The Wyss Institute's mission is to transform healthcare and the environment by emulating the way nature builds. We harness the freedom of academia and the focus of industry in order to translate revolutionary technologies into commercial products and solutions. At the Wyss Institute, faculty from premier academic and clinical institutions, collaborate with staff scientists, postdocs, graduate students, industry experts, business development leaders, and entrepreneurs across disciplines to invent and de- risk new technologies that don't just succeed at making it to the market – they disrupt it. We support research that universities, companies, and venture capital firms don't fund because they view it as too risky. We prefer to use the word
What you'll need:
Bachelor's degree in science, engineering, business, or related discipline required.
At least 10 years of post-degree experience in the Pharmaceutical or Biotechnology industry involving technology translation and transfer, corporate partnering, business development or business incubation is required. Advanced degree may count towards years of experience.
You should have a record of success in the execution of licensing agreements or development of start-up, seed, and early stage companies. The Business Development Director position at the Wyss requires a creative entrepreneurial mindset, strong organizational, communication, and management skills, the motivation to tackle multiple projects in a dynamic team environment, and a commitment to educating and mentoring students and postdoctoral fellows.
A strong scientific background with a PhD in a scientific or engineering discipline and/or an advanced degree in business is a plus. Knowledge of biopharmaceutical R&D including therapeutic translation is desirable.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are 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, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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About Harvard University Medical School
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