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$27.46 - $29.14 /hour
Torrey Pines Center North
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Days, 8 hrs/day, Mon - Fri

#TP115748 Sponsor Compliance Specialist

Filing Deadline: Tue 5/31/2022

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

Position available through UCSD Temporary Employment Services (TES). Employment through TES is an excellent way to gain valuable UCSD experience and get your foot in the door for career positions. TES employment includes medical coverage, paid vacation & sick time, paid holidays, as well as training and development opportunities!


New temporary opportunity available. The Sponsor Compliance Specialist is responsible for accurate maintenance of highly confidential and proprietary information within the University’s Patent Tracking System (PTS), local databases, and other external databases maintained by sponsors. Responsible for the following: fulfilling federal sponsor obligations related to patent activity, supporting fulfillment of reporting obligations to sponsors, and participating in short- and long-range planning and development of office practices. Utilizing search query tools and PTS, create a variety of summary and detailed reports related to sponsor compliance issues in intellectual property (IP) management.

Serve as a contact for PIs regarding sponsor requirements and correspond with faculty, researchers, and department representatives to solicit input, seek clarification, provide updates, and resolve problems related to sponsorship cited in IP disclosure activity as necessary. Satisfy IP reporting requirements of diverse groups of private and governmental sponsors and granting agencies that provide research funding for disclosed inventions and copyrights. Provide prepared information to various constituencies regarding UCSD’s IP policies. Maintain a high degree of professionalism in a rapidly changing, time-pressured environment.

Anticipated Duration: 2 months +

Compensation: $27.46 - $29.14 /hour, including paid holidays and vacation/sick leave. PPO-medical insurance also available.

Location: this position will have a hybrid work schedule (on-site at La Jolla campus and remote) with a minimum of 1 day per week on-site.

Work schedule: Mon - Fri; 8:00AM - 4:30PM


  • Proven ability to analyze and interpret relevant legal documents (e.g. patent application, confirmatory license, sponsorship agreement and reporting obligations, and legal invoices) as well as policies and laws; with the willingness, ability and initiative to solve the problems and discrepancies as needed to fulfill the requirements of the position and the objectives of department leadership.

  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of requirements of federal/state fundings, intellectual property law and policy, with the ability to apply the knowledge and understanding in both routine and novel situations.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the issues, policies, practices related to Technology Transfer and sponsorship compliance administration with the ability to directly apply that knowledge in management of inventions as part of the full mission and objectives of the campus Technology Transfer endeavor.

  • Ability to gain confidence of customers, counterparts, and colleagues as well as demonstrated ability to provide courteous service.

  • Proven knowledge and understanding of scientific concepts as demonstrated by formal training or work experience.

  • Demonstrated general knowledge of US patent law and the patent prosecution process.


Background check is required.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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