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Children's Hospital Boston Sr Licensing Manager in Boston, Massachusetts

63859BRJob Posting Title:Sr Licensing ManagerDepartment:Research-Office of Intellectual PropertyAutoReqId:63859BRStatus:Full-TimeStandard Hours per Week:40 Job Posting Category:AdministrationJob Posting Description:Works with Children’s research and clinical faculty to assess and market innovations arising from their research; negotiates the transfer of Children’s innovations technology to corporate partners for product development. Manages portfolio of intellectual property and works with outside patent counsel; makes considered investments in BCH patents/patent applications. Negotiates industrial sponsored research projects. Develops commercialization strategies for Children’s intellectual property assets and negotiates complex arrangements for commercialization of those assets. Leads and manages major office-wide projects, such as: major research alliances, mentorship programs, or process improvement projects. Excellent communication with both internal and external stakeholders. Prioritizes multiple and competing priorities.

Principle Duties:

  • Technology Management: Receives, processes and organizes innovations from multiple departments/programs at BCH. Analyzes research support; discerns consequences to innovations of such support.

  • Disclosure Evaluation: Assesses commercial potential of a technology and conducts a standard evaluation focused on: strength of IP, stage of technology, market potential and other tangible/intangible attributes.

  • Patent Management: Works with outside patent counsel and coordinates activities with internal Operations Group on a portfolio of patents/patent applications.

  • Provides excellent service to faculty and is an ambassador for the office within hospital.

  • Evaluates value of intellectual property and to appropriately value such intellectual property in transactions with corporate partners.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in negotiating, drafting and managing simple agreements (NDAs, MoUs, IIAs); proficiency in communicating issues to researchers and third parties; negotiates these agreements independently; works closely and cooperatively with TIDO's Contracts Group.

  • Proficiency in developing business strategy and negotiating terms for Term Sheets, Options, Sponsored Research Agreements and Non-exclusive and Exclusive Licenses with limited supervision by senior management; works closely and cooperatively with TIDO's Contracts Group.

  • Stakeholder Management: Must be able to communicate professionally and work in an environment with multiple stakeholders. Manage complex situations including disputes, complex negotiations, balancing competing demands and working closely with senior leadership and the general counsel when necessary.

  • Manages complex relationships, both internal and external, as it relates to faculty-initiated start-up companies; works with Conflict of Interest Officer, Office of General Counsel and other relevant groups at BCH; has basic understanding of equity-based licenses.

  • Commercialization Strategy: With guidance from the Directors of Business Development, develops commercialization plans for assets in an IP portfolio; including documenting the process by which a new product or service may be introduced into the market, taking into account the developmental needs of the technology, production requirements, financial projections, market analysis and other factors required to achieve commercial success

  • Responsible for management of at least one major pharmaceutical alliance program within TIDO, in collaboration with BD Group.

  • Leads training sessions for junior staff on various aspects of technology transfer and commercialization. Takes lead on developing education programs for researchers/post-docs. Leads development and implementation of internship programs. Leads at least one operational improvement effort within TIDO.


  • Bachelors Degree in Life Sciences, Engineering, Business or Law

  • 4 years of direct experience required in scientific/ technology evaluation, business development/marketing, patent examination or similar.

Boston Children’s Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits!


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