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Organization TypePublic Interest
Years of Experience
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ProfileContract Specialist Duties: Drafting, reviewing and negotiating material transfer contracts for the transfer of Hospital-owned technology to non-profit and for-profit corporations for use in research and for the receipt of technology from such organizations for Hospital research. Drafting, reviewing and negotiating confidentiality agreements, needed to protect Hospital’s technologies and to effect technology transfer, helping further the goal of translating Hospital inventions into useful products to benefit the public and build Hospital‑corporate relations. Acquiring and maintaining knowledge of (a) Hospital's policies and procedures applicable to sponsored research and intellectual property, (b) applicable Harvard faculty policies and, (c) other academic and professional standards for the conduct and administration of sponsored research. Acquiring understanding of for-profit corporations interests. Maintaining effective working relationships with Hospital employees, the Harvard Medical School, affiliated hospitals, universities and for-profit corporations. Participating in developing procedures, databases, and materials to enhance and facilitate the Hospital's technology transfer function. Participating in professional organizations and related forums to acquire and share current information, trends and practices. Entering information into computer databases. Transferring data onto online reporting system and/or spreadsheets. Compiling, printing and distributing periodic reports and other information, as needed.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: Completion of advanced courses for a degree in Law or with 1-2 years of experience in a related field. Bachelor's degree in Life Sciences preferred. The analytical skills to resolve highly complex problems requiring the application of scientific or technical principles, theories and concepts and in‑depth, experienced‑based cross‑functional knowledge. Communication skills in order to persuade and negotiate with others on important matters.
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