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Position Title: Albany - Attorney; Assistant VP/Associate VP/Vice President for Policy and Regulatory Affairs
Employment is with the Research Foundation for SUNY, a private, nonprofit, educational corporation that administers sponsored program activity for the SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering.

Description of Duties:

Research Foundation for SUNY at SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) is seeking applicants for two or more attorney positions at the rank of Assistant VP, Associate VP and Vice President levels.

Job responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: Support RF activity/sponsored funding research and development where areas of responsibility include acting as counsel for RF sponsored funding to include advising its executive management team on sponsored funding RF legal issues including but are not limited to: RF litigation, contracts, intellectual property, intellectual property licensing, corporate compliance, and other corporate matters. Negotiate, draft and provide legal advice on agreements and other documents required to facilitate RF sponsored funding activities; participation in sponsored funding strategic matters, planning and initiatives; assessment and recommendations on various compliance and policy matters; management of the Office of Technology Innovation and Commercialization;. Ethics, compliance and risk management; employee relations; work with external counsels on specific projects financial, securities, litigation, invention disclosure, patent review and application and patent prosecution. Other reasonable duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

J.D. degree from a college or university accredited by the US Department of Education or internationally recognized accrediting organization AND admission to the New York State Bar. Approximately 1-10 years of experience in the practice of law in a law firm and/or in-house and with transactional matters is required. Candidates must address in their applications their ability to work with culturally diverse populations. This position is contingent on the satisfactory completion of a background check; this position may require annual background checks.

Preferred Qualifications:

The candidate will be exposed to several areas of legal practice and therefore, ability to demonstrate experience in as many of the following areas will be desirable: commercial transactions, intellectual property protection and/or transfer, industrial research, federal statutory/regulatory, employment and export control.

Notes: Position contingent on the availability of funding
How To Apply

Persons interested in the above position should submit a resume, three work-related references, and letter of application, along with The Research Foundation for SUNY employment application to:

Mr. Terry Kremer
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College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering
257 Fuller Rd.
Albany, NY 12203

Download The Research Foundation for SUNY employment application*

*Please note: the Research Foundation for SUNY application requires a signature, thus in order to submit please complete the application, print and sign it. You may either scan a copy and upload the scanned document or fax a copy to 518-437-8846.

Posting No: NANO-R14-08
Budget Title: Project Staff Associate
Grade: E.99

As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer, the Research Foundation will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin and veteran or disability status.

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