Associate Director Innovation | WF Innovations Business Dev

Wake Forest Baptist Health
Job Title: Associate Director Innovation
Job ID: 4613
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Job Category: Professional / Management
Winston-Salem, NCProfessional / Management, Medical, Healthcare10/18/2013Wake Forest Innovations Business DevelopmentFull-time regular, 40 hours/weekSpecific experience in any or all of the following science arenas: 1) Neuroscience, 2) Cancer Biology / Oncology, 3) Material Technologies and / or 4) Immunology.Job Summary: Senior Scientist/Entrepreneur that...

Job Description

Wake Forest Innovations Business Development

Full-time regular, 40 hours/week

Specific experience in any or all of the following science arenas: 1) Neuroscience, 2) Cancer Biology / Oncology, 3) Material Technologies and / or 4) Immunology.

Job Summary: Senior Scientist/Entrepreneur that engages, facilitates, promotes and supports the identification and development of innovative products and intellectual property.

Education / Experience: Bachelors degree in a scientific or engineering field is required with a minimum of 7 years of experience and 10 years is preferred. A proven track-record of product innovation and product development is a must.

Reports To: Director Innovation Team

Licensure, Certification and / or Registration: none

Essential Functions:

1. Actively engages and assists in resource identification and leadership for faculty to develop, nurture, and fund projects leading to innovative products and/or intellectual property.
2. Provide expert problem solving assistance with complex and/or translational projects.
3. Perform feasibility, industry, market, and competitive analysis as required to analyze both internal and external opportunities.
4. Work with various levels of the academic and clinical enterprise (faculty, project teams, departments, centers and institutes, WF leadership) to identify new product and licensing opportunities.
5. Identify and propose new product and licensing opportunities.
6. Function as a business development liaison for outside corporate collaborators and/or early-stage funders.
7. Work with marketing group to develop effective marketing materials and programming.
8. Work with the licensing and commercialization to develop projects with this highest likelihood of success.

Skills and Qualifications:

Ability to engage with, and gain the confidence of, Wake Forest faculty and other investigators.
Demonstrated expertise to translate research into innovative products.
Extensive hands-on experience with biomedical research.
Expertise and hands-on experience in entrepreneurship with experience in feasibility analysis, development of business plans, and using financing vehicles.
Knowledge of strategic marketing, business-to-business marketing and tactical marketing techniques.
Knowledge of business development and product management in high tech fields (especially bioscience).
Excellent presentation, communication, and negotiation skills.
Expertise in university technology transfer, intellectual property, and licensing is essential.

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