Working at the intersection of discovery and commercial impact
The career experience at Harvard OTD is stimulating, challenging, and deeply rewarding. Take a look at our current job openings below. All candidates must submit interest via the Harvard Careers website.
Requisition # 59896BR
Reporting to the Director of Media Relations and Communications in Harvard Public Affairs and Communications (HPAC), with a dotted line to the Senior Associate Provost and Chief Technology Development Officer in the Office of Technology Development (OTD), the Director of Communications will be an integral part of OTD’s senior business development team and a key advisor in communicating the impact of OTD initiatives. The activities of OTD involve launching significant alliances with high-level internal and external stakeholders in support of innovative initiatives that have broad impact across the University.
Requisition # 54119BR
Reporting to the Managing Director of Strategic Partnerships, the Associate Director, Business Development Manager will be responsible for a range of activities related to the development and commercialization of promising Harvard technologies. Primary responsibilities include developing innovative strategies for the commercialization of Harvard technologies; identifying and pursuing high profile commercial opportunities within a portfolio (managed by the Managing Director or Director of Business Development (DBD), serving as the lead in providing business development services to assigned faculty members under the supervision of the Managing Director or DBD, and assisting in the organization of education and outreach activities that help elevate the visibility of the department among internal and external stakeholders.
Requisition # 56518BR
Reporting to an OTD Director of Business Development (DBD), the Business Development Manager will be responsible for a range of activities related to the commercial development of promising Harvard technologies. Primary responsibilities include identifying and pursuing specific, high profile commercial opportunities within a portfolio (managed by the DBD), serving as the lead in providing business development services to assigned faculty members under close DBD supervision, managing OTD’s Early Technical Assessment (aka, Fellows) Program, and assisting in the organization of education and outreach activities that help elevate the visibility of the department amongst internal and external stakeholders.
Requisition # 58905BR
The Business Development Associate works within the Office of Technology Development (OTD) at the Harvard Medical School office, under the guidance and supervision of the Executive Director, Harvard Medical School. The position will be responsible for assisting the Directors of Business Development (DBDs) in managing a portfolio of time-sensitive projects in the area of medical/biological science and providing support and reporting to the DBDs and other staff as may be required. The position will also interact with peer institutions and other academic institutions, as well as representatives from industry, as appropriate. Other duties as needed.
Requisition # 60177BR
Under the guidance and supervision of the Executive Director, Strategic Partnerships, this position will have two primary components:
1) Assist in the management of new and existing multifaceted alliances with our corporate partners in engineering and the physical sciences.
2) Assist in a wide range of activities that support Harvard’s mission of commercializing technologies arising from our labs. These activities will also focus on technologies in engineering and the physical sciences.
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Ask anyone what it's like to work at OTD, and they'll tell you: it's exciting, it's creative, it's fast-paced. Steeped in science, but driven by relationships, it's a place where diverse skill sets are valued and debate fosters mutual respect.
Motivated to advance the mission of a modern research university in service to society, we approach every challenge with a problem-solving mindset. And we deliver results.
“When somebody asks me what I do, I say I work in wonderland: working at the cusp of science and with exceptional people, that’s how it feels.”
– Irit, Business Development
“You might get to say, ‘Hey, Dad, that drug you’re taking, I helped work on that.’”
– Denlyn, IP Administration
“If you’re excited to learn and ready to work hard, the opportunities present themselves in enormous ways.“
– Stephanie, Technology Transactions
“If you ask someone at OTD why they’ve stayed here a long time, it’s the people. They’re willing to go to bat.”
– Jack, IP Administration
The culture in OTD has always been one of pragmatism about getting things done – how do we move things forward and make sure our work is impactful?
Learn more about working at Harvard
Harvard is the country’s oldest and most acclaimed research and teaching institution. To consider the total package of opportunities and benefits, visit Harvard Human Resources.