IP Manager/Patent Liaison – Small Corporation – Sioux Falls, S.D.

POET POET, the world's largest ethanol producer has an opportunity for an experienced Intellectual Property Manager to join our team in Sioux Falls, SD!

The IP Manager/Patent Liaison provides overall project management for intellectual property throughout POET from the creation of an Invention Disclosure Statement to the creation of patent applications. As an IP Manager/Patent Liaison, the primary role of the position is to coordinate managers, principal investigators, and project teams to ensure that inventions are captured, properly documented, prioritized and filed as trade secrets or patent applications. 

This is a fabulous opportunity for an IP Manager with 5+ years of progressive IP experience specifically focused in research and/or intellectual property management.  We’re seeking someone with experience in industrial or corporate environments. Bachelor’s Degree in chemistry, biology, microbiology, agricultural or industrial engineering or a related field is required. Advanced degree in science technology or a designation as a Patent Agent is highly desirable.

This position is located at our corporate office in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Sioux Falls, SD was ranked #1 for the second year in a row by Forbes.com for Best Metro Areas for Business and Careers for 2009!

About POET:
The largest ethanol producer in the world according to the Renewable Fuels Association, POET is an established leader in the biorefining industry through project development, design and construction, research and development, plant management, and marketing. The 20-year old company currently operates 26 production facilities in the United States with five more in construction or under development. The company produces and markets more than 1.5 billion gallons of ethanol annually.

POET was ranked #2 in the Top 50 Hottest Companies in BioEngery for 2009. In addition, POET received the Biofuels Company of the Year Award in 2009. Both of these awards were from Biofuels Digest, the world’s most widely-read biofuels website.

Why work for POET?
POET stands alone as the most seasoned, accomplished and efficient force in biorefining. People like you made that happen. With the right mix of creativity, hard work and team play, we can make great things happen for a lot of people. For you, the rewards are myriad:

• personal fulfillment sharpening your own expertise among the brightest, most seasoned in the industry
• the energy that comes with developing an exploding new industry
• work that has significant global impact in both environmental and economic terms 

This is a truly exceptional opportunity to work for a well established and growing company in an exciting, emerging industry.  If this sounds like something you would like to be considered for, please visit our website to apply online at www.poet.com/careers today! You can also view a complete job description and apply for this position directly at the following link: https://www.Appone.com/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=484371

POET is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Additional Info:
Employer Type: Small Corporation
Job Location: Sioux Falls, South Dakota