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Technology Transfer Specialist, Mass. Eye and Ear

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Technology Transfer Specialist works directly with the IPCV Director and team to manage the Massachusetts Eye and Ear intellectual property portfolio, which includes invention disclosures, pending applications, and issued patents. This position is responsible for receipt of Invention Disclosures, patent database management, and federal grant reporting per Bayh-Dole requirements. The position is also responsible for recording legal and recoverable expenses, invoicing for license payments, and distribution of licensing royalties.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
1. Maintain the intellectual property, agreement, and financial database.

2. Build reports using this database for the IPCV and other Massachusetts Eye and Ear departments.

3. Report inventions to the federal government, foundations, and other grant-awarding entities.

4. Process and file patent correspondence and communicate with outside patent counsel.

5. Administer the material transfer agreement process: review MTA request forms, draft agreements, communicate with external parties, finalize agreements, and coordinate signatures.

6. Responsible for Licensing Royalty Distribution, Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable.

7. Monitor third-party agreement obligations.

8. Manage the IPCV website.

9. Other duties as required.

Requirements EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s degree preferred. Experience working with intellectual property preferred. Experience using PeopleSoft preferred.

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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
Full-Time/Regular

Salary
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

Position Type

Full-Time/Regular

Salary

Competitive

Tracking Code

8621/L0816
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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 http://www.partners.org/careers/job-search.aspx
Candidates can reach out to Roger Kitterman, VP, Venture, Managing Partner, Innovation Fund at rkitterman@partners.org 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 http://www.childrenshospital.org/career-opportunities. 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.

Qualifications:

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.