Reporting to the Director of Strategic Alliances for the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, this position is responsible for managing Knight Cancer Institute industry alliances as well as working to establish new ones. Industry alliances are a critical component of the Knight\u2019s mission to transform our approach to treating cancer patients, and this position will be critical in helping us to establish and maintain effective alliances. The Alliance Manager will serve as the primary point of contact representing OHSU, and must be able to interact professionally with all levels of our industry partners, from front-line staff to high-level executives. The Alliance Manager must have sufficient knowledge and experience, both scientific and technical, to understand the Knight\u2019s collaborative projects to a degree such that he or she can serve as a proxy for faculty in engaging our partners, and can provide detailed reporting back to faculty. The position will be responsible for understanding the scientific, technical and operational viewpoints of diverse stakeholders both within the Knight and at our external partners, to guide resourcing of collaborative projects, to address issues that arise with our partner relationships, and to appropriately foresee and escalate issues when necessary.
The Alliance Manager will serve as OHSU Knight Cancer Institute\u2019s lead on specific collaborative projects, and must be able to manage large teams and apply project management principles to move complex, multi-institutional projects through to completion. Such projects include the preparation and presentation of collaboration proposals to industry partners and various funding sources. The Alliance Manager will work with OHSU stakeholders on all aspects of such projects, including scientific, legal, financial, and operational aspects. The ability to manage high volume information flow of scientific collaborations in a very organized and timely manner is essential. When appropriate, the Alliance Manager will step in to help accomplish or oversee specific tasks on projects, to facilitate timely project completion.
The Alliance Manager will also oversee the evaluation of significant emerging opportunities in the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute and must be able to gain an understanding of the many different aspects of the opportunities under evaluation, including timelines, milestones, legal agreements, scientific, financial and operational aspects, so that appropriate parties can be identified to provide feedback that would fill gaps in the team\u2019s knowledge and expertise, thereby allowing the process to result in a complete, integrated evaluation.
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