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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.

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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Boston College: Fiscal & Administrative Assistant

Job Title: Fiscal & Administrative Assistant
Job ID: : 13522
Position Details
Department: 051421 - Technology Transfer & Licensng
Position: 00014736 - Administrative & Fiscal Assistant
Grade or Band: 2ND
Eligible for Overtime Pay
Job Description
The Administrative & Fiscal Assistant for the Office of Technology Transfer & Licensing (OTTL) ensures the efficient operation of all general functions in OTTL including database maintenance and reporting, marketing and event coordination, payment/invoice/royalty distribution, legal paperwork handling and communication. He/she must be able to successfully and efficiently meet all the deadlines.
Requirements
* Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Accounting, Business Administration, or legal background.
* 2-3 years of related experience.

Preferred:
* Experience using PeopleSoft.
* Fluency in Microsoft Excel.

To apply:
https://www7.bc.edu/erecruit/index.html
Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.

Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at http://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity.

Harvard University: Business Development Associate

ffice of the President and Provost
Department OTD
Duties & Responsibilities
Working within the Office of Technology Development (OTD), under the guidance and supervision of the Directors of Business Development (DBDs), this position will assist in the identification, qualification, and quantification of commercial applications for physical sciences technologies developed within the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. The individual in this position will conduct both primary and secondary market research to find potential applications for these innovations; assist DBDs in managing a portfolio of existing technologies; review and assess new invention disclosures arising from research conducted by Harvard faculty, post-docs, and graduate students; prepare and draft technology profiles for marketing and licensing efforts; assess the competitive environment with respect to the technologies; perform due diligence and market research to identify potential licensees and industrial partners; develop innovative strategies for the development and commercialization of Harvard technologies; assist DBDs in managing outside patent counsel in preparation and prosecution of patent applications; negotiate options, confidentiality, and inter-institutional agreements, and certain industry sponsored research and collaboration agreements. Position will interact with researchers and business development representatives from peer institutions and industry, as appropriate. Candidates should feel comfortable contacting companies to validate the potential of specific technologies and qualifying their interest in licensing.

Basic Qualifications
BA/BS degree in relevant fields of Physical Sciences (Physics, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Material Science, Chemistry/Chemical Engineering). General understanding of: intellectual property, business acumen, legal agreements, and client relationship building required.

Additional Qualifications
Ph.D. or advanced degree preferred. Two years’ scientific training and/or experience in developing, marketing, and commercialization of technologies. Startup experience a plus. Preference given to those with experience in developing, marketing, and commercialization of technologies as well as experience with reading complex and sensitive sponsored research and license agreements Strong interpersonal and communication skills; adept with information gathering, database management, and ability to prioritize tasks. Ability to select, set, and meet appropriate goals from among competing demands and work independently within a team environment. Ability to produce polished written documents, demonstrated analytical skills and creative problem solver.

Additional Information
PLEASE NOTE: This is a 3- year term appointment

Additional Web Position Listing Information
The Harvard University Office of Technology Development (OTD) provides a one-stop shop to advance the development of groundbreaking discoveries by fostering strategic collaborations with industry through licensing, sponsored research, and new venture agreements. OTD’s mission is to make the fruits of Harvard research more accessible outside the University, including underserved communities, and ensure that society benefits from Harvard innovations by fostering their swift, professional, and effective development and commercialization. Our specific objectives include ensuring that Harvard research results are made widely available and transformed for public use and benefit; serving as a dynamic bridge from laboratory to industry to make certain that promising new technologies are translated into products and services that benefit society and the world; evaluating, patenting and licensing inventions and discoveries made by faculty of Harvard University, Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Public Health and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences; stimulating innovation and technology development within the Harvard community and securing all necessary protection of the resulting intellectual property; licensing Harvard technologies to strong, effective partners; establishing startup companies and building value around Harvard innovations; building sponsored research collaborations with industry around faculty initiated applied research projects.

Pre-Employment Screening Identity
Appointment End Date 28-Jun-2019
EEO Statement 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, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.
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