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FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATOR, Office of Technology Development, Boston University

Job Description

Reporting to the Director of Administration & Finance, the Financial Administrator manages the day to-day flow of royalty income, royalty distributions, invoicing for patent costs, and patent cost reimbursements, including organization and coordination with various University departments, law firms, and inventors to ensure accuracy. Manages database of patent actions, including patent expense and reimbursements. Work closely with the Director of Intellectual Property and Licensing to ensure that licensees are billed accurately for patent expenses, and is responsible for monitoring accounts receivable, including the collection of past due accounts, as well as determining any special payment or reimbursement arrangements. The Financial Administrator reconciles the patent and royalty income and expense to internal reports, database and SAP to ensure accuracy, and resolves any errors.

Assigns and supervises students providing administrative support to these financial processes. Handles special projects as assigned, as well as general administrative duties.

Required Skills

1-3 years of experience required. Bachelor’s degree preferred.

Job Location
Boston , Massachusetts, United States
Position Type

Grade 72

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DIRECTOR, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, Office of Technology Development, Boston University

Job Description

Encourage members of the BU Community to commercialize their ideas by providing rapid feedback on improvement strategies and a strategy for successful commercialization. Educate members of the BU community about the commercialization process through one-on-one meetings, presentations, and connections to external experts. Enable members of the BU Community to commercialize their ideas by connecting them to the resources necessary to be successful (e.g., mentors, funding, business champions, conferences, etc.). Create and manage an external expert company and startup network that can be called upon for support and manage student Analysts as needed. Publicize discoveries from the BU Community through a variety of channels (websites, blogs, twitter, news articles, events, blast e- mails, targeted marketing, etc.). Draft, negotiate, execute, and monitor appropriate agreements including CDAs, Options, and Term Sheets. Requirements B.A./B.S., Masters degree and at least eight years of experience in the field of physical sciences.

Required Skills

At least 8 years of experience and a Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Degree Preferred.

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

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Licensing Manager at Partners HealthCare

Licensing Manager Position

Innovation is an 80 person unit of Partners HealthCare responsible for the commercial application of the unique capabilities of its 60,000 employees and faculty. It has exclusive responsibility for technology business development, related investment, governance and the commercialization and management of all breakthroughs of Partners staff. It supports the research requirements of its Harvard Medical School appointed faculty and its core hospitals – Harvard affiliates Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Hospital.

The Licensing Manager represents Partners to leading companies, investors and innovators. The candidate will shape and execute deals based on technology developed by Partners affiliated staff. Works closely with leading Partners clinicians, investigators and other innovators. Candidate will market, negotiate, and interact with companies and other entities seeking to license and/or support research at Partners HealthCare. Candidate is expected to establish, grow and manage high impact industrial collaborations and execute related license and sponsored research transactions.
See requirements for Licensing Manager II - (3026904) or Licensing Manager I - (3028212) positions at
Candidates can reach out to Roger Kitterman, VP, Venture, Managing Partner, Innovation Fund at or apply through the Partners website

Director, Technology & Innovation Development Office at Boston Children’s Hospital

Boston Children’s Hospital invites applications for a Director, Technology & Innovation Development Office (TIDO). In this leadership position, reporting to the Senior Director of TIDO, you will be responsible for managing the licensing and business development staff, developing policies and procedures, and working closely with the Senior Director and hospital leadership to develop and implement strategic initiatives for Children’s. Responsibilities will include: supervising staff, including mentoring and support as needed to help them get to yes on complex deals, managing numerous day to day activities of the office, elevating the practice in the department to be proactive and business oriented, developing standards and procedures for the department and overseeing budget and systems.

Interested candidates should apply on-line at Please reference job number 41496BR. Boston Children’s Hospital is unable to consider candidates for this position who are not either a legal permanent resident or a US citizen and cannot pay for relocation costs.


Demonstrated leadership skills dealing with complex stakeholders with differing priorities, balancing the needs of the institution and stakeholders goals to get to mutually beneficial solutions.

Experience establishing a strong network of business relationships to move initiatives forward.

Experience engaging and influencing key stakeholder groups to facilitate their alignment and support for important initiatives.

Experience balancing candor with diplomacy to maintain an environment that motivates and inspires employees.

Must have excellent communication skills

Must be able to represent TIDO inside and outside of Children’s Hospital

10-15 years of experience closing complex academic-business agreements and maintaining the subsequent relationships.

Demonstrated experience in leading and motivating teams, providing informal and formal performance feedback, training and mentoring.

Exceptional interpersonal skills.

Advanced degree (PhD, MBA or JD) required

A combination of academic and industry experience is preferred

About TIDO and Boston Children’s Hospital

The mission of the Technology and Innovation Development Office (TIDO) is to maximize the impact of Boston Children’s innovations on patient health while enhancing the hospital’s research endeavor. TIDO is responsible for the commercialization of Children’s research and clinical discoveries. Our services include: intellectual property strategy, development of business cases for innovations, creating partnerships with industry to develop technologies, negotiating license and industry sponsored research agreements and funding promising early stage technologies to move them closer to the market to improve patient care.

Boston Children’s Hospital is the top pediatric research hospital in the nation and one of the top 5 research hospitals nationwide. Affiliated with Harvard Medical School, and located in the vibrant Boston/Cambridge life science hub, TIDO has been recognized by Nature Biotechnology as one of the top technology transfer offices in the nation.

MITRE: Technology Transfer Associate

JobTitle: Technology Transfer Associate
Job Highlights: The TTO associate is responsible to the TTO director for the transfer to industry of MITRE’s technology and the development and implementation of commercialization plans consistent with the company’s public interest and FFRDC mission. The TTO associate is also tasked with the development of programs aimed at communicating and protecting the company’s intellectual property assets.
Key Functions: Develop external business relationships (e.g., venture capital firms, other investors) to enable technology transfer.
Actively build ties with MITRE’s technologists; evaluate opportunities to commercialize MITRE intellectual property (IP); maintain existing and develop new ties to local, regional, and national business entities to discover emerging technologies and seek opportunity to license MITRE technology.
Conduct technology commercialization operations, including marketing, licensing and administration.
Conduct all aspects of the licensing program – triage, marketing, negotiating and post licensing follow-up.
Pursue the scope, mission, and vision of TTO by developing relationships with internal and external entities.
Address issues related to IP and licensing, based on MITRE policy and relevant regulations etc.
Location: MA: Bedford Campus
Required Skills: Ability to synthesize technical knowledge and translate that knowledge into a technology transfer approach.
Excellent communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills as demonstrated by the ability to work effectively with a wide variety of individuals and groups, both internally and externally, including investors, CTOs, senior managers, and industry.
Demonstrated ability to engage externally across multiple levels to communicate effective messages.
Demonstrated success in protection of intellectual property and the execution technology transfer deals.
Demonstrated organizational and administrative skills, including the ability to effectively prioritize and manage multiple assignments and large numbers of requests for information and assistance.
Strong ability to engage with staff to understand technology as developed and determine addressable market opportunities associated with it.
Superior sense of business ethics and skills to handle highly confidential materials and information required.
Preferred Qualifications: B.S. in engineering or science. Master’s degree in engineering, computer science or related degree preferred. MBA preferred.
10+ years experience in licensing and/or related technology commercialization positions of progressively increasing responsibility and authority.
Completion of AUTM or LES courses or equivalent
Previous experience in structuring financial business transactions.
Familiarity with patent law and government regulations related to intellectual property.
Experience with venture capital firms and deal structures
Minimum Education/ Experience: BS and 8 years related experience.
Travel Statement: *This position will require overnight travel up to 20 % of the time as well as some local travel.
Clearance: Not Required
Clearance Statement Security Clearance is not required for this initial assignment. However for future opportunities a government security investigation may be required.
Req ID: 27403BR
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