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Director of Technology Commercialization

Reporting to the Senior Associate Provost and Chief Technology Development Officer, this position will be a key senior member of the OTD team supporting the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University (Wyss) in its efforts to translate cutting edge bio-inspired engineering innovations into commercial outcomes. This position will drive a cross-functional team approach to transforming business development opportunities into licensing and industry collaboration deals (with startups and larger companies) for technology developed at the Wyss, a dynamic, complex, mission-driven, multi-stakeholder organization. This position will work closely with the Wyss Technology Translation Director and the Wyss internal business development team members, as well as senior associate directors of OTD’s Wyss-focused intellectual property and transactions teams. Responsibilities will include: structuring licensing (including startup) and industrial partnerships to maximize strategic and scientific value; developing, negotiating, and finalizing all terms (including financial terms); obtaining input from and communicating status of negotiations with key stakeholders in a timely manner; ensuring compliance with Harvard policy and public mission; and overseeing due diligence. [45839BR]

Harvard University is 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.

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