|Job Description :
Harvard’s Office of Technology Development (“OTD”) and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University (“Wyss Institute”) seek a talented, enthusiastic individual to work as a Senior Associate Director of Technology Transactions.
Reporting to OTD’s Director of Technology Transactions, the Senior Associate Director of Technology Transactions will be responsible for negotiating, structuring, drafting, and commenting upon license agreements, industry sponsored research and collaboration agreements, material transfer agreements, inter-institutional agreements and related agreements for the Wyss Institute’s faculty, technical staff and Executive Management.
JD with 10+ year’s relevant experience, most of which should be transactional (not patent prosecution). Experience drafting and negotiating complex intellectual property (patent and copyright) license agreements. Experience drafting and negotiating collaborative research and similar agreements. Experience with equity agreements and corporate transactions. Experience in technology, life sciences and/or medical-related field.
Please note that there is a 6 month orientation and review period for this role.
Additional Qualifications and Skills
Experience representing startups strongly preferred. In-house and/or experience in higher education preferred. Must possess superior communication, drafting, and negotiation skills. Proven ability to grasp complex legal and business issues. Proven ability to work effectively in support of business development and technical professionals. High creativity, energy, integrity, thoughtful judgment, and decision-making. Ability to establish credibility with clients, essential. Demonstrated maturity and sensitivity to the needs of multiple constituencies in a complex academic environment, a plus
The mission of the Wyss Institute is to transform human healthcare and the environment by emulating the way nature builds. Developed as an alliance between Harvard and other premier academic and clinical partner institutions, Institute faculty and staff collaborate in high-risk, fundamental research and science-driven technology development. A major focus of the Wyss Institute is to translate the technologies developed by its faculty and staff into commercial products and therapies through collaborations with clinical investigators and establishment of corporate alliances. OTD promotes the public good by fostering innovation and translating new inventions made at Harvard University into useful products that are available and beneficial to society. Our integrated approach to technology development comprises sponsored research and corporate alliances, intellectual property management, and technology commercialization through venture creation and licensing. To that end, OTD works closely with the Wyss Institute to support and enhance their translation efforts. For more information, please visit http://otd.harvard.edu.
PLEASE NOTE: This position will be a hybrid role of some on campus presence and ability to work from home. Employees will be expected to be able to commute to the office in Cambridge as required. As per Harvard University regulations, all remote must be performed in a state where Harvard is registered to do business (CA, CT, MA, MD, ME, NH, NY, RI, VT).
We will be conducting interviews virtually for selected candidates until further notice.
All Harvard community members must comply with the University’s health and safety guidelines and protocols, including but not limited to those related to COVID-19, such as testing, masking, distancing, etc. Additionally, the University requires all Harvard community members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, remain up to date with COVID-19 vaccine boosters, and report their vaccination status via the Harvard University Health Services portal, as detailed in Harvard’s Vaccine & Booster Requirements. You may claim exemption from the vaccination requirement for medical or religious reasons. Note that unvaccinated individuals are subject to additional public health measures (e.g., more frequent testing, more stringent masking, etc.) above and beyond what is required of vaccinated individuals. More information regarding the University’s COVID vaccination requirement and exemptions is available on the University’s “COVID-19 Vaccine Information” webpage: http://www.harvard.edu/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine-information/.
USA – MA – Boston
360061 Admin Offcr/SrIndiv Contrib
Office of the President and Provost
Office of Technology Development
00 – Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
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