The positions involve developing and implementing multiple year training plans (MOUs) with Chinese counterpart agencies; organizing programs for Chinese visitors to the USPTO; working on USPTO materials to be published; developing online resources; developing an on-line presence; developing training materials; providing empirical sources/information resources for companies and other government agencies; and working with universities and third parties in developing richer information sources. The position involves working with the China team s at USPTO’s Office of Policy and International Affairs.
USTR’s IP office also has a “Director” level position open. The position is not China-specific, but does involve “resolv[ing] IPR and innovation trade problems using all available tools of U.S. trade policy, including the Special 301 process” and “serv[ing] as negotiator for the intellectual property provisions of trade agreements”. In addition, USTR’s China office has a trade position open that does not appear to be IP-focused. If your interest is in China trade and IP, my guess is that both jobs would help job-seekers get a foot in the door of doing China-related trade and IP/innovation policy.
Most federal jobs have short closing dates. Please read the announcements for the full descriptions and details.
Not to be outdone, the private sector is also looking. Asia Society also has a new policy position opening involving Asia-wide economies and trade.
In addition, Chinese graduate students in the United States have only a few days left (May 11) to apply for scholarships to the US Foreign Policy Colloquium of the National Committee on US-China Relations.