Reporting to the Senior Associate Provost and Chief Technology Development Officer in the Office of Technology Development, this position leads a team of business development professionals and other staff at our Harvard Medical School office and is responsible for managing a portfolio of medical/biological science and other inventions in various stages of evaluation, marketing, patent prosecution, and licensing.
Specific duties and responsibilities for this role include:
developing and driving an effective business development strategy to place HMS technologies with industry and generate support for HMS research projects
translating the vision and business objectives of OTD HMS into operational results
working with senior leadership of HMS to develop new strategic initiatives
assessing and analyzing new opportunities for alignment with key institutional priorities
managing and enhancing high level relationships with HMS faculty and other internal as well as external stakeholders
acting as a designee in the absence of the Senior Associate Provost representing the Senior Associate Provost and his views as necessary with key internal and external stakeholders
providing day-to-day assistance and advice to the Senior Associate Provost on key issues
working with other University units and faculties to advance complex high-priority projects including invention disclosures, patent applications, royalty revenues, technology transfer transactions, new venture formation
building relationships with major corporations of relevance in order to facilitate technology development and increase the potential of sponsored research from these sources
providing expert knowledge of the biotechnology marketplace and methods of technology valuation and providing leadership in the team effort to license these technologies
engendering innovation and technology development within the Harvard community and securing protection for those technologies
working with Patent Counsel to evaluate, market and license new inventions, including determining an approach designed to maximize
PhD, strong scientific background, required. MBA degree, a plus. A minimum of ten to fifteen 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.
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: 52433BR
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