JOB TITLE: Senior Director, Intellectual Property & Technology Development
LOCATION: Geisinger Office Building I
WORK SCHEDULE: Days
WORK TYPE: Full Time
The Senior Director of Intellectual Property & Technology Development is responsible for establishing processes and providing support for agreement management, novel technology identification and assessment, education and outreach, portfolio/project management and collaboration with internal & external technology related partnership and activities. The Senior Director will regularly interact with the Geisinger community, including researcher leadership, department chairs, individual faculty, affiliated entities, counsel, the Intellectual Property Management Committee (IPMC), and service line administrators to oversee the administration of Geisinger’s intellectual property portfolio.
Reports to: Vice President, Research Administration
COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to interact effectively in both academic and corporate cultures.
Superior organizational skills, exacting attention to detail, and high-quality work standards with demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize tasks, learn quickly and adapt to new circumstances. Excellent analytical, comprehension, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
Comfortable with interactions with scientists, clinicians, research sponsors, industry representatives, and patent attorneys.
A team player who can operate independently when required; possesses an aptitude for analyzing biological and medical research with strong technical and business writing skills. Proactive, with a service-oriented approach and the ability to interact successfully with a broad range of professionals, from researchers to support staff, to senior executives. Ability to work effectively, be proactive, persistent, persuasive and resilient under pressure, and with constant and concurrent deadlines.
University or Industry technology transfer experience; with research project management, patent process or technology assessment and/or licensing exposure. Experience in drafting and negotiating IP and technology transfer agreements. Ability to understand and evaluate early-stage science and clinical applications. Experience with database software and internet searching; a working knowledge of Federal technology transfer legislation and policies is advantageous.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Master’s degree in biomedical sciences or a related discipline required. PhD or JD preferred. Minimum of seven years relevant experience.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Work is typically performed in an office environment.
The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements and criteria considered necessary to successfully perform the job.
OUR PURPOSE & VALUES:
Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation.
One of the nation’s most innovative health services organizations, Geisinger serves more than 1.5 million patients in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The system includes 13 hospital campuses, a nearly 600,000-member health plan, two research centers and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. Geisinger is known for its focus on caring and innovative programs including the ProvenCare® best-practice approach to maximize quality, safety and value; ProvenHealth Navigator® advanced medical home; Springboard Health® population health program to improve the health of an entire community; ProvenExperience™ to provide refunds to patients unhappy with their care experience; and Geisinger’s MyCode® Community Health Initiative, the largest healthcare system-based precision health project in the world. With more than 215,000 volunteer participants enrolled, MyCode is conducting extensive research and returning medically actionable results to participants. A physician-led organization, with approximately 32,000 employees and more than 1,800 employed physicians, Geisinger leverages an estimated $12.7 billion positive annual impact on the Pennsylvania and New Jersey economies. Repeatedly recognized nationally for integration, quality and service, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to patient care, medical education, research and community service. For more information, visit geisinger.org or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.
** Does not qualify for J-1 waiver. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
*Domestic partner benefits not applicable at Geisinger Holy Spirit.