Licensing Manager, Office of Biotechnology
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University (Einstein) is one of the nation’s premier institutions for medical education, basic research and clinical investigation, and proud home to more than 3,000 faculty and staff, 750 medical students and 350 PhD students, including 125 students in the combined MD/PhD programs. As a longstanding national leader in biomedical research, Einstein has 300+ research laboratories and has been awarded more than $199 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health. Einstein offers challenging, exciting, and rewarding careers for highly talented individuals who are dedicated to advancing pioneering educational and research initiatives. We pride ourselves in our humanitarian mission of serving the community and promoting an academic and working culture that is both supportive and collaborative. At Einstein, science is truly at the heart of medicine.
Founded in 1886, Yeshiva University has a strong tradition of combining Jewish scholarship with academic excellence and achievement in the liberal arts, sciences, medicine, law, business, social work, Jewish studies, education and psychology. Since welcoming our first class in 1955, Einstein has been an integral part of Yeshiva University, an institution that offers rewarding and challenging employment opportunities to qualified candidates in a wide range of disciplines.
The University offers an excellent compensation package, and a broad range of employee benefit plans, including immediate participation and full vesting in the University’s retirement plan. Staff members are typically eligible for four weeks paid vacation each year.
The Licensing Manager contributes to Einstein’s licensing activities and collaborative relationships with industry. The incumbent will identify technologies attractive to industry, evaluate technologies for commercial potential, participate in the development of commercialization strategies, and negotiate licenses and industry-sponsored research agreements, and monitor licensees’ performance.
The Licensing Manager will:
- Establish a high level of understanding of Einstein faculty research interests and accomplishments.
- Evaluate Einstein technologies for their commercial/licensing potential. The incumbent will be expected to have the knowledge and experience to recognize inventions that have commercial applications.
- Develop and execute strategies for the commercialization of technologies and actively market technologies to industry. For any given technology the individual in this position would be expected to develop a marketing strategy, e.g., identify the commercial applications of the invention, determine licensing strategy, prepare written non-confidential descriptions and identify and contact potential commercial partners.
- Participate in negotiating options, licenses, and collaborative research agreements and shepherd agreements through the negotiation and execution process.
- Negotiate, process, and manage Material Transfer Agreements, Confidential Disclosure Agreements, and Inter-Institutional Agreements.
- Advise faculty on the steps for obtaining institutional approval for consulting relationships and manage the approval process.
- Solicit and promote industry-academic relationships on behalf of Einstein investigators.
- Monitor licensees’ activities with respect to compliance with obligations to Einstein and follow-up as appropriate.
- Execute special projects as assigned by the Assistant Dean.
- A Graduate Degree, preferably Ph.D., with a major in the life sciences.
- Experience in pharmaceutical or biotechnology industries is highly preferred.
- The individual should have excellent written and verbal communication skills, and be able to build relationships with key internal constituents across campuses, functions, and levels, as well as with external contacts.
- S/he should be able to recognize strategic opportunities to enhance Einstein’s success.
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