Technology Associate, Office of Business Development and Industry Relations

Organization
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center & Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Job Location
Seattle, WA
Job Description

Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutch our interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists and humanitarians, including three Nobel laureates, work together to eliminate cancer, HIV/AIDS, and other life-threatening diseases. We bring a relentless pursuit of and passion for the advancement of disease treatments and the betterment of human life globally. We are an independent, non-profit life sciences research center comprised of distinguished researchers, corporate and program staff across a wide range of scientific and operations areas. If you're ready to make a difference, let's change the world together. Join us. Careers Start Here.

Fred Hutch is committed to generating new scientific discoveries and translating them into effective medical practices, therapies and public health approaches. The Hutch partners with other research entities and medical institutions to assure worldwide access to new research findings and technical developments.

Our Office of Business Development and Industry Relations (BDIR) is a world leader in the commercialization of oncologic innovations by increasing the speed and scale with which we bring our specialized knowledge and technology to commercial markets. We create and partner with companies to develop our scientific discoveries into practices and therapies that will eliminate cancer and related diseases.

The Technology Management Team is responsible for the entire portfolio of disclosures and patents at Fred Hutch. We are responsible for license and other contract negotiations, and act as the lead for disclosure intake, assessments, patenting and discussion with the Partnership and Alliance Team, to determine the technologies most appropriate for partnering.

Reporting to the Director of Technology Management, the Technology Associate will assist Technology Managers in all level-appropriate intellectual property case management within the Office of BDIR, with a focus on processing and negotiating material transfer agreements. Additional responsibilities include:

Material Transfer Agreements
- Management of the material transfer agreement process, including drafting, negotiating, and executing contracts. This may involve outreach to investigators to identify new disclosures for materials that are being sent to third parties.
- Interact with members of the Office of General Counsel (and any other necessary internal groups) during the negotiation of contracts to determine optimal agreement language, ensuring that all contracts comply with requirements such as Export Compliance (ITAR, EAR, Denied Parties). Protection of Fred Hutch intellectual property will be of highest importance in contract negotiations.
- Identification of any potential conflicts, including language in past agreements and/or 3rd party IP issues.
- Manage workflow appropriately to ensure timely execution of agreement.
- Inteum data entry related to MTAs and other agreements assigned, creation and updating of processes related to MTA management.

Case Management
- Assist Technology Managers in all level-appropriate intellectual property case management within the BIRD. This may include, but is not limited to interaction with investigators, identification of invention disclosures, assisting Technology Managers with marketability and/or patentability searches, patent preparation and filing, including prior art searches, developing commercialization plans for technologies, including performing market analysis, writing development and business plans, and assessing intellectual property, negotiation/processing certain other agreements, such as CDAs.
- Contribute to other office-led initiatives, such as educating Fred Hutch employees in important issues related to intellectual property.
- Constructive involvement in group projects is expected.

- Bachelor's degree in biomedical sciences or related discipline required.
- Two years related experience required, preferably in technology transfer or business development, or in the pharmaceutical, biotech or legal field.
- Ph.D. in biomedical sciences or related discipline preferred.
- Ability to understand and follow standard operating procedures (SOPs), while recognizing exceptions to the SOPs and using critical thinking skills to make decisions that limit risk and meet business needs.
- Demonstrate organizational, prioritization, and time management skills to ensure proper management of the material transfer agreement process and adequate contribution to group activities.
- Excellent communications skills and the ability to work as an effective team member, including contributing to projects and meetings.

Skills and Abilities
- Ability to understand and follow standard operating procedures (SOPs), while recognizing exceptions to the SOPs and using critical thinking skills to make decisions that limit risk and meet business needs.
- Demonstrate organizational, prioritization, and time management skills to ensure proper management of the material transfer agreement process and adequate contribution to group activities.
- Excellent communications skills and the ability to work as an effective team member, including contributing to projects and meetings.

We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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