The licensing officer serves as the hospital representative in marketing, negotiating and securing transfer of Hospital-owned technology to for-profit corporations for its development and application. Monitors and protects hospital interests in established corporate sponsored research programs. Identifies, evaluates and markets technology licensing and sponsored research opportunities to pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical companies. Drafts and negotiates complex material transfer, licensing and sponsored research contracts. Manages own portfolio of inventions and patent investments and works with attorneys to obtain patents for Hospital-owned technology. Participates in the Hospital's Technology Development program.
Evaluates Hospital-based technologies and proposals to the Hospital's Technology Development Fund, resulting in recommendations, strategies and plans for development, marketing and partnering. Works with patent counsel in developing and managing patent strategy. Supervises patent counsel in the prosecution of patents for Hospital-owned technology.
Markets Hospital-based technology to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical companies enabling the public to benefit from the translation of hospital inventions into useful products, supporting the Hospital's research mission, and increasing the Hospital's licensing income.
Negotiates and modifies templates for technology transfer agreements, including confidentiality, material transfer, inter-institutional, license, collaboration and sponsored research agreements, needed to effect technology transfer and build Hospital-corporate relations in accordance with established hospital policies and practices. Works with hospital's legal counsel in development of standard formats and language.
Executes agreements for more complex licenses, start-ups and strategic alliances.
Understands the clinical, research, education and community service missions, organizations, and cultures of the Hospital and the role of TIDO in relation to these. Maintains effective working relationships with constituencies, both internal and external, to represent the Hospital's interests and promote effective technology transfer and development.
Follows TIDO standard operating procedures.
Participates in the design and implementation of programs and initiatives for increasing the participation of faculty and staff in technology transfer and increasing industry awareness of TIDO and the Hospital's technology.
Demonstrates the ability to set goals, develop plans and garner buy-in from all required constituents and supporters for projects.
Work requires an advanced degree in the Life Sciences, Engineering or Medicine and 2-4 years of directly related experience with associated deal sheet. Experience in engineering and/or the medical device industry is preferred. Requires the knowledge of theories, principles, and concepts typically acquired through completion of a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Marketing or a related field preferred.
Work requires 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.
Work requires communication skills in order persuade and negotiate with others on important matters.
BCH is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.
Internal Number: 2907030
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