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.
Reporting to the Senior Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer, the Director of Business Development will be responsible for identifying new opportunities and developing strategic relationships with industry partners. The SVP has recently reorganized the Innovation office with the vision of creating a relationship focused and creative partnering team. The goal of this newly designed team is to make Dana-Farber research, technology and clinical tools increasingly more accessible outside of DFCI through swift and effective development and commercialization that improve the lives of patients and lead to near term revenue generation. We are looking for someone who is highly creative, energetic and entrepreneurial and will bring an urgency to this role. We truly believe that we can accelerate the time it takes for breakthrough science to get to patients and with the right energy and relationships we can have an even bigger impact. Dana-Farber’s new CEO, Dr. Laurie Glimcher is positioning DFCI as “open for business” more than ever before providing more room to innovate in therapeutics, technology and clinical care. This new role will lead a small, existing team that will grow with the success of the office.
Candidates MUST meet the following basic qualifications to be considered for this role:
An advanced scientific degree in biological sciences or related discipline with an advanced degree in business. Ten to fifteen years of relevant experience in positions involved with licensing, technology transfer, marketing, corporate partnering, venture capital, deal making, business development, or business incubation in a corporate or academic setting. Must have a proven track record performing complex strategic negotiations that have driven substantial revenue. Must have management experience.
Business/corporate development or startup experience and senior level contacts primarily in pharma and life sciences preferred. Experience dealing with patent and licensing law and practices and related legal agreements. Skills needed to negotiate agreements within a highly complex and demanding organization.
Our ideal candidate has extensive experience in opportunity strategic evaluations, due diligence, and negotiations of partnership/M&A agreements as well as:
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.