• Business Manager – Research Intellectual Property

    Job ID 2019-33908
    Area of Interest
    Location Name
    818 Stewart
    FTE/Hours per pay period
    1.0 FTE (80 hours per bi-weekly pay periods)
    Work Status
    Rsrch Intellectual Property
    Day Shift
    Primary Location : City
    Primary Location : State/Province
  • About Us

    Hope. Care. Cure. These three simple words capture what we do at Seattle Children’s – to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible. Are you ready to engage with a mission-driven organization that is life-changing to many, and touches the hearts of all? #HOPECARECURE

    As one of the nation's top five pediatric research centers, Seattle Children's Research Institute is dedicated to providing hope, care, and cures to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible.

    Our investigators are involved in hundreds of projects that cover every phase of research, from studying how diseases work to improving investigational therapies. They have pioneered groundbreaking cystic fibrosis treatments and cutting-edge cancer therapies that help a child's immune system defeat cancer, and made other major contributions to pediatric medicine.


    Researchers work in close collaboration with one another, their colleagues at partner institutions including the University of Washington and Fred Hutch and our healthcare providers at Seattle Children's Hospital, one of U.S. News & World Report’s top children's hospitals. This collaboration is one of our key strengths, allowing our faculty to draw on a variety of disciplines and techniques as they pursue solutions to some of medicine's most complex problems.


    We are committed to not only treating disease but to eliminating it. Help us achieve our vision of being a worldwide leader in pediatric research aimed to improve the health and well-being of children. If you are interested in a challenging career aimed at groundbreaking research, Seattle Children's Research Institute is the place for you.


    Responsible for driving discoveries from Seattle Children’s into commercial products to benefit society, impact pediatric and public health, and improve the overall quality of life. The Patent and Finance Manager will provide diverse support to the Intellectual Property Core (IPC) including: (1) financial management, (2) invention disclosure management, and (3) patent management. Financial management responsibilities include: invoicing, receipt, and disbursement of license revenues and payments to law firms. The successful candidate will have end-to-end responsibility for the Seattle Children’s invention disclosure pipeline and will receive, document, maintain, track invention disclosures, and be responsible for related third-party reporting obligations. The Patent and Finance Manager will perform patent management tasks including docketing patent correspondence, maintaining comprehensive records of upcoming actions and deadlines in the patent database, compliance with federal regulations, and federal invention reporting via iEdison. They will also directly interact with Seattle Children’s inventors to process documents related to pending patent applications, such as assignments, declarations, and power of attorney agreements. Seattle Children’s refers to the combined functions of Business Development, Intellectual Property Management, and Technology Transfer as the “Intellectual Property Core.”


    Seattle Children's Employer Highlights:

    - Leader in Pediatric Care: Because of our people, Seattle Children’s is recognized as a leading teaching, research and specialty care center at the forefront of pediatric care.

    - Competitive Benefits: We support a healthy work–life balance. Our benefits include employee care, paid time off, health insurance and retirement savings.

    - Transportation Discounts: Company bike program, on-site zip cars, unlimited ORCA transit pass, daily commute bonus provided to staff who us alternate methods of travel to/from work, company vanpools.

    - Diversity/Inclusion: We strive to maintain an atmosphere that reflects our values of inclusion by providing effective and respectful care compatible with each patient and family's beliefs, values, and heritage.


    Required Education/Experience:
    - Bachelor’s Degree in business, finance or at least three years of experience working as a paralegal.

    - 3-5 years of experience working in academic technology transfer, as a paralegal, patent or finance administrator, or other equivalent position.
    - Understanding of university technology transfer, legal documents and/or intellectual property.
    - Excellent computer skills including experience with databases, previous work with Inteum’s database is ideal.
    - Attention to detail with clear understanding of how to prioritize workload and manage multi-task projects appropriately.

    Our Commitment to Diversity

    Our community welcomes diverse experiences, backgrounds, and thoughts as this is what drives our spirit of inquiry and allows us to better connect with our increasingly diverse patients and families. Our organization recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

    The people who work at Seattle Children’s are members of a community that seeks to respect and celebrate all the qualities that make each of us unique. Each of us is empowered to be ourselves within this community, which cultivates and promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion at all levels.


    Seattle Children’s is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Workplace and Affirmative Action Employer.


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