Join the HJF Team!
HJF is seeking a Senior Director, Technology Transfer to support the Technology Transfer Department, located at in HJF Home Office in Bethesda, MD. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to the Technology Transfer Department.
The Senior Director of Technology Transfer reports to the Vice President, RAIM and is responsible for the overall management and operational function of the Technology Transfer department, including supervision (directly or indirectly) of Technology Transfer department staff.
The position provides oversight of T2 operations under the established lines of effort, as well as mentorship and development of team members. Additionally, the position is responsible for direct support of licensing and commercialization efforts, and agreement review. The Senior Director will serve as a HO subject matter expert, sharing industry knowledge and expertise with senior HJF and customer leadership and other HJF departments, as required.
- Supervises and provides leadership to the Technology Transfer team, including mentorship and development of team members to provide advancement opportunities and assist them in difficult assignments. Provides senior management and oversight of Technology Transfer operational function under the T2 lines of effort: Innovation Management, Industry Engagement and Agreements Managements. Provides high-level guidance for staff on appropriate agreement language and structure; intellectual property, marketing, and licensing strategies. Manages the overall development and implementation of Technology Transfer policies and procedures. (40%)
- Utilizes extensive relevant industry and technology transfer experience to collaborate with staff in the evaluation of the commercial potential of inventions arising from HJF-managed awards. Assists Directors and junior staff in: i) implementing innovative strategies for marketing of complex technology and commercialization of related inventions; ii) identifying potential business partners and iii) approving appropriate licensing strategies. Position contributes to the negotiation of complex license agreements and commercial partnerships, as needed, and develops and maintains appropriate contacts with other technology transfer offices and key leaders. (50%)
- Serves as a resource for HO and customer senior leadership on technology transfer practices and initiatives. May perform other duties and special projects, as assigned, or directed by VP RAIM. (10%)
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Previous experience managing a high-functioning team of experienced technology transfer professionals is required.
- This position will focus on maximizing the operational efficiency and development of the technology transfer function to achieve new operational objectives. Must have demonstrated strong skills in personnel performance and operations management, in addition to advanced knowledge of business principles and of the laws and regulations affecting technology transfer practice and intellectual property rights.
- Experience in the marketing and licensing of intellectual property and the creation and execution of related business plans is a must.
- Excellent analytical, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, with the ability to present material in a concise and professional manner to a wide variety of individuals and groups, including faculty, staff, attorneys, and business people, is required.
Minimum Education: Doctoral degree in Biomedical, Biological Sciences, or related field is required. Significant experience managing operations of a Technology Transfer group with patenting, marketing and licensing functions can be substituted.
Minimum Experience/ Training Requirements: More than 10 years of work experience is required.
Required Licenses, Certification or Registration: MBA and/or significant business experience.
Supervisory Responsibilities: Direct authority to make decisions on the following: employee hiring, disciplinary action, starting salaries and merit increases; conduct employee performance evaluations and directs work activities.
Work Environment: Set in an office work environment. Telework options available.
Employment with HJF is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, which may include, but is not limited to, contacting your professional references, verification of previous employment, addresses, education, and credentials, a criminal background check, drug screening, and a department of motor vehicle (DMV) check.
Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer.