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DUA/MTA/CDA Agreement Coordinator | Intellectual Property Officer

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Back to search results Apply now Job no: 748364
Work type: Support Staff
Personnel Sub Area: AP- Professionals
Pay Grade: 13
Major Administrative Unit / College: Research And Innovation
Department: Msu Innovation Center 40000580
Salary: 54503.00 - 72000.00 Salary Commensurate
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Administrative/Business/Professional, Agriculture, Research/Scientific, Administrative Professionals- AP, Full Time (90-100%), Union

Working/Functional Title

DUA/MTA/CDA Agreement Coordinator

Position Summary

The Data Use Agreement (DUA), Material Transfer Agreement (MTA) and Confidential Disclosure Agreement (CDA) Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating, drafting, negotiating, processing, monitoring, and documenting incoming and outgoing DUA, MTA and CDA agreements and related documents; will provide back-up to the Agreement and Compliance Agreement Coordinator as needed.

The successful candidate will be interacting with a number of different constituencies on a daily basis, including external third parties, faculty, technology managers, legal counsel and existing team members. The position requires excellent communication and organizational skills, the ability to work cooperatively within the team, as well as a high level of motivation to achieve outcomes and provide good client service. This position reports to the Executive Director of MSU Technologies.

Description of Duties:

  • Develop, draft, and negotiate agreements with external third parties, using MSUT standard and non-standard agreements, based on input from faculty and technology managers, that are complex in nature including:
  • Data Use Agreements (including coordination of data security plans)
  • Materials Transfer Agreements (equipment transfer agreements, researcher departure agreements)
  • Non-disclosure Agreements (confidential disclosure agreements)
  • Develop contract language to adapt agreements to fit specific or unusual circumstances including agreements that must be used from external third parties.
  • Act as a resource for the campus community at large on intellectual property protection related to data, material and information exchanges.  
  • Develop and maintain agreement language for a clause library of approved exceptions, explanations, policy, working with MSU Office of The General Counsel.
  • Oversee the processing and administration of agreements, including input and management in an electronic database, and routing for proper University signatures.

Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills

Knowledge equivalent to that which would normally be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program in a related field; three to five years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience related to coordinating, drafting, negotiating, processing, and monitoring legal documents necessary to the operation of a technology commercialization or research program; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Due to export control requirements, candidate must be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident.

Desired Qualifications

Completion of college coursework in life science or physical science; Strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills as well as a high level of motivation to achieve outcomes; completion of a paralegal program, self-starter; ability to work well with others, pay close attention to detail, and follow through on tasks; ability to manage/coordinate multiple tasks and work successfully with academic scholars and other staff.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Application Materials

All applicants must submit a letter of interest, and resume with their application. 

Together-we-will Statement

The university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at:

Special Instructions

If you are interested in learning more about the MSU Innovation Center, and the office of MSU Technologies, please visit our website. 

Work Hours


Bidding eligibility ends 11/23/2021, at 11:55 PM

Advertised: Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Eastern Standard Time

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