Associate Director, External Research Collaborations

326496BR
Aug 31, 2021
USA

Job Description

Novartis protects 750 million patients and more than 100,000 employees in over 140 countries.

Job Purpose
External Research Collaborations (ExRC) is a part of a global Academic Partnerships and External Innovation team that enhances and accelerates on-going research programs and initiatives at NIBR through the implementation of collaboration agreements to enable access to external research, materials and expertise. External Research Collaborations works closely with external business functions from a variety of partners, including universities, commercial organizations and government agencies.
In the role of Associate Director, External Research Collaborations, you will be responsible for supporting these external engagements with limited oversight from the Global Head, ExRC.
Your main responsibilities will be to implement and manage the external scientific needs of multiple Disease Areas (DAs) and Functional Areas (FAs), often across multiple NIBR sites. You will work with internal stakeholders, including senior leadership and scientific investigators from the DAs/FAs.

Major Accountabilities
• Interaction with external business functions from external research partners such as universities, research hospitals, government labs and companies to represent NIBR as a partner of choice for research collaborations.
• Implementation and management of research collaborations and license agreements with minimal supervision.
• Implementation and management of Confidentiality Agreements, Consulting Agreements and Material Transfer Agreements to support internal research programs.

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. We are committed to building diverse teams, representative of the patients and communities we serve, and we strive to create an inclusive workplace that cultivates bold innovation through collaboration and empowers our people to unleash their full potential.

Minimum Requirements

• BA degree required. MS/Ph.D. in Life Sciences or Chemistry preferred. Business degree a plus.
• Minimum 5+ years solid transaction experience required, working in both an academic technology transfer and Pharmaceutical/biotechnology settings is desirable. The candidate must have a genuine passion for science.
• Strong transaction experience to manage contract negotiation for collaboration agreements, licenses, material transfer agreements, strategic alliance agreements for research enabling technologies/platforms in a matrix organization (BD&L, Legal, Patents, Finance and Corporate) in support NIBR and Academic Partnerships and External Innovation strategy. Working knowledge of Intellectual property/ Patent law.
• Strong analytical and communication skills, with excellent skills in both prioritization and time management are required, and an ability to bring a creative approach to problem solving.
• Ability to multi-task and work in a matrix environment to integrate feedback from stakeholders and manage execution of all necessary agreements.

Languages
• Fluency in English required.
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Why consider Novartis?

799 million. That’s how many lives our products touched in 2019. And while we’re proud of that fact, in this world of digital and technological transformation, we must also ask ourselves this: how can we continue to improve and extend even more people’s lives?

We believe the answers are found when curious, courageous and collaborative people like you are brought together in an inspiring environment. Where you’re given opportunities to explore the power of digital and data. Where you’re empowered to risk failure by taking smart risks, and where you’re surrounded by people who share your determination to tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges.

Imagine what you could do at Novartis!
NIBR
CAO - NIBR
USA
Cambridge, MA
BD&L & Strategic Planning
Full Time
Regular
No
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326496BR

Associate Director, External Research Collaborations

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