analysis of intellectual property, licensing royalties and revenues, and agreement terms and conditions
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Contracts Lifecycle Management:
Work with the Licensing and Finance Teams to manage license deliverables
Communicate with Licenses, perform pre and post execution audits on licenses
Assist with royalty distribution and author/inventor eligibility reviews
Patent Maintenance Fee Management:
- Track maintenance fee and conversion decisions, patent prosecution expenses, and invoicing for patent reimbursement for the OGC, FCI Patent Portfolio Manager, and Business Development
Data and Records Management:
The main tasks include:
Ensuring the data integrity in IPManager, and other FCI data management systems (TT10, TTPortal, and TechTran)
Maintaining the intellectual property records
Assisting with various reports
Vetting/compiling data query reports upon request
Responsible for day-to-day, engagement, communication and FCI’s liaison with licensees relative to compliance with license terms and conditions, royalty collection and reporting
Team with division managers, business development executives, lab scientists and principal investigators and key stakeholder other divisions, to support License activities
Read, understand and interpret technology transfer agreements (license agreements CRADAs, SPPs, Non-disclosure Agreements (NDA))
Develop guides, templates, documentation, and forms which can be integrated into a variety of systems to support daily work and improve processes while maintaining compliance
Learn tasks involving unique technical subject matter, taking on new and important responsibilities
Identify and resolve issues, improve data integrity, and provide real-time statistics to teams within the division.
Assist FCI leadership and management with collection of data, statistics and division performance metrics for NNSA/DOE annual reporting
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Advance level competency with Microsoft Office software programs, especially Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, as well as competency with Word, Outlook, and MS Project
Ability to utilize Adobe Acrobat, Entrust and other related office software programs
Hand-on experience with data analytics and statistical analysis across multiple databases and the ability to create actionable reports
Ability to interact effectively with all levels of personnel, management, and internal/external stakeholders
Ability to exercise tact, diplomacy and discretion in sensitive situations
Ability to proactively anticipate and preempt potential problems
Background working in a technical or technology-based business and/or legal office environment
Basic knowledge of intellectual property, patents, copyrights or software
Basic knowledge of evaluating and assessing business, product development or commercialization plans
Basic knowledge of technology transfer agreements (CRADA, SPP, NDA, and Licenses) along with invention disclosures, patents, and copyrights process in order to audit and ensure compliance
Along with your resume, please include a detailed cover letter explaining how you meet each of the minimum requirements and any of the desired qualifications.
Knowledge of DOE orFederal Laboratory technology transfer policies, regulations and legislationand/or standard University technology transfer practices
Ability to become proficient at using FCI in-house data management programs, Clarivate, IP-Manager, TT10, TTPortal, and TechTran system
Experience effectively managing customer relationships in private industry, universities, national laboratories, state and local governments, and/or communities
Familiarity with business contracts or U.S. intellectual property law
Active or ability to obtain a Q Clearance
Education/Experience :Associate degree in a business, science or engineering discipline or Paralegal certification or degree and a minimum of five years related experience or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
Directive 206.2 - Employment with Triad requires a favorable decision by NNSA indicating employee is suitable under NNSA Supplemental Directive 206.2 . Please note that this requirement applies only to citizens of the United States. Foreign nationals are subject to a similar requirement under DOE Order 142.3A.
Clearance: Q (Position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements
for access to classified matter.
Eligibility requirements: To obtain a clearance, an individual must be at least 18 years of age; U.S. citizenship is required except in very limited circumstances. See DOE Order 472.2 for additional information.
New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.
Regular position: Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status.
Internal Applicants: Regular appointment employees who have served at least one year of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the one year of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader.Please refer to Laboratory Policy P701 for applicant eligibility requirements.
Equal Opportunity: Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.
Where You Will Work
Located in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. LANL enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.
The Richard Feynman Center for Innovation (FCI) advances the LANL’s science and technology innovation capacity by nurturing and sustaining key public/private partnerships, building a strategic portfolio of interagency work to enhance Laboratory mission impact, transitioning technologies to market for commercial implementation, and promoting regional economic development.
Our generous benefits package includes:
PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network
Dental and vision insurance
Free basic life and disability insurance
Paid maternity and parental leave
Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)
Learning opportunities and tuition assistance
Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays)
Onsite gyms and wellness programs
Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)
Contact Name Thompson, Larry Douglas
Vacancy Name: IRC80973
Organization Name FCI-DO / Richard P. Feynman Center for Innovation
Minimum Salary 75400
Maximum Salary 122900
Req ID: IRC80973