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Contracts And Licensing Associate, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai


Contracts and Licensing Associate

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

The Mount Sinai Health System

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The Contracts & Licensing Associate (CLA) is a member of the Contracts and Licensing Team at Mount Sinai Innovation Partners (“MSIP”.)  The CLA is responsible for the drafting, negotiating and managing a diverse portfolio of agreements and contracts in the support of the research activities of the Mount Sinai Faculty and the commercialization activities of MSIP. The CLA works in partnership with MSIP Business Development, Finance and Operations, and Patents Groups, all ranks of the Mount Sinia Faculty, Mount Sinai departments, and outside parties at commercial entities, academic institutions, and government agencies to help optimize the research process and value of our assets. The CLA will take initiative and ownership, juggle many documents and competing priorities, innovate contracting solutions, and maintains productive relationships inside and outside the institution.

What You’ll Do:

  • Drafts, reviews, and negotiates a variety of contracts including the following agreements: confidentiality, material transfer, inter-institutional, collaborative research, sponsored research and other contracts related to intellectual property.
  • Supports MSIP’s Contracts and Licensing Team, Finance and Operations Team, Patent Team, and Business Development Team in all aspects of the contract life cycle.
  • Participates in system administration and implementation of new technical solutions to better improve workflow and efficiency of the Contracts and Licensing Team.
  • Interacts with Mount Sinai faculty/staff and is a subject matter expert for contracts-related issues.
  • Maintains positive, productive relationships with commercial and academic collaborators.
  • Reviews and maintains the data integrity of disclosures, contracts, and relationships in the MSIP tracking and management systems.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

What You”ll Bring:

  • D.; JD preferred (if JD, must have New York Bar Admission)
  • 3 years related experience, preferably related to technology commercialization or Intellectual Property
  • Advanced knowledge of standard office software packages (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Excel
  • Track record of successful negotiations and executed deals
  • Excellent drafting, legal and business skills, sound judgement & critical thinking
  • Expertise in the current state-of-the-art contract law, especially related to Intellectual property transactions in the life-science and/or healthcare

Ability to function as a contributor to inter-disciplinary groups

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Who We Are:

Over 35,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.

Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospital campuses, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai Roosevelt, Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.

The Mount Sinai Health System is committed to the tenets of diversity and workforce that are strengthened by the inclusion of and respect for our differences. We offer our employees a highly competitive compensation and benefits package, a 403(b) retirement plan, and much more.

The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation.

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