The Jackson Laboratory

  • Director, Scientific Translation & Alliances

    Job Locations US-ME-Bar Harbor | US-CT-Farmington | US-Remote
    Posted Date 2 months ago(5/8/2019 12:19 PM)
    Job ID
    Marketing, Customer Support and Business Development
  • Summary

    Do you want to work on the future of genomic therapeutic and diagnostic innovations? This is a new position with the opportunity to work on diverse disease areas with the JAX faculty as a true discovery engine. You will be working to set up licensing and partnering deals with JAX programs and setting up new companies for JAX. This is a solid business development opportunity to create partnerships that may produce diagnostic and therapeutic breakthroughs for patients and measurable value for JAX.


    To ensure the success of this position, you will report directly to the VP of Translational Science and Network Alliances. You will work closely on contract and business terms with our Legal group and engage routinely with our amazing 29 associated Nobel Laureate faculty.


    Ideally our Director, Scientific Translation & Alliances will be located in Maine, Connecticut or Massachusetts as they will need to spend time at both our Bar Harbor, Maine campus, and our Farmington, Connecticut campus.


      • Effectively partner faculty patent applications to generate value for JAX. Perform background diligence on each case regarding drafting business plans, evaluating NPV and assessing competitive market as needed. Working with faculty to identify possible licensees, collaborators and/or investors in possible spin-out companies, and contacting them for initiation of discussion.
      • Represent JAX with outreach to venture capitalists, participation/presentation at major partnering meetings, marketing of JAX programs, management of major alliances.
      • Lead the identification, introduction, negotiation of new collaborations for JAX faculty including SBIRs, License & Royalty arrangements, Sponsored research agreements, research agreements with Pharma/Biotech.


      • Ph.D. or MS in biomedical sciences highly preferred and a keen curiosity of science necessary.
      • Experience in business development, in- and out- licensing, mergers & acquisitions, or institutional representation to progress and develop value.
      • Track record of outreach to various parties, self-starter for initial discussions and introductions, use of network contacts.
      • Excellent skills in oral and written communication to clearly convey and receive information and ideas.
      • Established network of contacts in biotechnology, diagnostics, research tools, software commercialization preferred.
      • Must be able to travel up to 50%, mostly domestic.


    About Us

    The Jackson Laboratory (JAX, is a nonprofit biomedical research institute with over 2,200 employees, including 71 principal investigators, whose mission is to discover precise genomic solutions for human disease and empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health. A National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center, JAX has a mammalian genetics headquarters in Bar Harbor, Maine, a facility in Sacramento, California, a genomic medicine facility, The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine (JAX-GM), in Farmington, Connecticut, and an office in Shanghai, China. Research focus areas include cancer, neurodegenerative disease, and rare diseases.

    JAX employees work in a collaborative, value-driven, and team-based environment where the focus is on advancing science and improving patients’ lives. Researchers apply genetics to increase the understanding of human disease and advance treatments and cures for cancer, neurological and immune disorders, diabetes, aging, and heart disease. JAX was voted among the top 15 “Best Places to Work in Academia” in the United States in a poll conducted by The Scientist magazine!

    Our Values:

    INTEGRITY - Courage and commitment to do what is right

    PEOPLE - Inspiring our people to enhance the health of all

    ONE TEAM - Unified by our promise to transform medicine and science

    EXCELLENCE - Achieving world-class results

    INNOVATION - Leading with discovery and creative solutions

    STEWARDSHIP - Caring for and enhancing the resources entrusted to us


    What do we have to offer?

    JAX offers a dynamic and supportive work environment, competitive salaries, and a comprehensive benefits package, including a competitive medical and dental plan, outstanding retirement benefits, generous paid time off, and tuition reimbursement. Our campuses offer fitness centers with an award-winning wellness program and an onsite full service cafeteria.


    Most importantly, every position contributes to JAX’s mission of discovering precise genomic solutions for human disease and empowering the global biomedical community in our shared quest to improve human health.


    The Jackson Laboratory provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, age, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition, gender, sexual orientation, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, national origin, veteran status, and other classifications protected by applicable state and local non-discrimination laws.

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