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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 # 64619BR

Job Summary

Under the guidance and supervision of the Directors of Business Development (DBDs) in the Physical Sciences, this position will entail the evaluation of physical science technologies and core technical competencies within the context of industry needs, market applications, and complex/diverse state-of-the-art technologies. The position will assist in activities that support the commercialization of Harvard technologies in the physical sciences and engineering.

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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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