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Senior Associate Tvo

Company name

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

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Job Type

Non-practicing Attorney

Valid Through

Nov 23,2019

Posted on

Aug 10,2019

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required


Boston, MA, United States

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Senior Associate, TVO
The candidate working at teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School that consistently ranks as a national leader in NIH funding, reports to the Executive Director of the TVO. This position is responsible for directing outside patent counsel on the drafting and prosecution of patents and marketing & licensing intellectual property assets arising from company's research programs to for-profit companies for commercial development. The Sr. Associate, along with licensing associates, will also be responsible for drafting and negotiating sponsored research and other supportive agreements (MTAs, CDAs, SRAs, JIAs). Will have extensive interaction with company principal investigators, Department and Division Chiefs, administrators, external pharmaceutical and biotechnology company representatives, venture capitalists, lawyers, and entrepreneurs. Evaluates new invention disclosures at company, and develops a strategy to protect these discoveries and directs outside patent counsel in the prosecution of patents,. Advises researchers on the preparation of invention disclosures, and on matters related to the protection and licensing of intellectual property, consistent with company internal policies on research and technology transfer. Participates in the design and implementation of programs and initiatives for increasing the participation of faculty and staff in technology transfer activities. Develops commercialization strategies for company technologies, including identifying biopharma and medical device companies capable of licensing and commercializing these technologies. Negotiates drafts & maintains intellectual property agreements including license agreements, sponsored research agreements with industry, patent management agreements, & material transfer agreements. Must have the ability to draft language unique to each intellectual property agreement while remaining consistent with hospital mission and policy. Designs and executes, along with the Executive Director of the TVO, and other Senior Associate(s), innovative strategies for increasing licensing and collaborative research opportunities with a goal of increasing research revenue and maximizing the commercial potential of company's intellectual property portfolio. Has the authority to direct and support employees daily work activities. Has the direct responsibility to undertake the following employment actions: hiring, termination, corrective action and performance reviews. Direct Reports: One Indirect Reports: None. Assists in planning, monitoring and/or managing budget in functional area of department.

Qualification and Experience

A Master's degree in Biological Science required; Doctoral degree in Biological Science or JD preferred. 5-8 years related work experience required and 0-1 years supervisory/management experience required. h 5 years of technology licensing experience in academic and/or industrial environments. Should have experience in the assessment and marketing of biomedical innovations, and knowledge and proficiency of financial modeling and market analysis tools. Must have demonstrated ability to develop productive relationships with academic scientists and research/business executives in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries. Experience with computer systems required, including web based applications and some Microsoft Office applications which may include Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Access is required. Must have ability to make decisions with significant, broad implications for the management and operations of a major department or multiple departments. Participates in decisions on overall strategy and direction of the organization. Should have ability to address problems that are broad, complex and abstract, often involving Medical Center-wide issues and requiring substantial creativity, resourcefulness, staff engagement, Lean diagnostic techniques, negotiation and diplomacy to develop solutions. Must have ability to set direction and vision for major departments or multiple departments. Establishes priorities, develops policies and allocates resources.

Additional info

Req ID: 31239BR

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
330 Brookline Avenue
Suite 1a
Boston, MA 02215-5491

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