Director, Digital Health - Business Development & Licensing

Job Locations USA-NY-New York
Posted Date 1 week ago(5/22/2020 2:05 PM)
Requisition ID
Office of Technology Development

Company Overview

At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we’re not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we’re driving excellence and improving outcomes.
For the 28th year, MSK has been named a top hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. We are proud to be on Becker’s Healthcare list as one of the 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare in 2018, as well as one of Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Best Place to Work for 2018. We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.

Job Description

Passionate about digital health and data ventures? We're excited to launch recruitment for the newly crafted Director, Digital Health - Business Development and Licensing role in the Office of Technology Development (OTD). Our mission is to ensure that MSK's inventions have the greatest chance of being developed and commercialized to benefit patients and return the most value to MSK.


Reporting into our Sr Director, Tech Management and Commercialization, you will work closely with the VP, Technology Development, Chief Digital Officer (CDO), & executive leadership to navigate how best to package our assets (i.e. data - clinical, genomic) and structure partnership opportunities with external collaborators and investors with the aim of returning value to the institution, and enhancing MSK’s position and brand in the digital and data space.


This is a key role that will further enable our mission by working with scientists, physicians and administrators to build and maintain our leadership position in the fields of digital health, health informatics, patient data analysis and computational diagnostics.


You will:

  • Communicate our digital brand internally and externally through partnerships and technology transfer
  • Oversee patent strategy and portfolio for digital assets including realistic development and commercialization plans for each digital asset planned for technology transfer
  • Negotiate and execute agreements with strategic partners
  • Build “hub-and-spoke” technology transfer accelerator where MSK data and technologies are central to numerous partnerships
  • Establish process for MSK investigators/staff to identify and disclose inventions
  • Evaluate inventions for patentability and commercial potential, including market research studies and competitive landscape analyses

You have:

  • 10+ years bringing value to the digital health ecosystem primarily in the context of data assets, business development, strategy consulting, venture capital
  • Well networked and eager to serve as a key liaison by pursuing connections across the healthcare landscape e.g. biotech, pharma, hospitals, payors, providers
  • Track-record of leading dynamic, cross-functional teams and collaborating with executive leadership on key strategic development projects
  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field or equivalent; MS preferred

The hiring team would love to review a cover letter that highlights your experience with commercializing data assets in the digital health space. 


Location:  NYC - Midtown East near Grand Central  



Competitive compensation packages | Sick Time | Generous Vacation + 12 holidays to recharge & refuel | Internal Career Mobility & Performance Consulting | Medical, Dental, Vision, FSA & Dependent Care | 403b retirement savings plan match Tuition Reimbursement | Parental Leave & Adoption Assistance | Commuter Spending Account | Fitness Discounts Wellness Program | Resource Networks | Life Insurance & Disability | Remote Flexibility  


We believe in communication, transparency, and thinking beyond your 8-hour day @ MSK. It’s important to us that you have a sense of impact, communityand work/life balance to be and feel your best.  


Our Hiring Process 

You read the ad, agree it sounds like a great fit & apply -> Talent Acquisition contacts you to schedule a phone interview (if your profile aligns) -> after speaking with the Talent Acquisition Specialist, you will connect with the Hiring Manager by phone or video call -> if your experience is a fit, you will move forward to an on-site visit with the team -> post interview feedback -> ideally an offer! -> reference check & onboarding -> orientation & official welcome to MSK  


We look forward to meeting you soon!


MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.  


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