The position involves the discovery of new technologies and innovations and performing evaluations of invention disclosures coming from the research and clinical activities of Mayo's cardiovascular departments. Specifically, the incumbent will identify and foster the continuing development and disclosure of new technologies and intellectual property to MCV and be accountable for patent related functions such as: a) assist in identifying potentially patentable inventions; b) provide background materials and perform prior art searches; c) assist in drafting patent applications; d) assist in evaluating patent correspondence, including the review of cited art with investigators; and e) assist in educating staff regarding patent issues.
Bachelor’s degree in Biological or Physical Sciences or Business is required. Three years’ experience in an academic research environment or healthcare industry is required. Must be willing to complete a Patent Bar Exam review course or similar patent education.
A Master’s degree or PhD in these same fields of study is preferred. Must have the ability to recognize new technology opportunities and unmet clinical needs and act as an interface to facilitate the protection and advancement of technologies to improve patient care. Must possess excellent interpersonal skills, be detail oriented, be able to manage a large number of ongoing projects simultaneously and effectively communicate as a liaison between inventors and Mayo Clinic Ventures.
Education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended.
M-F, 8 AM - 5 PM; occasional earlier or later meetings as required.
Mayo Clinic is located in the heart of downtown Rochester, Minnesota, a vibrant, friendly city that provides a highly livable environment for more than 34,000 Mayo staff and students. The city is consistently ranked among the best places to live in the United States because of its affordable cost of living, healthy lifestyle, excellent school systems and exceptionally high quality of life.
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