OIPC - Technology Transfer Specialist

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Classification:Administrative Specialist 3
Grade:Grade 79
Work type:Staff Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:Vice Chancellor for Research
Location: Fairbanks
Categories: Information Systems/Technology, Research/Science/Grants

Position Summary:

UAF’s Office of Intellectual Property and Commercialization is looking for someone to help deliver a wide range of university research from academia to the marketplace. Candidates should be highly-motivated, professional, and independent and should have the ability to work with complex technologies.


15Marketing & Outreach: • Marketing, outreach, and promotion with the University and external entities of technologies, economic opportunities, office-related efforts, and events. • Program and event planning and coordination. • Development and management relationships with internal and external partners. • Represent OIPC’s programs through public appearances and speaking opportunities before faculty, staff, and students as well as external organizations and interests. • Development of informational programming.Essential
15Program Management: • Evaluate and monitor programs according to policy and stated objectives. • Establish methods of measuring and analyzing costs, benefits and goal achievements. • Review and recommend program revisions as necessary. • Collect program management statistics and compile them into reports. • Prepare and submit narrative and statistical reports. • Perform office administration duties.Essential
20Fiscal Management: • Document and implement accounting procedures that satisfy program needs and ensure internal accuracy and consistency. Ensure costs associated with projects are being tracked, recorded, and assigned to the proper project. • Tax Preparation • Meeting Facilitation • Membership EnrollmentEssential
20Licensing, Contracts, and Non-Disclosures: • Facilitate the contractual licensing of innovations to commercial partners. • Participate in negotiations. • Administer executed contracts (licenses) with commercial partners. • Facilitate the execution and minor modifications to non-disclosure agreements.Essential
30Program Facilitator: • Collect information regarding university innovations. • Provide consultation on ownership of innovations and paths to commercialization. • Analyze and evaluate the commercial potential of innovations. • Markets innovations to the private sector. • Establishes communication with potential commercial partners. • Direct the design, planning, updating and modification of the existing program. • Implement and supervise daily administration of the services related to the program. • Interpret and ensure compliance of Board of Regents policy, collective bargaining agreements, and related state and federal laws.Essential

UAF’s Office of Intellectual Property and Commercialization (OIPC) is looking for someone interested in learning about new technologies, delivering research from academia to the marketplace, and supporting entrepreneurialism.  Candidates should be self-motivated, professional, highly-organized, analytical, and independent.

Alaskans are demanding a more diverse economy, and intellectual property developed at UAF will be part of the foundation upon which the new economy is built.  OIPC collects all of UAF’s innovations, evaluates their potential, pursues patent protection, and brings them to the market.  This involves pairing with existing industries as well as supporting startup businesses.  OIPC’s dynamic team is growing innovation and entrepreneurialism among UAF’s staff, faculty, and students for the benefit of Fairbanks and the entire state.

Job duties center on administering a program for taking in all new university innovations, evaluating their value, and pursuing commercialization.  Supporting duties include contract negotiation and administration, running the daily operations of a business, and promoting innovation and entrepreneurialism at events.  Tasks require working with people across UAF’s campus, throughout the Fairbanks community, from around Alaska, and beyond.  Candidates must have strong communication skills for interacting with professional researchers, businesspeople, and community leaders.  Candidates must feel comfortable working with a wide range of technical innovations.

Salary Information:

This position is a Full-time, Exempt, Grade 79. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Application Process:

To apply for this position, please provide a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references with your application.  The review of this posting will start on 11/13/2017, at 11:55 PM Alaska Time, though applications are welcome after this date. This posting will be removed when the position is filled.


If you need assistance applying to this posting, please contact GI Human Resources at 907-474-5880. Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application and screening process should contact the local Human Resources office at 907-474-7700.

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check.  Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.


Pursuant to University Regulation 04.07.020, new employees of the University are employed in an at-will probationary status for the first six months of employment.   During the probationary period, employment may be terminated for no reason or any reason.  Promoted employees also serve a probationary period with limited rights of retreat.

Term Positions:

This position is a term-funded position through June 30, 2018, and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska Fairbanks that all employees are required to attend training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold and to complete the required training within a specified period of time to remain employed at UAF.  The policy can be located at  http://www.uaf.edu/chancellor/policy/04.07.010/

Tobacco-Free Campus:

UAF Campus is a tobacco-free campus.  For more information, please go to http://www.uaf.edu/tobaccofreecampus

Notice of Nondiscrimination:

The University of Alaska is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educational institution. The University of Alaska does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, physical or mental disability, status as a protected veteran, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, parenthood, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, or other legally protected status. The University's commitment to nondiscrimination, including against sex discrimination, applies to students, employees, and applicants for admission and employment. Contact information, applicable laws, and complaint procedures are included on UA's statement of nondiscrimination available at www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination



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