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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.

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Open Positions

Requisition # 54119BR

Job Summary

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.

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Requisition # 58905BR

Job Summary

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.

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Requisition # 61370BR

Job Summary

Working in the Office of Technology Development (OTD), this position will provide essential support in a fast-paced office by performing contract review and administrative duties relating to the processing, negotiation, and signing of Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs). MTAs are contracts that govern the sending and receiving of research materials to and from labs at Harvard. Responsibilities related to MTAs include, but are not limited to, handling all correspondence (email, phone or in-person) with requesting scientists, other departments at Harvard, and all correspondence with outside parties; creating and updating accurate records in a database; preparing outgoing agreements and making changes to incoming agreements as stipulated by Harvard policy; obtaining authorized signatures; administrative duties related to the agreements; participating in projects as needed.

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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.

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“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?


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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.