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Officer, Business Development and Contracts - BC Cancer Research Centre - BC Cancer - Vancouver

Vancouver, BC
Full Time
2 days ago
Officer, Business Development and Contracts - BC Cancer Research Centre

BC Cancer

Vancouver, BC

As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.

The Officer, Business Development and Contracts primarily assists researchers and clinicians with execution of relevant research contracts and agreements. The Officer is responsible for independently drafting and reviewing (to ensure compliance with negotiated terms and conditions) non-disclosure agreements, bio-material transfer agreements, collaborative research agreements, sponsored research agreements, service agreements, license agreements, other grant related contracts. Assists team members in the identification and protection of the organization's Intellectual Property (IP), and with active marketing of the IP for commercialization, and advises researchers and spin-off companies on financial opportunities available through government programs.

What you do
  • Assist with drafting and negotiating the various contracts and agreements required for both industry and government sponsored research. Work closely with the researchers and clinicians to determine the most appropriate form of contract to govern the research, as well as identification of all potential encumbrances. Negotiate the business and legal obligations of the contracts with the third party to ensure they are consistent with the organization's mandate and policy.
  • Assist with licensing IP to local, national, and international business. Provide input into determining appropriate royalty structures including analyzing current market norms, preparing cash flow projections, or replacement costs. Negotiate the business arrangement with the licensee including royalty rates, equity participation, reimbursement of costs, and appropriate due diligence provisions. Discuss the legal terms of the agreement with the licensee's legal counsel, obtaining the requisite approvals of the agreement, monitoring the licensee's performance for compliance with the terms of the agreement.
  • Participate in collaborative research through methods such as identifying research opportunities for collaboration with industry, identifying sources of funding and assisting clients in accessing that funding, negotiating and managing the appropriate agreements to support collaborative research including a variety of research contracts, bio-material transfer agreements and non-disclosure agreements.
  • Assist in the formation of spin-off companies through methods such as providing information and general assistance to researchers on issues regarding company formation, structure, management and financing.
  • Conduct market research and analysis of industry opportunities for technologies. Prepare and update non-confidential marketing summaries and develop and enact a marketing plan for effective commercialization of the technology. Participate in increasing the value of technologies through methods such as identifying, applying for and securing funding to support the technology development from internal and external sources.

What you bring
  • A level of education, training, and experience equivalent to Bachelor's degree in Science or Business
  • Minimum two (2) years of experience in industry or technology transfer office or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

What you have
  • Effective and proven written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to simultaneously manage a diverse range of complex projects and activities and to work under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Functional knowledge in at least one area of technical or scientific expertise.
  • Working knowledge of computer application programs. Ability to travel.

What we bring

Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That's why we're focused on your care too - offering health, wellness, development programs to support you - at work and at home.
  • Join one of BC's largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations - offering vast opportunities for growth and development.
  • Access to professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including +2,000 courses, such as our San'yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.
  • Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan, and psychological health & safety programs and holistic wellness resources.
  • Annual statutory holidays (13) with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
  • PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).
  • Perks include access to fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.

Job Type: Temporary, Full Time (Until August 11, 2023)
Salary Range: $59,344 - $74,181+ / year. The starting salary for this position would be determined with consideration of the successful candidate's relevant education and experience, and would be in alignment with the provincial compensation reference plan.
Location: 675 W 10th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Z 1L3
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Hours of Work: Monday to Friday; 0830-1630
Requisition Number: 130603E

What we do

BC Cancer provides comprehensive cancer control for the people of British Columbia. BC Cancer is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).

The Provincial Health Services Authority ( PHSA ) plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people - Be compassionate - Dare to innovate - Cultivate partnerships - Serve with purpose.

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PHSA and BC Cancer are committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.

ATTN: PHSA Employees:

To be considered as a PHSA employee (internal applicant) for this position, you must apply online via your internal profile at

Please note the internal job posting will no longer be accessible after the expiry date of July 29, 2022. If the internal job posting has expired, please contact the Internal Jobs Help Desk and advise that you would like to be considered as a late internal applicant for this position. Please do not apply for the external job posting.

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