Salary Range: Dependent on experience and qualifications
The Assistant Director (AD) for Translational Studies at the Eshelman Institute for Innovation (EII) will oversee translational multidisciplinary projects as well as large ($500,000-$2M) life sciences programs funded by EII. The AD’s overall goal will be to promote, develop, and support translational research and large programs, primarily in the life science arena, to enhance opportunities for commercialization. She/he will report to the Associate Director of the EII and take the lead on behalf of the EII in identifying partners and opportunities to support commercial transactions related to these programs in coordination with the Office of Technology and Commericalization (OTC) and the Director of Industry Relations in the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations, supporting UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. The AD will lead translational and large program grant activities including proposal preparation, submission, review, selection, award, progress reporting, sustainability, and attribution / outcome assessment. The AD will work with the Associate Director and the Director of EII to develop and implement strategies to maximize the commercial potential of EII-funded translational projects. Working collaboratively with the EII team, she/he will coordinate advisory committees and administrative activities related to all phases of translational research, preclinical development and large programs. The Assistant Director will act as a facilitator and work with diverse groups of people in a broad array of organizations both inside and external to the University.
Education and Experience:
- 7 years or more of translational research, preclinical or clinical development experience is required, including significant personal participation in the development of technology-based product lines; - Experience in directing new technology programs and managing third party life science contractor relationships; - Experience in commercial new-product development and/or technology transfer in industry and/or university settings and building coalitions among various stakeholder groups; - Prefer experience within a pharmaceutical or biotech startup company and demonstrated contributions to development-related processes, including intellectual property development/management, contract development, infrastructure establishment, and operations. The successful candidate will have experience participating in various levels of product development from opportunity analysis through operations, including development of business plans. Experience within the technology start-up environment is preferred. - Demonstrated leadership and management success in leading complex technically-oriented projects; - Understanding of the pre-clinical drug development process; - Excellent analytical, marketing, selling, organizational, communications, negotiating, and planning skills; - Creativity and problem-solving capabilities; perseverance to get things done to high standards; high energy and stamina; - Ability to work under pressure; pay attention to detail; meet inflexible deadlines on own initiative; - Ability to deal with difficult situations while maintaining composure and to concurrently manage multiple diverse projects; - Proven success in achieving research and development, technology commercialization, and financial goals.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
Internal Number: 153652
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