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Laulima Government Solutions
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JOB CODE: 3630
TITLE: Technology Transfer Specialist
LOCATION: MD - Silver Spring
DURATION: Regular Full Time
The Alaka`ina Foundation Family of Companies (FOCs) is comprised of industry-recognized government service firms designated as Native Hawaiian Organization (NHO)-owned and 8(a) certified businesses. The Family of Companies (FOCs) includes Ke`aki Technologies, Laulima Government Solutions, and Kupono Government Services. Alaka`ina Foundation activities under the 501(c)3 principally benefit the youth of Hawaii through charitable efforts which includes providing innovative educational programs that combine leadership, science & technology, and environmental stewardship.
Laulima Government Solutions is looking for Technology Transfer Specialist to support the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) Business Management Office (BMO). This position will be located in Silver Spring, MD.
- Utilizes knowledge of technology transfer law and regulatory requirements related to managing life science/medical research to provide advice, guidance, and assistance to Institute staff on issues relating to collaborative and other agreements, inventions, patents, licenses and other technology transfer matters.
- Provides oversight and coordination for the maintenance and development of Office of Research and Technology Applications (ORTA) files and databases.
- Prepares and reviews intergovernmental and technology transfer agreements to include interagency agreements (IAA), cooperative research and development agreements (CRADA), material transfer agreements (MTA), data use agreements (DUAs) Commercial Test Agreements (CTAs) and nondisclosure agreements (NDA).
- Position requires frequent interactions with internal and external customers, legal counsel, and industrial and academic collaborators, requiring interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively in a team environment.
- Prepare training slides and conduct training sessions for both small group and large group audiences.
- Assist with other laboratory or outreach projects as needed to market WRAIR products and technologies to non-Army entities, to include working with other ORTA members on special projects and assignments.
- Performs a variety of complicated tasks including managing databases and preparing and analyzing reports.
- Review and evaluate new intellectual property (IP) held by WRAIR or jointly with non-Army collaborators to determine the value of the IP and work with US Army colleagues to develop a patent strategy.
- Perform a prior art search for any new IP, the employee shall independently consult with WRAIR scientists on their invention disclosures (IDs) and process all IDs in accordance with US Army policy.
- Review and evaluate 100% of all new IDs and develop a patent strategy for at least 80% of all invention disclosures.
- Prepare training slides and conduct training sessions for both small group and large group audiences to provide T2, IP and patent information to WRAIR colleagues
- Assist with other laboratory or outreach projects as needed to market WRAIR products and technologies to non-Army entities, to include working with other ORTA members on special projects and assignments
- Point of contact in ORTA for incoming requests for and negotiates agreements including Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs), Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs), clinical trial agreements, Commercial Test Agreements (CTAs), Interagency Agency Agreements (IAAs), data use agreements (DUAs), non-disclosure agreements and other agreements.
- Act as subject matter expert (SME) for WRAIR investigators and staff with regard to technology transfer agreements and related processes.
- Assist with outreach to potential partners by assisting WRAIR scientists in developing statements of work, directing them to WRAIR finance colleagues for budget development and ensuring they follow all in-house policies for establishing agreements with potential partners.?
- Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, Immunology, Biochemistry or related field is required. A J.D. and a Master’s degree in Molecular Biology, Immunology, Biochemistry or related field will also be considered.
- A minimum of 2 years of postgraduate laboratory experience in a scientific research environment.
- A minimum of 5 years in a scientific research environment.
- Within the past five years, a minimum of 2 years of experience in a U.S. Government Technology Transfer Office is required, preferably in a DoD ORTA with experience negotiating clinical trial agreements.
- Must have recent experience negotiating CRADAs (2008 or later).
- Must be proficient in Microsoft Office.
- Must have excellent interpersonal skills.
- Must have knowledge of technology transfer law and regulatory requirements related to managing life science/medical research.
- Experience using Oracle Projects and Oracle Collaboration Suite is preferred.
- Previous experience working with WRAIR highly desired.
- Professional certifications within the intellectual property community including admission to Patent Bar are preferred.
CLEARANCE / CITIZENSHIP REQUIREMENTS:
- Candidate must be a U.S. Citizen.
- Candidate must sign a confidentiality agreement.
- Before CAC issuance, the candidate requires, at a minimum, a favorably adjudicated National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI) or an equivalent or higher investigation in accordance with Army Directive 2014-05.
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