Licensing Manager

Broad Institute
Job Location: 
Cambridge, MA
Job Description: 

The mission of the Office of Strategic Alliances and Partnering is to accelerate and expand the semination and translation of emerging knowledge and novel discoveries through strategic partnering, licensing, and new ventures. The Broad’s break-through innovations include novel therapeutics, biomarkers, diagnostics, drug development technologies, analysis tools, and more. Our research areas span cancer, cardio-vascular disease, infectious diseases, inflammation and autoimmune disorders, metabolic diseases, neglected diseases, orphan diseases, and psychiatric diseases. The Office of Strategic Alliances and Partnering is active in establishing meaningful partnerships ranging from broad-based research and technology collaborations to joint drug development programs, technology licensing, and sponsored research opportunities.

- Manage the Broad’s intellectual property portfolio:
- Evaluate scientific and novel aspects of Broad inventions, patentability, and commercial applications.
- Manage patenting process for inventions generated from multi-disciplinary research and jointly owned by multiple Broad partner institutions. This includes managing process, costs/budget, and attorney selection.
- Identify potential commercial licensees, negotiate license, and option agreements.
- Monitor and maintain existing licenses.
- Effectively and regularly communicate with Broad investigators and tech transfer offices of Broad collaborating institutions.
- Provide education for the Broad community on intellectual property matters. Advise and respond to community questions/issues regarding intellectual property.
- Bachelor’s degree in life sciences required; advanced coursework or degree preferred (J.D., patent agent, or Ph.D. in life sciences).
- Minimum of 4 years related experience in licensing of life science technologies and a solid understanding of patent process required. Pharma/biotech industry or life science research experience is also necessary.
- Candidate should be very well organized and able to maintain strict deadlines. Must be able to handle multiple assignments and prioritize and manage time effectively.
- Attention to detail and ability to work independently necessary.
- A passion for science.
- Entrepreneurial, self-starter and highly independent.
- Outstanding written and oral communication skills and ability to quickly communicate complex issues clearly and succinctly.
- Ability to interact with a wide range of people and personalities, including faculty, students, venture capitalists, attorneys and industry executives.
- Must be able to work in a fast-paced and challenging environment and with staff at all levels.
- Customer Service orientation is essential.

The Broad Institute will not offer visa sponsorship for this opportunity.

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