• Tech Transfer Compliance Specialist

    Location US-MA-Brookline
    Job Posted Date 3 days ago(5/21/2018 9:45 AM)
    Job ID
    Research Administration
    full time
  • Overview

    Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.


    This position is expected to last 6 months. 


    The Technology Transfer Compliance Specialist oversees and performs technology transfer compliance reporting obligations to federal, foundation and industry research sponsors. He/she will work in the Belfer Office for Dana-Farber Innovations (BODFI).  BODFI is the technology transfer office of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) and is responsible for licensing of intellectual property and establishing research relationships with industry.


    This position directly impacts the monitoring and reporting of DFCI’s inventions disclosure and patent prosecution activities both internally and with the United States Government through its iEdison database. The individual will primarily interface with all members of BODFI’s Finance and Operations teams and BODFI’s Licensing staff, with DFCI’s Intellectual Property Counsel and Patent Coordinator, DFCI’s Research Compliance Officer and DFCI’s Office of Grants and Contracts and with Dana-Farber researchers and other academic and non-profit institutions.




    • Updates and monitors the iEdison government reporting system to ensure 100% compliance with federal regulations, including such duties as:
      • Complete and compliant Invention Disclosure processing through both BODFI’s internal database and iEdison
      • Electing or waiving title to DFCI patents in iEdison
      • Vetting all activity related to new patent filings, existing applications and issued patents and updating and reporting such in iEdison
      • Ensuring the accuracy of the Government Support clause in patent applications and working with DFCI Patent Counsel and Patent Coordinator
      • Assisting with developing iEdison utilization data with respect to license income
    • Updates and monitors the BODFI database to assure for 100% accuracy with respect to compliance related data
    • Assists BODFI Database Manager in developing reports in the BODFI database related to compliance information
    • Completes research sponsors’ annual progress reports
    • Works as a liaison with the DFCI Grants & Contracts to close out completed federal and foundation grants
    • Develops and maintains certain reports for DFCI Compliance Officer for Research 


    • Bachelor’s Degree
    • 2 - 3 years relevant experience, preferably in academic technology transfer and government compliance.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills required, along with a strong knowledge of computer and software applications. 
    • Critical thinking skills necessary and takes a proactive approach to problem solving. 
    • Demonstrated organizational skills and the ability to work independently and as a productive project team member.
    • Familiarity with iEdison database and government compliance in the technology transfer environment highly preferred. 

    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.


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