Founded in 1955, the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Einstein) is one of the nation’s premier institutions for medical education, basic research and clinical investigation. A full-time faculty of some 2,000 conducts research, teaches, and delivers health care in every major biomedical specialty. The college has some 730 medical students, 193 Ph.D. students, 106 MD/Ph.D. students and 275 postdoctoral fellows.
Einstein’s major strength, in addition to training physicians and scientists, is its science. During fiscal year 2015, the faculty’s consistently high level of scientific achievement resulted in the awarding of more than $150 million in peer-reviewed grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Einstein is part of Montefiore Medicine Academic Health System, an integrated academic delivery system comprising seven campuses, including 8 hospitals, a multi-county ambulatory network, a new state-of-the art “hospital without beds”, a skilled nursing facility, school of nursing, home health agency, and the state’s first freestanding emergency department. As the University Hospital for the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore is a premier academic health system, employing Einstein’s clinical faculty and training Einstein’s medical students, over 1,300 residents, 420 allied health students, and 1,600 nursing students annually.
The Albert Einstein College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Einstein seeks candidates whose skills, and personal and professional experience, have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence, and the communities we serve.
Einstein’s Office of Biotechnology and Business Development is looking to recruit an Assistant Director of Business Development and Licensing to serve a key role in the Office’s strategic operations.
The main purpose of this position is to increase Einstein's licensing and collaborative relationships with commercialization partners (industry, entrepreneurs, investors). The incumbent is expected to effectively manage a portfolio of life science, biotech and healthcare technologies across the full-life cycle of technology management. The Assistant Director will identify novel intellectual property assets developed at Einstein, solicit new invention disclosures, evaluate technologies for commercial potential, participate in the development of commercial strategies, identify/assess licensees, draft license terms (financial and non-financial), negotiate, execute, and manage license agreements. This person will also be instrumental in creating an External Advisory Committee and restructuring the Office’s Technology Development Program (seed fund), equity-bearing licensing relationships and other high-value initiatives and related projects.
The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of early-stage product development, be able to manage and prioritize a large portfolio of projects under time/resource constraints, concisely communicate in oral and written forms, and collaborate effectively with multiple stakeholders and clients that lead to win-win outcomes.
Master's Degree and 5+ years experience in academic and/or commercial biotech/pharma
Experience in contract negotiations a must.
Strong knowledge of intellectual property law and a high level of understanding of biomedical research and technology transfer practices. Experience with the drug development process and/or FDA regulations and/or government sponsor obligations (Bayh-Dole) is a plus.
History of successful negotiations and execution of complex deals regarding intellectual property assets with ability to provide deal sheet.
Thorough understanding of corporate & securities agreements preferred.
Proven ability to communicate (written and verbal) in a clear and concise manner
Strong time-management and organizational skills.
Ability to effectively multi-task/manage a large portfolio of IP assets with competing priorities
Ability to understand and evaluate early-stage science
Self-starter with ability to work independently and collaboratively
Ability to manage long-term relationships with business partners and faculty-inventors and make strategic connections to facilitate technology transfer opportunities
Proficient in MS Office Suite and ability to seamlessly use IP Management software
Demonstrated success in improving operating efficiencies to solve problems is a plus
Occasional travel may be required