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 Knights 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 Senior 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 Senior Alliance Manager must have sufficient knowledge and experience, both scientific and technical, to understand the Knights 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 Senior Alliance Manager will serve as OHSU Knight Cancer Institutes 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 Senior 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 Senior Alliance Manager will step in to help accomplish or oversee specific tasks on projects, to facilitate timely project completion.
The Senior Alliance Manager will also oversee the evaluation of significant emerging opportunities in the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute. The position will be responsible for acting as the project lead and project manager for large, multi-institutional, collaborative projects and ensuring that all stakeholders are appropriately updated and are able to provide ongoing feedback during the evaluation process. The Senior Alliance Manager must be able to gain an understanding of 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 teams knowledge and expertise, thereby allowing the process to result in a complete, integrated evaluation.
Every Knight Cancer employee is expected to embody our guiding principles:
We act BOLDLYBreakthroughs require pushing the boundaries of science, exploring new frontiers, and thinking differently
We SUPPORT each otherRespect leads to trust, which leads to excellence
We work as a CONNECTED team We must leverage our collective brain power to conquer cancer because no one individual can do it alone
Serve as the primary point of contact with external collaborative partners, and maintain effective and timely communications with and between diverse stakeholders at OHSU and at our partners. Initiate outreach and engagement with engage appropriate OHSU individuals and groups as partners and problem solvers to ensure that external organizations can productively collaborate with the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute.
Act as the project lead and manager for large, multi-institutional, collaborative projects. Oversee, manage and track all aspects of projects, including timelines, milestones, budgets, finances, legal agreements, and information flow. Identify and engage OHSU units as contributors to projects as needed. Lead interactions between all internal and external stakeholders to ensure effective functioning of the team.
Manage the evaluation of significant new opportunities for the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute. Ensure that all stakeholders are appropriately updated and are able to provide ongoing feedback during the evaluation process. Identify additional parties to participate in the process to fill gaps in the knowledge and expertise of the evaluation team.
Identify emerging opportunities for new collaborations and projects. Work with the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, OHSU Business Development and the OHSU Foundation to evaluate these opportunities and develop them if appropriate.
PhD in life sciences or related field and 7 years of relevant experience (or equivalency with more advanced degree/education)
3 years of experience in program management or relationship management, ideally in an industry setting; managing or coordinating large-scale projects
Experience with evaluation of proposed projects and new opportunities, including scientific, financial, technical, legal, and operational aspects
Research experience in the clinical or basic life sciences, including authorship on at least five publications
Experience with hosting visits by industry partners, and in initiating follow-up interactions.
Additional advanced degree (e.g. J.D., M.B.A.)
Experience working in a life sciences company (e.g., pharma, biotech, diagnostics, device)
Experience with cancer research, or other related research. Strong background in cancer biology and genomics.
Apply online. Please be sure to upload a Cover Letter and Resume/CV.
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