As a not-for-profit organization, Mass General Brigham is committed to supporting patient care, research, teaching, and service to the community by leading innovation across our system. Founded by Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, Mass General Brigham supports a complete continuum of care including community and specialty hospitals, a managed care organization, a physician network, community health centers, home care and other health-related entities. Several of our hospitals are teaching affiliates of Harvard Medical School, and our system is a national leader in biomedical research.
We’re focused on a people-first culture for our system’s patients and our professional family. That’s why we provide our employees with more ways to achieve their potential. Mass General Brigham is committed to aligning our employees’ personal aspirations with projects that match their capabilities and creating a culture that empowers our managers to become trusted mentors. We support each member of our team to own their personal development—and we recognize success at every step.
Our employees use the Mass General Brigham values to govern decisions, actions and behaviors. These values guide how we get our work done: Patients, Affordability, Accountability & Service Commitment, Decisiveness, Innovation & Thoughtful Risk; and how we treat each other: Diversity & Inclusion, Integrity & Respect, Learning, Continuous Improvement & Personal Growth, Teamwork & Collaboration.
Innovation is a 140 person Mass General Brigham business development unit responsible for the worldwide commercial application of the breakthroughs and unique capabilities of the System’s 82,000 employees and faculty. It drives revenue generation and patient benefit through industry collaborations, investing, company creation, licensing, and innovation management for the System’s Harvard Medical School appointed faculty and hospitals including its core Harvard affiliates — Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, Massachusetts Eye and Ear and McLean Hospital.
Our Fall to Spring internship program is a 9-month opportunity working 10-15 hours per week.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
• Provides direct support to Licensing Managers including the triage of new invention disclosures, conducting market analyses on key inventions, assisting the Licensing Managers with market and business development outreach, and assisting in the drafting and negotiation of commercial agreements.
• Assist Licensing Managers and participate in face-to-face meetings with faculty, staff and other MGB stakeholders as required.
• Opportunity to develop an understanding of technology commercialization and technology transfer at leading academic medical centers.
• Exposure to a wide range of cutting-edge research and technology.
• Network with inventors, investors, company representatives, key opinion leaders, and patent attorneys.
A strong interest in healthcare innovation and technology commercialization and demonstrated aptitude to quickly understand new products, systems, innovations and business concepts based on technology, particularly their market opportunities and obstacles.
Undergraduate degree in a scientific discipline or engineering required (candidates that currently hold, or are currently pursuing, an advanced degree are strongly preferred).
Well organized and able to prioritize and complete multiple tasks.
Exceptional computer skills, including Powerpoint and Excel. Ability to convey concepts visually (e.g. a marketing presentation to outside companies).
Strong writing and analytical skills and the ability to receive edits.
Mass General Brigham is an Equal Opportunity Employer & by embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, age, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, military service, genetic information, and/or other status protected under law.