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Harvard University Business Development Manager in Cambridge, Massachusetts

56518BRAuto req ID:56518BRJob Code:360058 Admin Offcr/SrIndiv Contrib Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Business Development ManagerSub-Unit:Office of the President and Provost Salary Grade (https://hr.harvard.edu/salary-ranges#ranges) :058Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Basic Qualifications:Candidates MUST meet the following basic qualifications in order to be considered for this role:

Advanced degree in relevant fields required, plus two to four years scientific training and/or experience in technology transfer and intellectual property either in industry or academia.Additional Qualifications and Skills:MBA or Ph.D. preferred; must have excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills; ability to multi-task and manage numerous projects simultaneously; ability to select, set, and meet appropriate goals from among competing demands and work independently within a team environment. Demonstrated analytical skills and creative problem-solver.

Preference is given to those with experience in developing, marketing, and commercialization of technologies as well as experience with complex and sensitive sponsored research and license agreements.Additional Information:PLEASE NOTE: During the current period of Covid-19 related restrictions, this position may start as a remote position, with the transition to onsite in Cambridge when the office reopens.

We continue to monitor the evolving COVID-19 and the lifting of restrictions. We appreciate your understanding and flexibility with our interview process. We will be conducting interviews virtually for selected candidates until further notice.

Harvard will require COVID vaccination for all Harvard community members who will have any on-campus presence. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University’s COVID vaccination requirement and exceptions may be found at the University’s “COVID-19 Vaccine Information” webpage: http://www.harvard.edu/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine-information/.

Department:OTDPre-Employment Screening:Education, IdentitySchedule:Full time. Monday through Friday. 35 hours per week. Job Function:General Administration Job-Specific Responsibilities:Reporting to an OTD Director of Business Development (DBD), the Business Development Manager will be responsible for a range of activities related to the commercial development of promising Harvard technologies. Primary responsibilities include identifying and pursuing specific, high profile commercial opportunities within a portfolio (managed by the DBD), serving as the lead in providing business development services to assigned faculty members under close DBD supervision, managing OTD’s Early Technical Assessment (aka, Fellows) Program, and assisting in the organization of education and outreach activities that help elevate the visibility of the department amongst internal and external stakeholders. Duties include, but are not limited to, managing Fellows (Harvard graduate students) in the review and assessment of the commercial potential of invention disclosures from research conducted by Harvard faculty; preparing, drafting, and approving technology profiles (by the Fellows) in order to market Harvard technologies; performing due diligence and market research with respect to identifying potential licensees and industrial partners for Harvard technologies; developing innovative strategies for the development and commercialization of Harvard technologies; interacting with Harvard OTD’s IP Team in support of filing and prosecution of patent applications; working closely with OTD’s Technology Transactions team in the general execution of agreements; under supervision of a DBD, negotiating and executing select agreements related to commercial opportunities, such as options, confidentiality, and inter-institutional agreements, industry-sponsored research, licenses, and collaboration agreements; and providing other services to certain assigned faculty members. The position will also interact with peer institutions and other academic institutions, as well as representatives from industry, as appropriate. Other duties may include: coordination with OTD’s Director of Communications regarding web-content and email distributions (e.g., technology newsletter), organization of OTD networking events and outreach, management of business development consultants.

THIS IS A 3 YEAR TERM POSITION WITH THE POSSIBILITY OF RENEWAL. School/Unit:University Administration EEO Statement: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, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging:Harvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.

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