University of Utah IP Coordinator in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 11/02/2018

Requisition Number PRN18838B

Job Title Paralegal

Working Title IP Coordinator

Job Grade D

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week M-F

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

VP Area President

Department 00642 - Technology Commercialization

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $31,600 to $45,000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The Center for Technology & Venture Commercialization (TVC) at the University of Utah is seeking an Intellectual Property (IP) Coordinator to be an invaluable asset in a small, but highly important team. We are looking for a hardworking, competent, and good natured individual to assist the Director of Intellectual Property.

TVCserves as a catalyst for on campus discoveries and innovation. We are responsible for all aspects of invention management, patent prosecution, licensing, startup formation and support, early stage funding and bringing important discoveries to market. The IP team specifically coordinates with University outside counsel, University inventors, and other institutions to properly manage and protect University IP assets. If you are motivated to make a difference, and enjoy learning about new discoveries in the technological world, you’ll find the high paced atmosphere atTVCan interesting place to work. For more about our important work check out:

The IP Coordinator’s primary responsibilities would be to assist the Director of Intellectual Property in corresponding with our outside counsel and University inventors, managing the technology database, and preparing meetings and executing action items. A fuller description of responsibilities can be found below.


• Serve as a primary point of contact for all University IP matters

• Notifying University inventors and business partners of relevant IP matters

• Prepare and organize weekly intellectual property meetings – i.e. – prepare agendas, communicate with members, track action items and follow-up

• Perform various administrative functions including filing, data entry, scanning, printing and document collection and storage

• Assist the Director of Intellectual Property as requested

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree or equivalency plus one year of experience required. The ability to provide guidance and give direction to staff members in other departments and divisions and excellent human relations and written and verbal communication skills are also required

Additional consideration will be given to candidates with three or more years experience in a legal environment. Certification as a paralegal may be preferred.

Employees in this position must exercise strict confidentiality in all matters.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


• Certified Paralegal or Paralegal training

• University technology transfer experience

• Excellent attention to detail and accuracy

• Excellent organizational and time management skills

•Strong written and oral communication skills

• Strong ability to be flexible and manage priorities effectively

• Advanced skills in a technology database – Inteum in particular

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.