• Licensing Manager & Market Strategist

    Location US-MA-Brookline
    Job Posted Date 5 months ago(10/5/2018 5:21 PM)
    Job ID
    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.


    The Licensing Manager & Market Strategists are charged with portfolio and relationship management for a specific scientific cluster area within Dana-Farber. Reporting to the Market Strategist Lead in BODFI, maintains, develops and grows relationships both internally and externally. To shape and execute on commercial opportunities, a deep understanding and familiarity with their assigned cluster will be needed. The Licensing Manager & Market Strategists will be driven to accelerate the commercial opportunities for his/her cluster and will work closely with the team to coordinate when there are cross-cluster programs and projects. Develop close relationships with their counterparts in industry to provide insight and access to DFCI’s relevant therapeutic, diagnostic, device, digital, big data, clinical and other portfolio efforts. Periodically reviews the department's work for accuracy and quality.


    • Manages portfolio of medical innovations with a focus on Cancer Biology, Drug Development, or Software, Data Sciences & Computational Biology and deliver high value commercial outcomes.
    • Develops close relationships with counterparts in industry to provide insight and access to DFCI’s relevant therapeutic, diagnostic, device, digital, big data, clinical and other portfolio efforts.
    • Develops and implements strategies for efficiently ensuring compliance with license-related regulations.
    • Manages relationships w/licensees, sponsors and potential partners.
    • Develops strategy to enhance commercial impact, economic returns and cost savings of key and emerging DFCI’s discoveries.
    • Perform other related duties as assigned.



    • Excellent oral, written, communication, and analytical skills are required. Must be able to communicate proactively.
    • Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team.
    • Strong negotiation and organization skills.
    • Ability to work in a highly matrixed and complex organization with multiple stakeholders.
    • Flexibility with changes in environment and role.


    A Bachelor’s degree in science and/or business administration/management, or equivalent, is required; an advanced degree, such as a Master’s or PhD is preferred. A degree in business administration and/or management or law is also preferred. 3-5 years of related experience required, preferably in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and/or technology industries. Existing relationships in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and/or technology are required.


    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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