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The mission of the University of Michigan Coulter Translational Research Partnership Program (Coulter Program) is to translate biomedical innovations from clinical faculty at the University of Michigan and the College of Engineering (COE) to the point of outside funding and commercialization through a commercial entity. This position will report to the Managing Director, Coulter Program (CPD) within the University of Michigan. The Coulter Program Project Manager(CPM) will assist the CPD in day-to-day activities and management of the Coulter Program. This position may utilize the working title of Assistant Director, Coulter Program, depending on the experience and credentials of the successful qualified candidate.
The Coulter program works to identify medical technologies and projects with high commercial potential that may not move forward without translational research funding and commercialization support to further their development. Coulter funded projects involve at least one clinical investigator from a clinical department at the University of Michigan and one faculty member from COE working in concert with the Coulter team to conduct translational research and embark on early product development and commercialization efforts to secure exit goals of follow-on investor funding or direct licenses to existing companies to commercialize envisioned products.
The Coulter program operates on the principle of funding to hit milestones that enable the program to reach exit goals. In collaboration with the CPD, mentors, consultants, and other members of the Coulter team, this position will play a key role in the development and execution of measurable and investor-relevant project milestones.
This position will support Coulter program efforts to select commercially viable projects for funding and manage projects by employing industry-proven medical device development best practices. This role will also work to ensure the effectiveness of collaborations between the engineers and clinicians involved in Coulter funded projects, market the Coulter program within the University of Michigan, manage tracking of project milestones, document outcome of team meetings, evaluate new project opportunities, and maintain project data rooms that will be required by investors prior to licensing.
This position will take a lead role in managing the annual proposal submission and on-line review process, conducting market analyses to evaluate new project opportunities, tracking markets for on-going projects, website content updates and call for proposal listings, reporting process to track project milestones, assure thorough communication and reporting of Coulter project activities, and assist the CPD with managing the C3i Commercialization Planning Program.
Provide team coaching in conjunction with CPD to ensure Coulter current and past funded teams pursue medical device development best practices and reach milestones.
Under direction of the CPD, work with delegated authority to manage sections of projects receiving current funding.
Provide new product planning and development guidance for selected previously funded Coulter project teams.
For scheduled team meetings, in conjunction with CPD, ensure that meetings have clear goals and agendas, and ensure action items are identified and assigned for follow-up after meetings.
Using appropriate levels and modes of communication, assess whether funded projects have met milestones and are maintaining forward progress in product development required to hit future milestones and exits.
Provide maintenance and oversight of design management documentation and creation of design history files.
Create and maintain milestone and project update tracking reports.
Provide project management status reports to CPD and other program leadership, including team meeting outcome reports and follow-up action items.
Conduct on-going market analysis and landscape monitoring for projects.
Periodically check in with past funded project teams and spinouts for additional grants, financing and product development updates. This information will be incorporated into the Coulter Scorecard which tracks progress towards reaching program metrics.
New Project Selection and Awards
Manage Call for Proposals process – Create CFP announcements and assure timely receipt of new project proposals for Coulter funding and support through on-line InfoReady system used for proposal submissions and reviews
Conduct market landscape and business case analyses to support due diligence efforts in the evaluation of proposals.
In conjunction with CPD, provide leadership and direction for proposal teams selected for the C3i commercialization planning and due diligence program.
Marketing and Communications Coordination
Manage outreach efforts and booth activities to promote the Coulter program and engage in new project scouting to identify new leads for future Coulter proposal submissions.
Develop program advertising material for program activities and funding cycle announcements.
Manage updating of project executive summaries.
Provide website content updates.
Bachelor’s degree in an engineering or life science discipline with at least two to four years of medical device new product planning, development, and launch experience with Class II and /or III medical devices. Two years of this experience must be with a medical device company performing these functions. Must have experience with medical device design planning and design control development. Self-motivated individual with ability to collaborate and work on dynamic teams while managing and tracking the status of multiple projects. Experience providing reports to management and key staff on project status.
Masters degree in biomedical engineering or other advanced degree in Engineering or life science discipline. Healthcare and medical device market research and analysis experience. Medical device startup experience. Experience working with university-based projects and technology transfer offices. Experience working with faculty principal investigators, and research labs.
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