The Industry Contracts Division (ICD) of the Office of Innovation, Technology and Alliances is responsible for negotiating and signing all industry research contracts between UCSF and Industry Sponsors. This includes clinical trial agreements, material transfers agreements (incoming materials of all types and outgoing clinical specimen or data), sponsored research agreements, grants (including UC Discovery and SBIR/STTR), and confidentiality agreements.
The Industry Contracts Officer (ICO) is responsible for the review, negotiation and execution of all industry sponsored research agreements. S/he determines the nature and scope of the relationship of UCSF investigators to industry sponsors, and develops the business terms of the research project. Other duties include providing consultation to faculty, campus administrators and industry sponsor representatives in such areas as UC clinical research procedures, policies, and contract language; training and educating campus about Industry Sponsored Agreements – Policies, Practices, etc., and participating in the strategy planning and implementation with the Director of ICD to increase, broaden, develop and maintain UCSF relations with industry. The ICO acts as a responsible business official for the University, and performs other duties as assigned.
Note: This is a one year employment contract.
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.
• BA/BS with a major in a related field and six years of experience in administrative analysis or operations research, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
• Prior work experience in industry, preferably in the biotech, life sciences, pharmaceutical, or technology industries
• Business development and contracts experience, including drafting and negotiating agreements. The position requires experience in negotiation and managing industry collaboration agreements, industry-sponsored research agreements and/or material transfer agreements, with special attention to intellectual property issues including patents, trademarks, copyrights, and software administration and licensing
• Demonstrated contract negotiation and industry business development skills
• Skill in analyzing information and objectives to define problems, ability to identify relevant issues or concerns, formulate alternatives to affect resolution, and select alternative resolutions having evaluated risk benefit; ability to interpret the varying objectives and needs of investigators and sponsors in order to provide advice on appropriate mechanisms for support
• Demonstrated customer service skills in a fast-paced, high-volume, dynamic and intellectually challenging work environment. Sensitivity to sponsor and investigator confidentiality
• Ability to prioritize diverse projects and exceptional time management skills
• Ability to be flexible and to work with various personalities; ability to work independently yet know when to ask questions; team player open to suggestions and guidance
• Exceptional inter-personal and communication skills, oral and written; good decision making skills
Note: Fingerprinting and background check required.
Physical Demands: requires sitting; standing; walking; carrying/lifting 20 pounds; pushing/pulling up to 20 pounds; gripping/grasping, fine/gross finger manipulation; repetitive movements of upper and lower extremities; verbal communication.
• Ph.D., J.D., MBA
• Prior University experience
• Knowledge of intellectual property law
• Knowledge of UC policies and practices with regards to industry relations
University of California San Francisco - 17 months ago