PATH is currently recruiting for a Commercialization Officer to support Center for Vaccine Innovation and Access (CVIA) project teams by participating in the development of business and intellectual property strategies for new partnerships and negotiating a wide variety of agreements that enable project teams to achieve their goals of developing and delivering lifesaving vaccines that can be made available and affordable to those most in need across the world.
PATH is an international organization that drives transformative innovation to save lives and improve health, especially among women and children. We accelerate innovation across five platforms-vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, devices, and system and service innovations-that harness our entrepreneurial insight, scientific and public health expertise, and passion for health equity. By mobilizing partners around the world, we take innovation to scale, working alongside countries primarily in Africa and Asia to tackle their greatest health needs. Together, we deliver measurable results that disrupt the cycle of poor health.
CVIA is structured to best apply our experience and expertise to every aspect of vaccine development and introduction across our broad portfolio of vaccine projects. As part of the Integrated Portfolio and Financial Management function, CVIA’s Commercialization team provides business and intellectual property strategy, partnering, and transactional support to CVIA project teams to advance specific vaccine development projects, which are grouped into three core disease areas: Malaria, Enteric & Diarrheal Diseases (EDD), and Respiratory Infections & Maternal Immunizations (RIMI). The Commercialization team is responsible for negotiating a wide variety of partnership agreements, alliance management and coordination across multiple internal and external parties, with emphasis on forming collaborations that support the PATH mission to make vaccines available in developing countries at a cost that will ensure uptake and sustainability for the public sector.
- Serve as member of the CVIA Commercialization team with a focus on ensuring that partnering, global access, intellectual property, market development, and risk management related perspectives are integrated into overall project plans.
- Support business negotiations for research collaboration, material transfer, and intellectual property license agreements, and other types of agreements in support of CVIA projects with pharmaceutical and biotech companies, developing country vaccine manufacturers, academic institutions, and government agencies.
- Ensure that partnerships with collaborators are structured to support global access objectives of providing access to vaccines for the poorest populations.
- Work effectively with other Commercialization team members, legal counsel, in-country staff, and external partners to meet project goals.
- Support project teams in development of proposals and donor reporting related to vaccine development activities, global access, intellectual property management and other relevant business matters.