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Company: Brown University
Location: Providence, RI
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Government, Nonprofit, Education


Job Description:

About Brown

Brown University is a leading research university distinct for its student-centered learning and deep sense of purpose. Our students, faculty and staff are driven by the idea that their work will have an impact in the world.

Brown University offers a flexible work/life balance; summer hours, winter break and a comprehensive Benefits package including time off, annual paid holidays; benefits offerings including health, dental, vision, tuition assistance, retirement, wellness, employee discounts and more.  To learn about Brown University's benefits, visit the University Human Resources web page here for further information.

All offers of employment are contingent upon a criminal background check and education verification satisfactory to Brown University.

About the Department

Brown University's Technology Innovations Office is the technology commercialization group in the university, and is focused on putting Brown technology first by commercialization and service to our customers. We adhere to core values of promptness, transparency and accountability.

About the Opportunity

We seek a Patent and Agreement Data Coordinator to join a growing team. The Patent and Agreement Data Coordinator is responsible for the Intellectual Property Operations in support of the Brown Technology Innovations (BTI) Technology Transfer group and is responsible for development and management of daily operational workflow processes and functions.  This position also works closely with the Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP) as many operations functions cross between teams.  The Patent and Agreement Data Coordinator reports to the Associate Director of Operations, and takes direction on completing complex projects requiring strong analytical, technical and organizational skills.

Working with Brown patent attorneys to execute the patent strategies of the Associate Director, in the areas of i) Invention and Agreement Compliance; ii) Budget Administration and iii) Revenue Collection, this position ensures commercialization of Brown Intellectual Property assets. This is achieved through the management of docketing worldwide patent office deadlines and requirements, verifying payments of annuities required to maintain patents, and federal compliance with Bayh-Dole regulations.  Additionally, this includes managing required NIST iEdison reporting related to intellectual property portfolios developed by Brown inventors through support from the approximate Two Hundred Fifty Million dollars of grant funding received annually at Brown University.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree preferred, preferably in business, finance, or other related concentration.
  • 1-3 years professional experience in related field required
  • Strong legal matter management knowledge required.  
  • Work experience within a major university preferred. 
  • Working experience with information systems such as Inteum and CPA Global, financial analyses and contract management required.

Job Competencies

  • Very strong organizational, analytical and problem resolution skills.
  • Demonstrated flexibility with changing priorities.
  • Demonstrated skill working with Excel and computer databases to create ad hoc reports for data analyses.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Exceptional accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Working understanding of the Bayh-Dole Act.
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion: Applicants must have a strong commitment to promoting institutional diversity and inclusion.

Applicants are asked to include a resume and cover letter.

In order to maintain 90% or greater universal vaccination rates on campus, all newly hired employees at Brown University must receive the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before they begin work, unless they are approved for a medical or religious exemption. For more information, please visit the Healthy Brown site. 

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Job Posting Title:

Patent and Agreement Data Coordinator


Brown Technology Innovations


Grade 9

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Full time

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Position Classification:

Remote Eligible

Submission Guidelines:

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

Vaccination Requirements:

In order to maintain 90% or greater universal vaccination rates on campus, all newly hired employees at Brown University must receive the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before they begin work, unless they are approved for a medical or religious exemption. All employees must also receive a COVID-19 booster within thirty (30) days of becoming eligible. For more information, please visit the Healthy Brown site.

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EEO Statement:

Brown University is an E-Verify Employer.

As an EEO/AA employer, Brown University provides equal opportunity and prohibits discrimination, harassment and retaliation based upon a person's race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law, and caste, which is protected by our University policies.

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