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Associate Vice President (AVP) for Industry Engagement at Boston University

ASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT, University Research
Tracking Code: 9150/L0117
Job Description
Boston University invites nominations and applications for the position of Associate Vice President (AVP) for Industry Engagement. The newly formed Office of Industry Engagement will oversee the areas of Corporate Relations and Corporate Sponsored Research with the goal of holistically addressing the needs of companies wishing to engage the University and providing a bridge between industry and the research and educational domains of the University. The AVP and team will develop sustainable relationships with industry, leading to increased investment in University priorities in alignment with corporate priorities. This includes, but is not limited to, working with University stakeholders to develop long-range strategic planning for growing new and existing collaborations; identifying and cultivating new revenue streams including sponsored research and philanthropy; supporting the growth of research operations through interactions with industry contacts, philanthropic organizations and collaborating institutions; promoting the University within the broader industry context and working collaboratively with other areas of the University to publicize the work of the faculty; and developing strong working relationships with faculty, University leadership and staff.
Required Skills
This role requires an entrepreneurial and dynamic individual with a commitment to advancing scientific research.

Must have a proven record in cultivating and maintaining collaborations with industry leading to philanthropy and/or sponsored research.

Familiarity with other dimensions of industrial partnerships including intellectual property and technology transfer issues, federal grants, grant and contract management and philanthropic development. Working knowledge of scientific research particularly life sciences and engineering.

Minimally Masters or equivalent degree in business, science or engineering, and 10-15 years of increasingly responsible management experience in a related field as well as a Bachelor’s Degree.

Experience supervising staff in Corporate Relations and Corporate Sponsored Research

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. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
Job Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Position Type: Full-Time/Regular
Salary: Competitive
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Licensing Associate, Technology Ventures Office, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC)

Req ID: 21324BR

Job Summary: The Licensing Associate (LA) will be responsible for various aspects of technology transfer for selected researchers at BIDMC. The LA will be responsible for initiating, negotiating and drafting agreements relating to faculty research and intellectual property. Agreements will include material transfer, sponsored research, joint invention, confidentiality and research licenses. LA will be responsible for managing the intellectual property portfolio of a number of investigators, under the supervision of the AD.

Essential Responsibilities:

1. Initiate, negotiate, and execute a variety of agreements including; Material Transfer, Sponsored Research, Joint Invention, Confidentiality, Research Reagent License, and increasingly more complex Agreements.
2. Work with investigators, under supervision of Associate Director to evaluate new invention disclosures. Interface with outside counsel to protect intellectual property (IP) arising from BIDMC. This would include prior art searching and assessment of market potential of the IP.
3. Design and execute, along with the Chief Business Ventures (CBV), and AD innovative methods for increasing licensing and collaborative research opportunities.
4. Market BIDMC IP by writing non-confidential marketing materials, and identifying appropriate commercial partners through research, networking, and communication with inventors.
5. Advise researchers on the preparation of reports of invention, and on matters related to the protection and dissemination of intellectual policy, consistent with BIDMC internal policies on research and technology transfer.

Required Qualifications:
1. Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree in MS biology, or MBA preferred.
2. 1-3 years related work experience required.
3. Experience with computer systems required, including web based applications and some Microsoft Office applications which may include Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Access.

Competencies:
1. Written Communications: Ability to summarize and communicate in English moderately complex information in varied written formats to internal and external customers.
2. Oral Communications: Ability to comprehend and communicate complex verbal information in English to medical center staff, patients, families and external customers.
3. Knowledge: Ability to demonstrate in-depth knowledge of concepts, practices and policies with the ability to use them in complex varied situations.
4. Team Work: Ability to work collaboratively in small teams to improve the operations of immediate work group by offering ideas, identifying issues, and respecting team members.
5. Customer Service: Ability to provide a high level of customer service to patients, visitors, staff and external customers in a professional, service-oriented, respectful manner using skills in active listening and problem solving. Ability to remain calm in stressful situations.

Please follow below link to apply.

https://jobs.bidmc.org/job/boston/licensing-associate/169/4890294

UMass Amherst Licensing Associate

The University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for the position of Licensing Associate in the Technology Transfer Office (TTO). The Licensing Associate will work closely with investigators to solicit invention disclosures, to evaluate technologies for patentability and commercialization potential, and to perform market analyses of commercialization potentials. Under the supervision of the TTO Director, the Licensing Associate will initiate negotiations for licensing/option agreements and other related contracts. The Licensing Associate will work within TTO at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Minimum Required Qualifications:

1. Bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science or physics plus 4 years of experience in the commercialization of technology; Master’s degree in one of these fields plus 2 years of experience. Ph.D. in engineering, computer science, or physics is preferred.
2. Excellent oral and written communication skills and excellent interpersonal skills.
3. The ability to interact effectively in both the academic and corporate cultures. Must be comfortable communicating with scientists, research sponsors, industry representatives and patent attorneys.
4. The ability to work both independently and within a team environment, and to work under pressure to meet deadlines.
5. Experience in drafting research reports preferred.
6. Experience in drafting and negotiating various agreements involving intellectual property is desirable but not required.
7. Knowledge of intellectual property law and licensing practices is desirable but not required.
8. Must be a highly self-motivated professional with exceptional sales, marketing and negotiation abilities.
9. Must be detail oriented and able to simultaneously manage numerous projects.
10. Due to export control compliance reasons, candidates for this position must be qualified as a U.S. Person under the regulations [15 CFR Parts 730-774 & 22 CFR Parts 120-130].
PSSAP Position Level 27. http://www.umass.edu/humres/sites/default/files/2015%20PSU%20Salary%20Schedule.pdf The University offers an attractive benefits package.

Please go to https://www.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=83651&type=7 and submit a letter of application describing relevant experience and a résumé. The names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references will be required prior to interviews. To receive priority consideration, please submit your application materials by the priority date of May 12, 2017. Applications will be accepted after the priority date until the position has been filled. Please include Search #R114392 on your application materials.

On-campus applicants are defined as Amherst campus non-student employees.

University of Massachusetts Amherst - Licensing Associate

Department: Technology Transfer Office
Locations: Amherst, MA

Type: Full-time

The Licensing Associate will work closely with investigators to solicit invention disclosures, to evaluate technologies for patentability and commercialization potential, and to perform market analyses of commercialization potentials. Under the supervision of the TTO Director, the Licensing Associate will initiate negotiations for licensing/option agreements and other related contracts.
Requirements:

•Bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science or physics plus 4 years of experience in the commercialization of technology; Master’s degree in one of these fields plus 2 years of experience. Ph.D. in engineering, computer science, or physics is preferred.
•Excellent oral and written communication skills and excellent interpersonal skills.
•The ability to interact effectively in both the academic and corporate cultures.Must be comfortable communicating with scientists, research sponsors, industry representatives and patent attorneys.
•The ability to work both independently and within a team environment, and to work under pressure to meet deadlines.
•Experience in drafting research reports preferred.
•Experience in drafting and negotiating various agreements involving intellectual property is desirable but not required.
•Knowledge of intellectual property law and licensing practices is desirable but not required.
•Must be a highly self-motivated professional with exceptional sales, marketing and negotiation abilities.
•Must be detail oriented and able to simultaneously manage numerous projects.
•Due to export control compliance reasons, candidates for this position must be qualified as a U.S. Person under the regulations [15 CFR Parts 730-774 & 22 CFR Parts 120-130].
Additional Information:

PSSAP Position Level 27. http://www.umass.edu/humres/sites/default/files/2015 PSU Salary Schedule.pdf

The University offers an attractive benefits package.
Application Instructions:
To apply go to https://www.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=83651&type=7

Please submit a letter of application describing relevant experience and a résumé. The names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references will be required prior to interviews. To receive priority consideration, please submit your application materials by the priority date of May 12, 2017. Applications will be accepted after the priority date until the position has been filled.

On-campus applicants are defined as Amherst campus non-student employees.
URL: www.umass.edu/tto/

LICENSING OFFICER, Mass. Eye and Ear

POSITION SUMMARY:

This position will work in the Office of Intellectual Property & Commercial Ventures to protect and commercialize new inventions arising from research conducted at Massachusetts Eye and Ear, and to create and manage relationships with industry. Responsibilities will include evaluating invention disclosures, marketing intellectual property, negotiating agreements, and serving as a resource to faculty and staff regarding the patent and technology transfer process. In addition, this position will help to develop and establish office processes and procedures, and to manage special projects.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

1. Evaluate invention disclosures by performing patent prior art searches, evaluating market potential and commercial viability.

2. Negotiate and draft routine and complex confidential disclosure, material transfer, license, and sponsored research agreements.

3. With the Director, lead in marketing the capabilities of the office to MEE faculty and staff, industry, and the investment community.

4. Prepare non-confidential technical summaries, and translate scientific language into terms appropriate for marketing pieces and business negotiation.

5. Develop and establish business relationships with the pharmaceutical, biotech, and investment community around MEE’s intellectual property, and research and clinical capabilities.

6. Interact and communicate with pharmaceutical companies.

7. Build and improve IPCV’s website, and MEE intellectual property marketing capabilities.

8. Advise and educate MEE faculty and staff regarding material transfer and confidential disclosure agreements, and the commercialization of research at MEE.

9. Other duties as directed or required.

Requirements EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

• Bachelors required. Advanced degree preferred or combination of education and experience.
• Five or more years’ experience in technology licensing or business development in a commercial and/or academic organization.
• Experienced in negotiating and drafting licenses, sponsored research, material transfer, and non-disclosure agreements.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to work independently.
• Demonstrated ability to work closely with university faculty and staff, industry representatives, and patent attorneys.
• Excellent organization and time-management skills with the ability to multi-task and follow through to completion.

Apply online at https://re12.ultipro.com/MAS1001/JobBoard/JobDetails.aspx?__ID=*91A56133678F226D