Company:  Confidential

Job Title: Assistant Director, Business Development & Technology Transfer

Job Number: 58856

Location: Cold Spring Harbor, NY, USA, US

Job Description

Position Description

The Business Development & Technology Transfer department at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is seeking a highly motivated and talented individual to join our team as the Assistant Director of Business Development & Technology Transfer. In this role, you will play a crucial part in promoting and managing the Lab’s business development and technology transfer activities. Your primary responsibilities will include protecting and licensing our intellectual property, establishing and nurturing strategic relationships with business partners and investors, managing existing license and research agreements, and facilitating startup activities. If you are a dynamic professional with a passion for technology transfer and a strong background in licensing and business development, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity.

Position Responsibilities 

Protect and license the intellectual property created at CSHL.
Establish and maintain long-term strategic relationships with business partners and investors.
Manage high-value license and sponsored research agreements as a project manager within Joint Project Teams.
Develop licensing strategies for focus technology areas based on CSHL’s research, including technology valuations, marketing, and market assessments.
Foster faculty-driven startup activities and new venture creation by collaborating with faculty founders, entrepreneurs, investors, and industry partners.
Collaborate with legal counsel to protect intellectual property through patenting or other appropriate tactics for the assigned portfolio.
Conduct relevant art searches for new invention disclosures.
Identify potential licensees and effectively market technologies to them.
Negotiate various types of agreements and work closely with legal counsel to finalize them.
Organize investment showcase meetings involving venture capitalists, senior industry figures, and trustees of CSHL.

Position Requirements


Advanced degree in biology, including MS, PhD, MBA.
Minimum 2-5 years of experience in academic licensing or corporate business development.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Strong interpersonal skills and executive presence.
Ability to manage multiple time-sensitive projects simultaneously.
Act with urgency in all stakeholder interactions.
Understanding of intellectual property (patents), contract negotiations, drafting license terms, market research, and analysis.
Ability to work independently.
Working knowledge of contract and patent law is a plus.
High level of ethics and integrity in professional matters.
Proficiency in computer software applications.

Supplemental Information

Join our team and contribute to the growth and success of our business development and technology transfer initiatives. Apply now and seize this opportunity to make a significant impact in the field of research and innovation.
Compensation and Benefits:
Our employees are compensated in many ways for their contributions to our mission, including competitive pay, exceptional health benefits, retirement plans, time off, a range of recognition, wellness programs and access to an affordable and licensed on-site childcare center. Visit our CSHL Benefits site to learn more.

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is a world-renowned research and education institution recognized internationally for its excellence in fundamental areas, such as cancer, neuroscience, plant biology, genomics, and quantitative biology. The Laboratory has long been recognized as a place for nurturing young scientists, with post-doctoral researchers being an integral part of the discovery process. The Laboratory offers a warm, collegial, and collaborative work environment in a beautiful location about one hour from New York City.

We strongly encourage you to be vaccinated against COVID 19 however; it is not a requirement for employment.

CSHL is an EO/AA Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status. VEVRAA Federal Contractor

Application Deadline: 2024-01-12


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