The Compliance Specialist position provides fundamental support of Dana-Farberâ€™s research mission through intellectual property reporting to foundation and federal research sponsors. Candidates should demonstrate understanding of patent prosecution timelines and milestones, research contract deliverables. The Compliance Specialist will serve as liaison for the Dana-Farber Innovation Office to scientific and legal staff interdepartmentally, as well as externally to Dana-Farberâ€™s foundation and federal research sponsors. The Compliance Specialist will monitor newly executed and existing active foundation intellectual property requirements and deliverables in support of Dana-Farberâ€™s institute goal of diversifying research funding sources.Â
Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.
Serves as primary point of contact for Dana-Farber Department Grant Management Specialists in requests for foundation-funded intellectual property reporting
Assists in receiving and accepting Intellectual Property Disclosures forms from any DFCI staff (primarily researchers) and ensuring sponsor compliance
Creates and maintains internal federal and foundation award records within database
Captures, monitors and analyzes Dana-Farberâ€™s Intellectual Property reporting requirements, milestones, and deliverables required via federal and foundation research sponsorship
Assists in updating of procedures from a compliance perspective
Assists in special projects on an as needed basisÂ
IP Disclosure Reporting
Corresponds with DFCI Office of General Counsel, research departments, as well as external foundation sponsors to meet grant requirements in DFCI Intellectual Property pursuits
Assists the DFCI Office of Grants & Contracts in completion of Final Invention Statements for federal and foundation grant closeouts and progress reports and obtains appropriate institutional signatures
Assists in institutional completion of Federal Research Performance Progress Reports, any sponsorâ€™s Final Invention Statements, and Department of Defense reporting requirements
Records and reviews Intellectual Property Disclosure Forms for compliance with assistance from Sr. Specialist or Compliance Manager
Provides instructions to internal counsel regarding federal sponsor rights to inventions throughout patent prosecution with assistance from other Compliance members, as needed
Administers and processes invention disclosure forms submitted to Innovation Office by research staff at Dana-Farber and collaborating academic institutions.
Uses Interagency database to correspond with federal sponsoring agency inquiries regarding IP descriptions
Becomes knowledgeable in management of federally funded IP regulations and foundation IP obligations.
Identifies statements of government support throughout the DFCI patent portfolio, evaluating compliance with federal sponsor requirements and routing internally for appropriate corrections
Works with manager or sr. specialist to manage of co-owned and IP managed by third parties
Develops and maintains reports for compliance audits and requests for information
Research Staff Relationship Management/Communication
Responds to inquiries for Innovation Office to provide Intellectual Property, agreements from research staff and external parties.
Works with manager to gain familiarity with institutional policies and practices and supports existing correspondence practices
Communicates regulatory and contractual obligations to Dana-Farber researchers throughout the Intellectual Property disclosure process
Bachelorâ€™s degree in business, law or science required; an advanced degree, or JD is preferred.
2 years related experience required in academic grant contracting or technology transfer, or pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry technology transfer.
Interest in and aptitude for tech transfer administration with familiarity of patent prosecution, technology licensing, and sponsor compliance.Â
ADDITIONAL KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS REQUIRED:Â
Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills required
Knowledge of patent prosecution timelines events and deadlines
Ability to manage/coordinate daily tasks while meeting various compliance deadlines and milestones.
Ability to work successfully with internal stakeholders (clinicians, scientists, administrators)
Ability to work in a highly matrixed organization with multiple stakeholders
Ability to manage multiple priorities with various deadlines
Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work with changing priorities.
Independence and comfort in a fast-paced, demanding environment.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.
Internal Number: 2021-22369
About Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to under-served members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.