Northwestern University Opportunity (Job ID 30082):
The mission of the Chicago Biomedical Consortium is to stimulate collaboration among scientists at Northwestern University, the University of Chicago, and the University of Illinois at Chicago that will transform research at the frontiers of biomedicine. The CBC will:
- Stimulate research and education that bridge institutional boundaries
- Enable collaborative and interdisciplinary research that is beyond the range of a single institution
- Mentor and develop a strong cadre of biomedical leaders, researchers, and entrepreneurs in Chicago
- Enhance and promote the development of the biomedical ecosystem in Chicago
- Facilitate development of therapeutics that will, over the long term, improve the health of citizens of Chicago and beyond.
Currently, we have a career opportunity as an Executive Director, Chicago Biomedical Consortium (Evanston Campus).
The Chicago Biomedical Consortium (CBC) Executive Director will build on CBC's foundation of success and lead its expanded efforts to strengthen the Chicago biotech community and foster the translation of university research into the marketplace.
The CBC Executive Director (ED) will provide managerial leadership to the CBC. The ED will be responsible for implementing new award programs reflecting the CBC's expanded emphasis on translational research and commercialization and will launch several major initiatives. The ED will build new partnerships with leaders of the local and national pharmaceutical and biomedical industries, and maintain close ties to the CBC's diverse stakeholders and contacts, including scientists and administrative officers at the member universities; current and potential donors; members of the CBC governing boards and program advisory committees; and leaders of regional/national scientific organizations. The ED reports to the Provosts and Scientific Directors of Northwestern University, The University of Chicago, and the University of Illinois at Chicago.
- Build strong, mutually beneficial relationships between CBC and the biotech industry (both local and national).
- Build and maintain relationships with entities in the local biotech community (e.g. iBIO, MATTER).
- Identify and recruit members of oversight, review, and advisory boards, especially participants from industry.
- Build an expanded communications and public relations plan.
- Work with universities, community leaders, and CBC staff to develop and refine new programs focused on translational science and commercialization/entrepreneurship.
- Work with FSG Consulting to develop performance metrics for CBC programs.
Fundraising and Finances:
- Engage a consultant to conduct an analysis of the feasibility of CBC becoming an independent 501c3 organization.
- Develop and implement a fund-raising effort, either in concert with university development offices, or as an independent organization.
- Monitor CBC's financial affairs.
- Maintain CBC's strong record of effective administration and collaborative interactions with the participating universities.
- Maintain close ties with scientists and administrators at member universities.
- Advise and supervise CBC staff at three or more locations.
- Recruit an Associate Director for Translation Activities to facilitate and administer programs focused on commercialization and entrepreneurship.
- Submit regular updates and reports of CBC performance to governing boards, and arrange for regular meetings of governing boards.
Additional responsibilities as required
- Successful completion of a full course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent medical science degree.
- Prior experience in biomedical research.
- Business-relevant experience and strong ties to the biotechnology, venture capital, and pharmaceutical communities.
- Significant management experience with expertise in dealing with diverse constituencies.
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Team building and leadership.
- Excellent collaborative skills.
Preferred Qualifications: (Education and experience)
- Familiarity with at least one of the CBC universities.
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
- Well-established network of contacts in the biotech entrepreneurial community.
For consideration, please click on the link below. You will be directed to Northwestern University's electronic recruiting system, eRecruit, where you will apply for current openings. Once you apply, you will receive an email confirming submission of your resume. For all resumes received, if there is interest in your candidacy, the human resources recruiter or the department hiring manager will contact you. Job Opening ID number for this position is 30082
As per Northwestern University policy, this position requires a criminal background check. Successful applicants will need to submit to a criminal background check prior to employment.
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.