As the Coulter Translational Research Partners II (TPII) Project Manager, this individual will serve in a professional capacity to provide the business expertise needed to undertake and commercialize due diligence of Coulter TPII funded projects. These projects are the collaboration between Bioengineering and clinical faculty that ultimately address unmet clinical needs and better patient care worldwide. This will be achieved by either facilitating the licensing of these technologies or by enabling the formation of start-up ventures that obtain follow-on institutional funding. The focus of the Project Manager will be to further develop in‐depth business models and commercialization strategy development, including primary market and customer discovery and analysis, intellectual property support, regulatory and reimbursement pathways, and funding strategies and targets which include strategic partners, investors, and entrepreneurs.
This will be achieved by 1) performing detailed market research and analyses of Coulter funded projects 2) working with TPII funded project teams to develop and meet both technical and business milestones and project plans 3) developing complex business quality reports and presentations 4) developing, analyzing and projecting detailed budgets, financial projections, and models 5) nurturing relationships with business, industry, venture capitalists and other potential investors
This Project Manager must work collaboratively within the Coulter TPII Program and the Department of Bioengineering as well as with the Schools of the Health Sciences and other central University offices such as the Office of Technology Management and the Office of Enterprise Development. Applicants should have demonstrated facilitation and teamwork skills and ability to work with individuals to develop and accomplish shared goals related to the translational research projects.
The incumbent must be detail oriented. This position requires strong interpersonal skills, appropriate tact, and circumspection as well as the ability to prioritize multiple tasks. Routine tasks include daily complex analyses, multiple conferrals with constituents, and variety of written and electronic correspondence. The incumbent occasionally may be asked to assume additional work to assure all aspects of the Coulter TPII Program's scope of work is handled and processed in a timely manner.
The Project Manager serves as a member of the Office of the Coulter Program Director's management team, provides input and recommendations to support the program's operations, projects budget formulation, planning and monitoring, and participates in special assignments, reports and analyses as assigned by the Coulter Program Director. Individual must have at least 5 years of relevant professional experience in technology commercialization due diligence and/or university translational research.
Internal Number: 175543
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