At UPMC Enterprises, Translational Science, the Manager will work closely with the Director/VP in the respective strategic area to evaluate, perform diligence and, when necessary, develop a business-case for project proposals to support investment decision-making. For funded proposals, they will work with both internal and external team members to generate detailed project plans, timelines and budgets to maximize the probability of success in translating scientific discoveries into a commercial product for approval, licensing or acquisition. When the proposal necessitates the formation of a new company, this individual will also be responsible for managing the business-related startup activities until the company is fully operational at which time, they will transition the external responsibilities.
-Bachelor's degree required, life sciences field preferred. MS, MBA, or PhD preferred
-PMP certification preferred
-4 years of relevant professional experience in venture capital, business development, and/or strategy required.
-Advanced degrees will be considered in lieu of experience.
-1 year of experience in managing life science projects with demonstrated history of success preferred
-Demonstrated experience managing in a cross-functional matrix preferred
-Demonstrated history of management, project planning and reporting, problem solving, organizational, and negotiation skills preferred
-Demonstrated ability to communicate (both in writing and orally) complicated scientific or medical information to a broad audience including C-Level executives preferred
-Knowledge and experience in pharmaceuticals, diagnostics or device development processes, lifecycles, and best practices preferred
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UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran