Open Job in Academic & University Senior Industry Negotiator – HigherEdJobs
Innovation Advancement & Commercialization
$51,900 – $86,400
The Office of Innovation Advancement and Commercialization at Auburn University has an opening for a
Senior Industry Negotiator who will be responsible for negotiating and managing a portfolio of industry contracts, material transfer
agreements, confidentiality agreements, and related agreements, as well as providing guidance and support in other technology transfer
Specific job functions include: Reviewing and negotiating the terms and conditions of industry contracts on behalf of the University in an
effort to enhance its research and economic development missions, while ensuring compliance with State and Federal agency guidelines and
Government regulations and laws; drafting and negotiating a variety of technology transfer and industry related agreements; providing
guidance to and coordination with faculty, administrative units and staff to ensure both compliance with and adherence to contractual
language; educating faculty, staff and students on the technology transfer process; and providing a resource for external University
clientele in the community and corporate entities to seek information about the technology transfer process and/or industry contracting in a
University setting. The successful candidate will possess the ability to apply and implement creative solutions to complex problems as well
as the ability to be responsive to a wide variety of industry needs, perspectives and contractual issues.
- Entry into the applicant pool requires a Master’s degree from an accredited institution in
Business Administration, Law, Engineering, Physical or Life Sciences; a minimum of 6 years of experience in contract administration and
compliance, including at least 4 years’ experience negotiating contracts; strong and creative negotiation skills; experience interacting
with a wide range of people including researchers, lawyers, CEOs of companies, and licensing professionals; knowledge of contracts
administration, potential risk exposure in contracts, and compliance with laws, regulations, and policies.
- Experience must
demonstrate progressively increasing levels of responsibility and accountability; and knowledge of negotiation practices; knowledge of
state, federal, and industry contract guidelines, procedures and laws as they pertain to university research and the intellectual property
developed from research.
Please utilize the attachment feature of our online employment system and attach the following: cover
letter, resume, and a list of references. Only complete applications will be considered.
A commitment to an inclusive and diverse campus environment.
- Desired qualifications include: interpersonal skills to work well with senior level internal
and external personnel including scientists, lawyers, business executives, government employees, university administrators and others, in a
- ability to work successfully as a member of a team;
- the ability to perform high quality work in a
dynamic and fast paced environment;
- excellent written and verbal communication skills including the capability to articulate and
explain Auburn University interests and policies;
- active listening skills and the ability to keep emotions in check during
- demonstrated ability to take initiative and prioritize workload, including managing multiple detailed tasks
simultaneously to completion in order to meet deadlines;
- ability to work effectively under general direction or guidelines with
minimal supervision or instruction and in a supportive role to others;
- computer experience with specific skills in word-processing,
web-based applications, and University systems.
Job Class Code
Administrative Grade 34 and above
Auburn University is an affirmative action equal opportunity employer and equal opportunity educational institution.
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