Business Development Coordinator
Duties and Responsibilities:
The mission of the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University is to transform human healthcare and the environment by emulating the way nature builds.
Developed as an alliance between Harvard and other premier academic and clinical partner institutions, Institute faculty and staff collaborate in high-risk, fundamental research and science-driven technology development.
A major focus of the Institute is to translate the technologies developed by its faculty and staff into commercial products and therapies through collaborations with clinical investigators and establishment of corporate alliances
Reporting to the Operations Director, the successful candidate will provide high-level administrative support for the Institute's fast-paced business development activities by conducting research, preparing reports, handling information requests, and performing clerical functions such as preparing correspondence, arranging conference calls, scheduling meetings and handling all meeting logistics.
More specifically, duties include but are not limited to: scheduling and organizing business development meetings and seminars; planning, leading preparation and coordination of analyses and briefing packages; making travel arrangements for the Institute’s business development staff; facilitating special event registration and execution; maintaining the Institute’s business development databases; completing special projects as required by management and performing basic business development research and analysis in markets and areas that are aligned with the Institute’s technology development activities. *
Three years of related experience preferably in an academic or industrial environment or an equivalent of education plus relevant experience
Bachelor's degree in business, public administration or a related field preferred. Excellent interpersonal and engagement skills. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Ability to handle multiple and competing priorities. Ability to work independently but also function as a member of a diverse team. Demonstrated written and oral communication skills. Careful attention to detail. Must have strong familiarity with Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Experience creating and maintaining database systems. High degree of discretion dealing with confidential information. Ability and willingness to work some early mornings, evenings and weekends.