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American Heart Association Intellectual Property Research Advisor in Los Angeles, California


Are you ready to join an organization where you can be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives?

Envision all Americans enjoying ideal cardiovascular health free of heart disease and stroke. At the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association, we get to work toward that goal every single day. Is it easy? No. Is it worthwhile? You bet!

This is satisfying work that makes a real difference in people's lives. You can achieve professional growth with personal fulfillment. You will connect with people and make a lifesaving impact. You will partner with individuals, schools, lawmakers, healthcare providers and others to ensure everyone has access to healthier lifestyle choices and proper healthcare.


The American Heart Association (AHA) has an excellent opportunity for an Intellectual Property Research Advisor in our National Center office located in Dallas, Texas . The location for this position is flexible and remote .

The Intellectual Property Research Advisor is responsible for managing and advising for the intellectual property portfolio resulting from AHA funded research studies and developing and executing the research discovery process to identify and establish AHA’s participation in patents with economic or commercial potential resulting from an AHA Research Award. Specific responsibilities include: 1) establishing research and discovery processes for disclosure of inventions, patent applications, patents, licenses executed and similar activities; 2) developing connections to and relationships with Technology Transfer offices at recipient universities; 3) negotiating financial terms with entities where research awards may have resulted in one or more sources of income; 4) overseeing income recognition process to ensure timely receipt; and 5) developing and managing creation of recurring and as-needed intellectual property reports.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Plan, research and establish strategy and implementation of a comprehensive program to track and monitor all intellectual property discovered, developed, and/or commercialized as a result of AHA science or healthcare research funding. Identify the potential economic and commercialization value of funded research project outcomes.

  • Research and develop necessary resources such as outside consultants, systems, and tools to ensure processes and procedures for identifying and monitoring AHA-supported intellectual property remain contemporary and efficient. Introduce and enhance tools for evaluation and reporting of portfolio outcomes and benchmarking standards.

  • Negotiate financial terms on behalf of AHA for any and all income sources resulting from AHA-funded technologies discovered and/or developed at universities or other nonprofit entities that accept AHA research funding.

  • Develop and manage relationships with university-based (and other) technology transfer offices and sponsored program officials to foster a collaborative approach in business-related engagements and interactions.

  • Create and deliver educational content on intellectual property law, technical licensing or related subjects for webinars and online training sessions targeted to institutional grants officers and/or technology transfer personnel.

  • Serve as a liaison with other AHA departments, including finance, legal, technology, and communications on projects related to intellectual property research and negotiations.

  • Engage with relevant AHA volunteer committees as needed, specifically the Strategic Outcomes Subcommittee, the Funding Subcommittee, and the Research Committee.

Want to help get your resume to the top? Take a look at what we require:


  • PhD in biomedical research, MBA, JD with experience in research-derived intellectual property. Depending on primary credentials, certification in related areas (e.g., Certificate in Intellectual Property, a Certified Licensing Professional, a Registered Technology Transfer Professional) is preferred.

  • Seven (7) years of experience in intellectual property, research science, or start-up business administration

  • Five (5) years of experience in one or more aspects of the invention and scientific development process

  • Three (3) years of the following experience:

  • Experience with research-derived intellectual property

  • Superior writing and communication skills

  • Ability to negotiate, develop and interpret contract terms and intellectual property documents

  • Ability to understand, integrate and summarize scientific literature.

  • Demonstrated skills in fiscal accountability and general knowledge of finance and accounting

Preferred Qualification:

  • MBA or JD with a focus on science related research and development including patent filing or intellectual property law

  • Two (2) years of experience managing the work of vendors or contractors

  • one (1) year of experience managing high level volunteers


The American Heart Association’s 2024 Goal: Every person deserves the opportunity for a full, healthy life. As champions for health equity, by 2024, the American Heart Association will advance cardiovascular health for all, including identifying and removing barriers to health care access and quality.

At American Heart Association | American Stroke Association, diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity applies to both our workforce and the communities we serve as it relates to heart health and stroke prevention.

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Location US-TX-Dallas

Posted Date 2 months ago (3/28/2022 5:16 PM)

Requisition ID 2022-8255

Job Category Science & Research

Additional Locations Diversity Distribution US - Top 47

Position Type Full Time

Location: CA-Los Angeles