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Licensing Associate

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Partners HealthCare.

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Description As a not-for-profit organization, Partners HealthCare is committed to supporting patient care, research, teaching, and service to the community by leading innovation across our system. Founded by Brigham and Women\u2019s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, Partners HealthCare supports a complete continuum of care including community and specialty hospitals, a managed care organization, a physician network, community health centers, home care and other health-related entities. Several of our hospitals are teaching affiliates of Harvard Medical School, and our system is a national leader in biomedical research. We\u2019re focused on a people-first culture for our system\u2019s patients and our professional family. That\u2019s why we provide our employees with more ways to achieve their potential. Partners HealthCare is committed to aligning our employees\u2019 personal aspirations with projects that match their capabilities and creating a culture that empowers our managers to become trusted mentors. We support each member of our team to own their personal development\u2014and we recognize success at every step. Our employees use the Partners HealthCare values to govern decisions, actions and behaviors. These values guide how we get our work done: Patients, Affordability, Accountability & Service Commitment, Decisiveness, Innovation & Thoughtful Risk; and how we treat each other: Diversity & Inclusion, Integrity & Respect, Learning, Continuous Improvement & Personal Growth, Teamwork & Collaboration. General Overview: Innovation is a 110 person unit of Partners HealthCare responsible for the worldwide commercial application of the unique capabilities and discoveries of its 60,000 employees and faculty. It is Partner\u2019s business development arm with an annual budget exceeding $25 million and direct responsibility for industry collaborations, international consulting, investing, company creation, licensing, and innovation management. It creates and acts on commercial opportunities for its Harvard Medical School appointed faculty and its core hospitals \u2013 Brigham and Women\u2019s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Hospital, core affiliates of Harvard Medical School. The Licensing Associate is a time-limited, entry-level position created to provide an opportunity for a candidate to develop technology transfer skills by working alongside a team of licensing professionals. The Licensing Associate will work closely with Innovation staff and leading Partners clinicians, investigators and other innovators. Under the supervision of the Associate Director and\/or a Licensing Manager, the Licensing Associate will assist with the management of intellectual property portfolios and the initiation\/execution of licensing agreements. The Licensing Associate will also perform specialized tasks and analysis to support Licensing Managers and Associate Directors, including market research, creation of marketing materials, inventor communications and industry outreach. The Licensing Associate will participate in office-wide team meetings and educational sessions to develop an in-depth understanding of the technology licensing field. This position is a two-year term appointment. Responsibilities:\u00a0 \u2022Assesses and triages the commercial value of new invention disclosures. \u2022Performs market research, creates marketing materials (e.g. non-confidential summaries), identifies potential licensees and initiates outreach to engage potential collaborators. \u2022Drafts license agreements, sponsored research agreements, inter-institutional agreements, and collaboration agreements from templates with support from a Licensing Manager and\/or Associate Director. \u2022Participates in negotiations on license\/research agreements with support from a Licensing Manager and\/or Associate Director. \u2022Works as part of a multidisciplinary team, participates in internal and external meetings. \u2022Communicates with industry counterparts, faculty, and patent attorneys on invention disclosures, marketing activities, and patent matters. \u2022Participates in educational development opportunities to develop an in-depth understanding of the technology licensing field. Qualifications \u2022Undergraduate degree in science, engineering, life sciences or healthcare economics. An advanced degree in business, law or sciences strongly preferred. \u2022Candidate is curious and deeply values exposure to and learning about new technology, concepts, people and organizations. \u2022Must be capable of directly managing, shaping and transacting high value, technology based opportunities. \u2022Must be able to represent Partners HealthCare and gain the confidence, trust and respect of clinicians, scientists, investors, corporate executives, entrepreneurs and administrators; able to diagnose and resolve complex inter-organizational, interpersonal, technological and contractual issues. \u2022Individual should be highly organized with ability to effectively prioritize and concurrently manage multiple opportunities and relationships with competing deadlines. \u2022Exceptional oral, written, communication and analytical skills. EEO StatementPartners HealthCare is an Equal Opportunity Employer & by embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, age, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, military service, genetic information, and\/or other status protected under law.

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Partners HealthCare is a not-for-profit health care system that is committed to patient care, research, teaching, and service to the community locally and globally. Collaboration among our institutions and health care professionals is central to our efforts to advance our mission.

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