The UCLA Technology Development Group serves as a campus-wide gateway to Innovation, Research and Entrepreneurship. Our mission is to promote UCLA innovation, research, teaching and entrepreneurship to benefit society; create economic value to support UCLA's scholarly and educational missions and the State of California; and lead UCLA's research community to bring innovation to market.
As a member of the TDG team, the Industry Research and Material Transfer Associate provides a wide-range of services related to research programs funded by industry, or supported by transfer of research materials. These services include negotiating basic research contracts, providing on-going administrative management support during the term of a contract, facilitating the close-out of such contracts, and providing support to Industry Research Officer.
Incumbent must master a wide range of complex operational and administrative matters related to the review, negotiation, and processing of research contracts; and support the Industry Research and Material Transfer Officers, Assistant Director and Director with the same. Must serve as a point of contact for department administrative personnel and faculty members in a proactive and exceedingly professional manner. Must be familiar with and maintain University and campus academic policies and administrative standards.
Working knowledge of university policies that apply to industry contract proposal preparation; submission and processing. Preferred Working knowledge of university department structures, accounting systems and fund management models. Preferred Demonstrated ability to draft and review contracts in an academic, non-profit, corporate or legal environment. Required Demonstrated experience with data entry and data integrity responsibilities. Required Demonstrated ability to manage a heavy workload while identifying priority situations and meeting deadlines. Required Ability to build and maintain positive relationships with campus community and funding entity staff. Required Ability to gather information in order to analyze complex issues and formulate logical and objective conclusions and alternative solutions. Required Ability to work independently as well as work effectively in a group. Required Proven ability to present information and compose concise, logical, and grammatically correct oral and written communications. Required Demonstrated computer skills for word processing, email, etc. Required
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