Material Transfer Agreement Specialist at Boston Children's Hospital

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

1.    Drafts, reviews and negotiates material transfer agreements (MTA): for the outbound transfer of Hospital-owned technologies to other individuals and entities including e.g. non-profit and for-profit organizations for use in research and for the in-bound receipt of materials and technology from such organizations for the Hospital’s research.
2.    Drafts, reviews and negotiates confidentiality agreements (CDA), needed to protect Hospital’stechnologiesandtoeffect business discussions, technology transfer, help further the goal of translating Hospital inventions into useful products to benefit the public and build Hospital corporate relations.
3.    Acquires and maintains knowledge of (a) Hospital's policies and procedures applicable to material transfer agreements and intellectual property, (b) applicable Harvard faculty policies and, (c) other academic and professional standards for the conduct and administration of material transfers.
4.    Maintains effective working relationships with Hospital employees, the Harvard Medical School faculty, affiliated hospitals, universities and for-profit corporations worldwide with respect to negotiating CDAs and MTAs.
5.    Participates in developing procedures, databases, and materials to enhance and facilitation, efficiency, and effectiveness of the Hospital's technology transfer function.
6.    Participates in professional organizations and related forums to acquire and share up to date information, trends and practices regarding MTAs and CDAs.
7.    Enters information into computer databases. Transfers data onto online reporting system.

Minimum Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree required with preference for advanced law and/or Life Sciences degree,

  • 1-2 years of experience in Life Sciences

  • preferred or research strongly preferred.

  • Work requires the analytical skills to resolve highly complex problems requiring the application of scientific or technical principles, theoriesand conceptsandin depth, experienced based cross functional knowledge.

  • Work requires excellent verbal and written communication skills in order to present information precisely, review legal concepts with applicable legal and non-legal parties, and persuade and negotiate with others on important matters.

  • Work requires a bias for action,andability to prioritize and handle a large volume of agreements in negotiation simultaneously.

  • Work requires strong organization skills

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BioMed X: Early Intervention in Psychiatric Diseases

Application due: March 10th, 2019

The BioMed X Innovation Center in Heidelberg, Germany, is an exciting collaboration model at the interface of industry and academia. They are announcing a new call for application in the field of Early Intervention in Psychiatric Diseases. Open positions include 1 group leader and 2 post-docs.

If you have any questions about the positions or the application process, please email Yvonne Steinrock at

To learn more and apply, click here.

Flow Cytometry Techincal Sales Specialist

Thermo Fisher Scientific is seeking a Technical Sales Specialist for Protein & Cell analysis flow cytometry reagents in the Cambridge territory. The position will cover Government, academic and Industrial accounts in Cambridge and the specialist will be required to work with local Biosciences Account Managers to grow our consumables portfolio for flow cytometry reagents. Requires a BA or BS in Biology, Immunology or related field, preferred M.Sc. or PhD. Requires previous lab experience utilizing flow cytometry or previous sales experience selling flow cytometry reagents. Also, Strong technical background with a minimum of 2 years hands-on experience in a research laboratory setting. 

For more information click here.

Connect to ClearView - Three-Day Advanced Degree Candidate Immersion Program

June 26 – 28, 2019 | July 17 – 19, 2019

ClearView Healthcare Partners is a premier life sciences consulting firm with offices in Boston, New York, and San Francisco serving clients in the biopharmaceutical, medical device, and diagnostics spaces.  We provide world-class strategic decision-making support across a wide range of business issues.  Our goal is to inform actionable recommendations that allow companies to achieve their strategic business objectives, and we pride ourselves on unmatched content expertise that enables in-depth analysis and first-rate strategic recommendations.

Connect to ClearView is a unique opportunity for advanced degree candidates focused in the life sciences to experience three days as a life sciences strategy consultant and get to know ClearView. ClearView managers will lead teams of graduate and professional students through an engagement based on high impact pharmaceutical development strategy projects. In addition, you will be exposed to all aspects of consulting at ClearView including:

  • Best-in-class mentorship

  • Team brainstorming sessions

  • Secondary and primary research

  • Problem-solving methodologies

  • Revenue forecasting

  • Presentation and storyline development

  • Oral presentations

ClearView will take care of all travel and lodging for non-local participants.


Connect to ClearView is focused on advanced degree candidates (e.g., Ph.D., Postdoc, M.D., M.B.A.). To be eligible for the program, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Dedicated interest and background in the life sciences

  • Aiming to complete your degree by June 2020

  • Seriously considering life sciences consulting as a career option

  • Committed to attending one full session of the 3-day program in summer of 2019

The deadline to apply for our 201 sessions of Connect to ClearView is March 31, 2019.

For more information and to apply, go to the website.

Entry Level Consultant (full-time)

ClearView Healthcare Partners is a premier life sciences consulting firm with offices in Boston, New York, and San Francisco serving clients in the biopharmaceutical, medical device, and diagnostics spaces.  We provide world-class strategic decision-making support across a wide range of business issues.  Our goal is to inform actionable recommendations that allow companies to achieve their strategic business objectives, and we pride ourselves on unmatched content expertise that enables in-depth analysis and first-rate strategic recommendations.


At ClearView, consultants will encounter an entrepreneurial environment, interact with a dynamic group of colleagues, hone their strategic and analytical capabilities, present to clients in critical business situations, and develop an in-depth understanding of the biopharmaceutical space.  Consultants are mentored directly by the ClearView leadership, who collectively have a total of 160+ years of client advisory experience.  In addition, consultants are exposed to a wide variety of business issues ranging from new product planning and business development to product commercialization.  During the course of a typical project, consultants will:


·         Solve complex problems through a hypothesis-based approach

·         Conduct interviews with relevant stakeholders and perform secondary research to drive critical insights

·         Create and utilize analytic tools (e.g., forecast models) to support key decision-making

·         Communicate recommendations to clients to inform strategy and maximize value


At ClearView, you will have the opportunity to lead projects and develop a broad range of expertise, skills, and connections that will serve as a foundation and springboard for your career.



We are seeking motivated PhD students in the life sciences, MD students, MBA students, and post-doctoral scholars who plan to complete their programs/fellowships in the next year.  A successful entry-level consultant candidate will meet the following requirements:


Undergraduate and/or Master's degree in the life sciencesPhD or post-doc in the life sciences, MD, or MBADemonstrated interest in businessStrong written and oral communication skillsEnthusiasm for working collaboratively in a dynamic, team-based environmentDemonstrated leadership abilitiesHighly analytical approach to solving complex problems


If you are interested in an enriching professional experience within the life sciences, we would welcome your application.  We are currently accepting applications from PhD, MD, and MBA students, and post-doctoral scholars entering their last year of study through March 3, 2019 for the entry level consultant position.  If selected, candidates will be invited to interview in March and April.


To apply, please submit your resume, inclusive of your GPA, and a cover letter through our website application portal.

Curriculum Fellow for Online Learning in Immunology

Institution: Harvard Medical School

Location: Boston, MA

Category: Faculty - Science

Type: Full Time


The Harvard Medical School (HMS) Office of Online Learning and the Curriculum Fellows Program (CFP) are pleased to announce an opening for a post-doctoral Curriculum Fellow (CF) who will develop a series of short online Immunology courses and contribute to the development of other online courses. The Curriculum Fellow for Online Learning in Immunology will be an integral member of the team at HMX – an initiative at HMS producing fully online courses that are offered to students all over the world who may be interested in a variety of health care careers (e.g. medicine or nursing). These courses teach foundational medical topics in a highly applied, engaging, and visual manner. HMX is a fast-paced and highly collaborative team, bringing together the expertise of teaching and learning experts, medical illustrators, videographers, medical professionals, and technologists. If you have insight and expertise in teaching immunology, and are a project manager, team player, curious researcher, motivated problem solver, and fearless innovator, this is the job for you.


The CFP is a service and training program for early career scientists who are focused on curriculum development, teaching, and educational programming in the biomedical and biological sciences. Curriculum Fellows work closely with committed members of the HMS faculty and administration to develop, deploy, and evaluate evidence-based graduate and medical education and training. Fellows also receive mentorship and career advising to support their development as educators and have gone on to a variety of education-focused careers. More detailed information about the Curriculum Fellows Program and the role of a CF can be found in the 2019 CF cohort announcement available on our website.


The Curriculum Fellow for Online Learning in Immunology will focus on the development, improvement, support, and analysis of a high-quality online curriculum in the basic medical sciences, with an emphasis on clinically relevant concepts and applications of basic science knowledge in the practice of medicine. Working in an HMX team, the CF will collaborate with faculty to design and develop multimodal online modules. The CF will manage and develop the curriculum for a series of new short Immunology courses, including videos, problem sets, assignments, and assessments, with the opportunity to take a fresh approach to curriculum design and creation. The CF will contribute to a research strategy to investigate the impact of the program on student learning and engagement. Online module development is overseen by the Associate Director for Teaching and Research in conjunction with the Associate Dean for Online Learning. The CF will be co- mentored by science/content experts as well as online learning experts. The CF will contribute to program delivery and coordinate appropriate follow-up to drive continuous course and program improvement. Supervisory responsibilities may include the training and mentoring of Online Learning staff and/or student interns. The CF appointment is renewable annually for a maximum of three years and is non-tenure-track. Fellows are appointed as research associates, with possible promotion to the rank of Lecturer contingent on experience and performance.



Minimum Qualifications

  • An earned M.D. or Ph.D. in the biomedical sciences as of February 2019

  • A strong content background and teaching experience in immunology or closely related topics


Desired Qualifications and Qualities

  • Excellent organizational, time management, and planning skills

  • Well-developed writing and self-editing skills, with an intense attention to detail

  • Dedication to producing consistently high-quality work and seeing projects through to

  • completion

  • Track record of working in highly collaborative team settings

  • Commitment to tackling new topics and problems with creativity and enthusiasm

  • Demonstrated interest in teaching or a track record of excellent teaching, in-person or online, including a passion for helping students visualize and understand complex concepts

  • Strong interest in online education and the applications of technology in higher education

  • Willingness to teach in new ways, including appearing on camera, writing excellent assessment questions, and creating “whiteboard” style teaching videos



To apply:

Multiple CF positions are currently open at Harvard Medical School. These are listed at the CFP website. Qualified candidates are welcome to apply for more than one of these positions with a single application. The ideal start date for the Curriculum Fellow for Online Learning in Immunology is on or before April 1, 2019 at Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA. Candidates will be interviewed by phone or Skype before selections are made for on-campus interviews. 


Interested candidates should email a single PDF document containing: 

(1) a letter of application that clearly identifies the specific curriculum fellow position or positions to which you are applying, including your interest in and qualifications for the position 

(2) a curriculum vitae

(3) a statement of teaching philosophy


Address emails to, attention Dr. Bradley Coleman, Co-Director of the HMS Curriculum Fellows Program. Include the names and contact information of three references, who will be contacted during the review process. The review of applications will begin Tuesday, February 19th, 2019.

Scientist II, In vivo-in vitro Genomic Editing

The Translational Cellular Sciences Stem Cell & Genomic Engineering group seeks an accomplished Scientist II to lead in vivo and in vitro genomic editing efforts. The primary responsibility for this position will be to lead a team and contribute to generating genetically modified mouse/rat models and genetically modified iPSCs in support of Biogen’s neuroscience platform.

Job Category: Research & Development

Requisition Number: 35379BR

The preferred candidate will have strong molecular biology skills and an ability to rapidly integrate novel technologies. Additionally, the successful candidate will be highly motivated with a demonstrated ability to successfully take on challenges and quickly adapt to new responsibilities. He/she will accomplish our mission through open communication, innovation, teamwork, creative problem solving, and use of state-of-the-art technologies. As a Scientist II, the successful candidate is expected to contribute to strategic directions, prioritization and scientific ideas and will have significant impact on drug discovery/development projects and departmental goals.


The successful candidate will possess:
•A deep knowledge of molecular biology and significant experience with genome editing technologies for the development of both in vivo and in vitro models.
•Experience with multiple cell culture systems specifically including mouse ESC and human iPSC.
•A knowledge of concepts of neurological diseases and mechanisms.
•A keen understanding of experimental design, underlying scientific principles, and the ability to rigorously analyze and interpret results. 
•Strong interpersonal and organizational skills, ability to clearly communicate and to influence decision making through presentations.
•An ability to work in a matrixed environment.


This position requires a Ph.D. with 2-5 years of experience. Will also consider equivalent experience.

For more information and to apply click here.

Teaching Fellow/Assistant Opportunity at Harvard College


Course Head:

Robert Lue, Ph.D.
Professor of the Practice of Molecular and Cellular Biology

Course Description:

This course teaches fundamental concepts in cell biology in the context of several individual life histories drawn from different parts of the world. Each life case focuses on key aspects of human development, growth, aging and disease while providing a nuanced view of the interplay between the life sciences, geography and culture. For example, the Human Immunodeficiency Virus and AIDS in South Asia is used to explore mucosal immunity and the basis for estimating relative infection risk, while a comparative discussion of aging in the United States and Japan is used to explore diet, cellular metabolism, and their relationship to protein damage and turnover. Each case delves into the cell biology of major biological events across the life history of a human being from different geographical and cultural backgrounds.


  • Attend a half-day TF/TA training session prior to the start of the semester (sometime mid- January)

  • Attend all lectures: Tu/Thu 10:30 – 11:45 am

  • Attend weekly 30-minute to 1-hr staff meetings

  • Run a weekly 75-minute discussion section

  • Hold weekly 1 hr office hours

  • Grade exams and final student presentations

  • Care about the well-being of our motivated students

  • Must be U.S. citizen or have permanent residence status


  • Gain valuable teaching and mentoring experience with an innovative interdisciplinary cellular biology course

  • Opportunities for professional development

  • Work in a collaborative teaching environment

Interested candidates should email a current CV to the course preceptor Jessica Liu, Ph.D. at

Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis until positions are filled.

Assistant Professor of Developmental Biology, Tenure Track at Simmons University

The Department of Biology at Simmons University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Developmental Biology to begin in the fall of 2019. 

We seek an innovative educator and scholar with demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching and mentoring, creative curriculum development, an active research agenda, and a commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration inside and outside the University. As a University committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, we seek candidates with a demonstrated ability to work with students, staff and faculty across a broad range of social and personal identities, abilities and perspectives. The primary area of expertise is open, but should complement existing departmental strengths. Expertise in rodent model system and/or a research focus in sexual and gender development is desirable.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses such as Developmental Biology, General Biology, Cell Biology, Animal Physiology, Anatomy and Physiology, and Biology of Gender. They will also periodically develop and teach interdisciplinary courses in the Honors and General Education (PLAN) programs. In addition, the candidate will develop and maintain an active research program that involves undergraduate student participation.  Responsibilities also include advising and mentoring students, participation in curriculum development, and service on departmental, college and university committees. 

Applicants should have a PhD in Developmental Biology or related field, or a PhD expected to be completed by the time of the appointment. Expertise in Developmental Biology and Physiology is required. Post-doctoral experience is preferred.

Located in Boston's historic Fenway area, Simmons University is a private, non-sectarian institution that has prepared women for leadership in the world through transformative education that links passion with purpose since 1899. Today, Simmons serves nearly 2,000 students in a women-centered undergraduate program and nearly 5,000 students in coeducational graduate programs. Simmons recently achieved university designation and embarked on an academic redesign to create four interdisciplinary colleges, including the College of Natural Behavior and Health Sciences.

For more information and to apply click here.

Scientist, Clinical Development at Foundation Medicine

Foundation Medicine is a molecular information company dedicated to changing the way patients with cancer are treated. Harnessing advanced technology, Foundation Medicine is developing clinical laboratory tests that will broadly capture the most relevant tumor genomic and other molecular information in a single test, and connect it with relevant scientific and medical knowledge to help oncologists determine the right treatment for each patient. 

The Clinical Development team is seeking a highly-motivated biologist to facilitate education regarding FMI products in the oncology and pathology communities as a scientific expert through presentations and scientific exchange in support of Foundation Medicine’s molecular tumor boards (MTB) program. The Clinical Development scientist will serve as a scientific resource about cancer-assocaited genomic alterations and will provide up-to-date reports about their association with targeted therapies. This role requires  knowledge of cancer biology and molecular oncology, excellent presentations skills and ability to effectively communicate complex scientific issues to a diverse audience. The scientist will also support diverse internal and external collaborations through data mining, hypothesis generation, and advanced genomic analysis as guided by the Clinical Development lead. The position offers flexibility to occasionally work offsite.

For more information and to apply for this position click here.