BioHealth Job Opportunities
BioHealth Innovation, Inc. (BHI), a Montgomery County innovation intermediary which translates market-relevant research into commercial success by bringing together among other things management, funding, and markets, is seeking an experienced life science professional with entrepreneurial experience to serve as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR).
BioHealth Innovation, Inc. (BHI), a Montgomery County, Maryland innovation intermediary which translates market-relevant research into commercial success by bringing together among other things management, funding, and markets, is seeking an experienced life science professional with entrepreneurial experience to serve as its Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR) financially supported by the China Fortune Land Development Company, LTD (CFLD), focused on advancing China-U.S. partnerships. The EIR will collaborate with a life science commercialization expert who has an interest in relocating to the Peptide Valley to assist CFLD in Chinese life science commercialization. BHI will work with the CFLD EIR on this recruitment as well as provide training to them. The EIR will lead in the scouting of technologies in both markets with a preliminary focus on therapeutic vaccines, antibodies, medical devices, proteins and peptides and diagnostics. Further, the EIR will build partnerships in life science hubs in the U.S. and China which support the progression of these technologies for manufacturing or at the preclinical testing stage of development, the primary focus of the Peptide Valley. This EIR will evaluate life science technologies in both markets, provide a strategic plan for start-up companies, advise on opportunities for new ventures, and lead the commercial strategy for mature assets. The EIR will oversee primary and secondary research and will provide strategic recommendations and insights on the direction of potential assets that have potential for Chinese commercialization in the Peptide Valley or other CFLD research parks.
The OTC was established to provide in-house technology commercialization capability to complement the research administrative support services provided to the University's research community. The Intellectual Property Associate is responsible for working with OTC staff in maintaining appropriate intellectual property protection by: assisting in all procedural and substantive matters associated with the filing, maintenance and protection of intellectual property, and monitoring the database for accuracy and integrity so deadlines can be satisfied. The Intellectual Property Associate reports to the Senior Intellectual Property Manager. The Intellectual Property Associate should have thorough knowledge and experience with procedures and regulations of the patent prosecution process, knowledge of docketing procedures, strong organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to multi-task, and be flexible. The ideal candidate should be a self-starter and team player and with demonstrated ability to work independently and show initiative with little or no supervision.
The Director, AMS provides overall leadership, management, coordination and strategic direction for the ATCC Microbiology Systems business unit of ATCC. AMS is focused on the development of innovative products and reference standards for use in microbiological-based infectious disease research and industrial applications. As a member of the ATCC Senior Management Team the Director, AMS will also have a direct impact on the management of the ATCC organization. The incumbent is responsible for AMS on a P&L basis and will work cross-functionally within ATCC to ensure that business unit revenue goals are met. This position is also accountable for setting developmental program initiatives, creating external partnerships that facilitate ATCC as a go-to partner for biodeposit and standards development, and implementing programs to deliver on agreed objectives for the AMS business unit. The Director, AMS is responsible for the overall success of the product development process within the AMS business unit including the on-time, on-target and on-budget launch of new products. The incumbent actively supports, complies with and enforces all ATCC corporate policies and procedures.
The incumbent will be responsible for commercializing inventions made as a result of the research conducted at UMBC. Specific duties includes: evaluating invention disclosures for patentability and commercial potential; making recommendations regarding the filing of patent applications; securing intellectual property protection by filing provisional applications and working with outside counsel to file and maintain utility for selected disclosures; marketing intellectual property to find companies interested in taking a license; negotiating license agreements and other technology commercialization activity; developing business plans and other commercialization strategies for UMBC inventions; advising faculty, students, and staff on intellectual property matters; educating faculty about the technology transfer process; working to ensure compliance with research agreements, federal guidelines, and other obligations that UMBC has with respect to inventions created as part of UMBC's research enterprise; and performing other duties as assigned by the Director of OTD.
The Vice President, Operations will provide leadership, direction and oversight to the manufacturing, inventory/repository and distribution of cultures and other biological products. This position will participate in ATCC's strategic planning process. The Vice President oversees the management of the facilities, engineering, materials management, and planning operations. The Vice President ensures ATCC maintains robust and compliant Quality Assurance, Regulatory Compliance and Laboratory Testing Services operations. As a member of the Senior Management Team, this individual will participate in the annual strategic planning and budgeting processes, as well as regular management meetings. The incumbent actively supports, complies with and enforces all ATCC corporate policies and procedures.
The Portfolio Director is a senior licensing professional within the office of Johns Hopkins Technology Transfer (JHTT) who is responsible for managing a portfolio of invention. A Portfolio Director will manage a team of licensing professionals and provide scientific, intellectual property, licensing and marketing expertise, mentorship, team building for members working within the portfolio and across portfolios, educational outreach, relationship management, organizational and communication skills to commercialize inventions resulting from research at Johns Hopkins University. This position reports to the JHTT Executive Director.
- Work closely with the CEO, as well as other members of Brace's management team on developing and implementing scientific and corporate strategy;
- With assistance from the management team, oversee and add value to the day-to-day efforts of Brace, especially business development activities, general business issues, marketing analyses, technology implementation, and other functions;
- Identify investment opportunities which fit the strategy of Brace Pharmaceuticals;
- Coordinate and perform due diligence of potential investment opportunities and execute the transactions;
- Control and follow up the Brace investments to ensure that the agreed objectives are met and business is performed within the established guidelines;
- Draft analyses for submission to CEO and Directors;
- Prepare scientific and business presentation for the company;
- Assist in the recruitment of staff, including assistants and managers;
- Help maintain new strategic partnerships, scientific collaborations, and investor relationships;
- Assist with technology licensing efforts and help Brace advance programs;
- Act as a public relations person for Brace Pharmaceuticals, and represent Company in events and conferences;
Maryland Industrial Partnerships (MIPS) promotes the development and commercialization of products and processes through industry/university research partnerships. MIPS provides matching funds to help Maryland companies pay for the university research. Projects are initiated by the companies to meet their own research and development goals.
The Life Sciences Manager is responsible for connecting Maryland companies to faculty and researchers in University System of Maryland institutions, plus St. Mary's College of Maryland, and Morgan State University to address corporate technology development needs. The Manager facilitates the creation of academic-industrial R&D partnerships through the MIPS program, with a particular emphasis on biotechnology, medical and other life sciences. The Manager evaluates proposals on an ongoing basis and acts as a technical coordinator for the MIPS program by identifying the technical reviewers for proposals. Additionally, the Manager coordinates the economic development reviews on MIPS proposals and implements existing MIPS concepts, processes, tools and other procedures necessary to evaluate and monitor ongoing projects, and develop improved capabilities therein.
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