Stephen Smith  |  8/6/2018 7:08:42 PM

Agreement Manager/Coordinator

WORK LOCATION: Sponsored Programs and Intellectual Property Office, LSU AgCenter, Baton Rouge, LA.LSU Agricultural Center administrative offices in Efferson Hall, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Travel to other locations may be required on occasion.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: The candidate will be responsible for coordination of the agreement process under direction of the Director of Sponsored Programs and Intellectual Property. Although reporting directly to the Director at the LSU Agricultural Center, the candidate will also be responsible for assisting other LSU campuses focused on life/health sciences with the administration of the agreement process. Agreement types include non-disclosure, materials transfer, technology licenses and option agreements, sponsored research agreements related to technology transfer, and other agreements related to technology transfer. Responsibilities include coordination with professional staff among campuses for preparation of agreements, coordination of signatures, correspondence with outside parties, entry of records into database, preparing database reports, and tracking agreement compliance. The candidate will be responsible for assisting with administration of the university patent portfolio, including scheduling of legal counsel and payment of invoices for legal services, tracking filing dates and deadlines, and ensuring payment of maintenance fees and annuities, and compliance with federal reporting requirements. The candidate will also be expected to ensure that all work is accurate and completed in a timely manner, and the results are reported in the appropriate format.The candidate may be required to train graduate students, student workers on proper use of office equipment and office procedures.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: A paralegal certificate and at least 5 years experience as a paralegal that included conducting research and drafting legal documents.Prefer experience with intellectual property.Baccalaureate degree helpful. Experience with database administration, particularly Wellspring’s Sophia, Agreement drafting, and experience in a university/state administrative office is desired.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.The LSU AgCenter has an attractive benefits package with a wide variety of benefit options.Benefits offered include retirement, multiple medical insurance options, supplemental insurances (dental, life, long-term disability, accident, vision, long-term care, etc.), Tax Saver Flexible Benefits Plan (saves tax dollars on some child care and medical expenses), university holidays (14 per year, typically includes a week off at Christmas), generous annual (vacation) and sick leave benefits, Employee Assistance Program, and possible educational leave and tuition exemption for coursework at campuses of the LSU System.Specific benefits depend on job category, percent effort and length of employment.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: August 20, 2018 or until suitable candidate is located.

DATE AVAILABLE:Upon completion of interview process.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:Must apply online at (or through Workday for internal applicants) by attaching cover letter with resume, transcripts.For more information contact:

Wade Baumgartner

Assoc. Vice President, Strategic Initiatives

Louisiana State University Agricultural Center

104 Efferson Hall

Baton Rouge, LA 70803


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