Reporting to the Senior Associate Provost and Chief Technology Development Officer in the Office of Technology Development, this position will be responsible for managing a portfolio of life science and other inventions in various stages of evaluation, marketing, patent prosecution, and licensing. Responsibilities include, but not limited to: Develop and implement innovative business development strategies to meet program objectives; structure, draft and negotiate a variety of agreements, particularly license and sponsored research agreements; provide ongoing service to investigators on issues related to technology transfer and business development; assess the commercial potential and market opportunity of new inventions; develop and implement innovative strategies to market and license emerging technologies and inventions; prepare technology profiles reflecting the commercial potential of new technologies; identify potential licensees; initiate industry contacts and develop strong relationships with potential commercialization partners; facilitate interactions among faculty and industry scientists, patent counsel, research sponsors, and university administration; conduct due diligence on potential industrial partners and licensees.
PLEASE NOTE: During the current period of Covid-19 related restrictions, this position may start as a remote position, with the transition to onsite in Cambridge when the office reopens.
We continue to monitor the evolving COVID-19 and the lifting of restrictions. We appreciate your understanding and flexibility with our interview process. We will be conducting interviews virtually for selected candidates until further notice.
Salary Grade: 061
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Candidates MUST meet the following basic qualifications in order to be considered for this role:
An advanced scientific degree in biological sciences or related discipline with an advanced degree in business and/or terminal degree. A minimum of ten years of relevant experience in positions involved with licensing, technology transfer, marketing, corporate partnering, deal-making, business development, or business incubation in an industrial or academic setting.
Ph.D., strong scientific background, a plus. Business/corporate development or startup experience and the contacts that accompany those types of experiences preferred. Experience dealing with patent and licensing law and practices and related legal agreements. Skills needed to negotiate agreements within a highly complex and demanding organization. Highly entrepreneurial.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 53987BR
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