Project Manager (Intellectual Property Management) – Government – Grand Forks, N.D.

The Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) The Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) is seeking a highly self-motivated individual to work with EERC researchers clients in identifying, developing, and protecting valuable intellectual property. The EERC is an international leader in energy and environmental research, conducting projects for clients throughout the United States and the world. The EERC is not an academic organization. It is an entrepreneurial not-for-profit organization with a strong business culture and philosophy.

The position reports directly to the Associate Director of Intellectual Property Management and Technology Commercialization and is to be part of a dynamic, integrated, and multidisciplinary team responsible for transferring EERC technologies into both new business ventures and existing companies while being involved with key innovators and creating intellectual property positions with leading companies around! the world.

The position is responsible for managing different aspects of intellectual property on individual EERC projects together with the commercialization team and senior researchers; handling the analysis, evaluation, and disposition of invention disclosures by EERC scientists and engineers; obtaining appropriate protection of inventions by working with outside counsel; assisting in drafting negotiating commercialization agreements, such as licenses and shareholder agreements; and maintaining client relationships and monitoring license compliance. Limited travel will be required. For more information regarding the EERC, please see

Required Qualifications:
• Bachelor's degree in science, engineering or law
• Must have strong legal skills
• Strong oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills
• Criminal history background check
Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience in contract negotiation, intellectual property management, business development and consulting

• Industry experience in energy or environmental sectors

Please complete UND Application/Control Card form found online at If claiming Veterans preference, a DD Form 214 must be attached. If claiming Disabled Veterans Preference, a DD Form 214 and a copy of VA statement dated within past year must be attached. All applications must be received or postmarked by the closing date and have complete name and current mailing address.

UND is an Equal Opportunity employer.

Additional Info:
Employer Type: Government
Job Location: Grand Forks, North Dakota