Federal Compliance Assistant

Cambridge, Massachusetts (US)
29 Aug 2018
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31 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

FEDERAL COMPLIANCE ASSISTANT, Technology Licensing Office (TLO), to help manage MIT’S obligations to federal government sponsors. Responsibilities include the accurate and timely reporting of all patent applications to the U.S. federal government; providing outside patent counsel with statements of government support language and requesting Certificates of Correction as needed; making modifications to inventorship in a database and for reporting of abandonment of patent applications to federal government agencies; communicating with faculty, staff, students, and Licensing staff to resolve sponsorship discrepancies; and managing clean-up projects for both industrial and federal sponsorship. Will also serve as the back-up to TLO’s front desk position and perform a limited set of functions in that role such as answering the phones and greeting visitors.

Job Requirements

a high school diploma or its equivalent; at least three years’ related experience, preferably in a busy office with a high work volume; excellent organizational skills; meticulous attention to detail; strong customer service and oral and written communication skills; ability to set priorities, establish and meet deadlines, and handle diverse tasks concurrently; and discretion and good judgment with confidential information. Accuracy with data entry is critical, as are demonstrated analytical skills. Database experience would be helpful. Technology transfer and/or compliance experience desirable, as is knowledge of federal rules and regulations as outlined in the Bayh-Dole Act. A bachelor’s degree is preferred.