Company:  Confidential

Job Title: Business Development & Technology Transfer Manager

Job Number: 61531

Location: Cold Spring Harbor, NY, USA, US

Job Description

Position Description

Are you a results-oriented and strategically minded professional seeking an opportunity to drive groundbreaking scientific discoveries from the lab to real-world applications? 
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) invites you to join our esteemed Business Development and Technology Transfer office as a Business Development & Technology Transfer Manager. As a key player in this dynamic team, you will contribute significantly to CSHL’s mission of translating world-class research into tangible benefits for humanity.

Position Responsibilities 

Forge Strategic Collaborations: As the Business Development Manager, you will be at the forefront of identifying, nurturing, and managing partnerships with pharmaceutical and biotech companies. Your expertise in cultivating collaborations, licensing deals, and spin-off opportunities involving venture capital will play a pivotal role in advancing drug discovery projects including biologic, small molecule, and nucleic acid therapeutics. Collaborating with the legal team to prepare legal agreements to establish collaborations and licenses.

Facilitate Collaboration Management: Acting as a liaison between senior faculty members and industry collaborators, you will ensure seamless communication and adherence to CSHL’s commitments. From project team meetings to data and material transfer, your organization and attention to detail will be instrumental in meeting obligations and maximizing the potential of each collaboration.
Drive Project Success: Your ability to develop timelines, milestones, and budgets will be crucial in guiding projects to successful outcomes. You will also support technology transfer, intellectual property (IP) management, and contract maintenance, ensuring efficient progress throughout the project lifecycle.
Master Alliance Management: Operating as the primary point of contact for sponsored research agreements, you will facilitate seamless coordination among various groups within CSHL and foster effective communication with partner companies. Your expertise in alliance management will be key to ensuring the realization of project goals.
Champion Technology Scouting: Stay at the cutting edge of scientific advancements by actively participating in technology scouting at CSHL. Leveraging your strong faculty interactions and engaging in routine meetings, you will contribute to the identification of promising opportunities for future collaborations.

Position Requirements

Education: Must have a PhD in Life Sciences or Chemistry. 
Experience: 1-2 years of business development experience

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. 
If you are passionate about making a significant impact on scientific advancements and driving innovations that benefit humanity, we want to hear from you. Join CSHL’s Business Development and Technology Transfer team as a Business Development Manager and play a crucial role in fulfilling our mission. Together, let’s shape the future of drug discovery and revolutionize human health. 

Supplemental Information

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.

For more information about CSHL, please visit us at

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: 2024-01-30


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