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Technology Transfer and Intellectual Asset Management Specialist

Idaho National Laboratory

Position Type:
Rqd Education:
Rqd Experience: 2 - 5 years
Date Posted: December 15, 2022
Reference Code: 18873
Does a career focused on changing the world's energy future intrigue you? If so, we might have just the opportunity you're looking for!
Idaho National Laboratory's (INL) Technology Deployment Group is seeking forward-thinking professionals interested in exploring a career as a Technology Transfer and Intellectual Asset Management Specialist.
This is a 2 year project hire position.
Our team works an on-site 9x80 schedule located at our Idaho Falls, Idaho REC facility with every other Friday off!
This position provides professional support to others at INL that are engaged in business intelligence, intellectual asset management, accomplishing INL's technology transfer mission.
Responsibilities Include:
  • Conducting assessments of new technologies and capabilities (identifying customers, assessing the opportunity, evaluating the solution, defining the team, defining the advantage over existing solutions, and the results/benefits achieved);
  • Performing assessment and review of technology business landscapes for PIs including prior art and business intelligence for new business partner identification using commercially available, and other software tools, such as PatSnap, Innography, USPTO, Frost & Sullivan, etc.; 5) collaborating with TD's Commercialization Managers to establish strategic relationships with external customers, INL management, DOE Office of Technology Transitions Programs, 6) assisting with innovation and commercialization initiatives, and technical staff in support of INL's broad technology deployment mission;6) provide support to the Information Technology (IT) database manager assigned to support TD's IP software management tools (including innovation intake and management systems).
  • Responsibilities are expected to be performed under the oversight of a designated Commercialization Manager or the Director of Technology Deployment.
  • The position, however, is expected to work as a team member that supports others who lead customer relationships.
  • Must be well organized, timely and adaptable, and be able to work with minimal guidance or supervision.
  • This person is expected to expertly deal with challenges and use their own initiative.
  • This position requires keeping current and proficient with pertinent company procedures, requirements, policies and standard software tools.
The position reports to the Director of Technology Deployment. This position should, with respect to the position role:
  • Apply company policies and procedures to resolve a variety of issues, provide solutions to problems of moderate scope and complexity, work under general direction, contribute to key performance indicators, such as invention disclosure records and timely reviews of IP, work with CMs and others primarily internal to TD but also correspond with innovators under the oversight of CMs and TD management


Minimum Requirements:
  • PR01: Bachelor's degree. Prefer completed degree in technical/science/engineering.
  • PR02: Bachelor's degree plus a minimum of two years related experience. Prefer degree in technical/science/engineering.
  • Related experience includes, but is not limited to:
  • Experience or education in business, intellectual property and/or law also preferred, however, on the job training is anticipated for intellectual property and other areas.
  • A demonstrated ability to perform market valuations and evaluate the market potential for new and emerging technologies
  • A demonstrated ability to work as part of a team of intellectual property management professionals
  • Intellectual curiosity and a willingness to learn.
  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy "L" clearance, which requires US Citizenship.
Preferred Requirements:
  • Strong preference towards degrees in technical/science/engineering.
  • Experience in performing market analysis, patent analysis, prior art review, management and/or commercialization of emerging technologies at a business, organization, or university including contract negotiation, technology transfer, and intellectual property management.
Job Information
  • Salary: Grade 170 ($54,192 - $86,760)
  • Salary: Grade 180 ($60,984 - $97,584)
  • Chosen applicants are required to show a demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working environment.
  • TDP: This is a testing designated position; you will be required to submit to a pre-employment drug screen and periodic drug testing throughout the term of your employment.
  • Multi-Level: This is a multi-level posting and the selected candidate will be placed at the appropriate level dependent on depth and breadth of proven experience and skills.
INL is a science-based, applied engineering national laboratory dedicated to supporting the U.S. Department of Energy's mission in nuclear energy research, science, and national defense. With more than 5,000 scientists, researchers, and support staff, the laboratory works with national and international governments, universities and industry partners to discover new science and development technologies that underpin the nation's nuclear and renewable energy, national security, and environmental missions.
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INL Mission
Our mission is to discover, demonstrate and secure innovative nuclear energy solutions, other clean energy options and critical infrastructure.

INL Vision
Our vision is to change the world's energy future and secure our nation's critical infrastructure.

Selective Service Requirements
To be eligible for employment at INL males born after December 31, 1959 must have registered with the Selective Service System (SSS). For more information see www.sss.gov.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of INL to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Women and People of Color are strongly encouraged to apply.
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Benefits, Salary, and Relocation
We have an extremely competitive salary structure and phenomenal benefits. For more information, please visit: https://www.inl.gov/careers/benefits-overview/
About this Employer

Part of the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s complex of national laboratories, INL performs work in each of the strategic goal areas: energy, national security, science & environment. INL is the nation’s leading center for nuclear energy research & development.