Reporting to the Director of Strategic Partnerships in the OHSU School of Medicine (SOM), this position is responsible for managing School of Medicine industry alliances as well as working to establish new ones. Industry alliances are a critical component of the OHSUs mission 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 OHSUs collaborative projects to a degree such that they 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 OHSU 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 OHSUs 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. 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 School of Medicine. 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 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.
PhD in life sciences or related field
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
Comfort with biology technologies and jargon
Demonstrated ability to form relationships with faculty, researchers, administrators, and industry staff and managers; and to use tact and diplomacy to maintain effective working relationships
Knowledge of medical and life sciences research, including publication and funding of research
Ability to manage high volume information flow of scientific collaborations in a very organized and timely manner
Ability to lead and manage complex, multi-institutional projects through to completion
Ability to prioritize multiple tasks at one time
Excellent communication, analytical and organizational skills: both written and verbal
Ability to work independently and as part of a team while being collaborative in resolving problems
Proficiency with computers and Microsoft applications (Excel, Outlook, Access, Word, PowerPoint)
Demonstrated excellent customer service skills both on the phone and in person
Must possess energy and drive to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously
Additional advanced degree (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
Strong background in genomics
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