Job #: G827
Posted Date: December 17, 2019
Closes On: Open Until Filled
Job Title: Vice President, Innovation & Commercialization
Status: Regular Full Time
Benefits Eligible: Yes
No submissions from search firms/agencies/consultants for this position will be accepted.
Reporting to the President, the Vice President (VP), Innovation & Commercialization will be responsible for facilitating Salk’s foundational biological science research mission by providing vision and leadership in efforts to advance, disseminate and commercialize Salk discoveries through the formation of strategic partnerships, collaborations and Institute-wide alliances.
The ideal incumbent will have broad generalist knowledge and experience that allows for orthogonal innovation pathways to take basic discoveries into various application domains. Ideally these would span across biology, molecular, cell and organ/physiology levels, ecosystems, quantitative methods in sensing, imaging, actuation, design, quality control, medicinal chemistry, regulatory matters and international variations, technology or engineering for diagnostics and POC devices, disposables, computational and pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic modeling, etc.
The VP will have executive or senior-level leadership experience in pharma, biotech or a similar industry, experience in academia, and a proven track record of identifying and closing successful business transactions. The executive will demonstrate an understanding of, a genuine passion for, and the ability to compellingly translate the Institute’s complex, cutting-edge biomedical research to a broad range of audiences.
The VP must be a collaborative, innovative, imaginative and creative deal-maker with an entrepreneurial spirit, well-connected, and a tenacious self-starter with the ability to plan and act strategically. At all times, it is incumbent upon the VP to align all of their actions with the Salk mission and represent that alignment to external constituents. In doing so, this VP will remain cognizant that while revenue is a goal, scientific discovery is the core mission, which will be key to structuring transactions and making decisions involving intellectual property.
Through well-defined initiatives and effective partnerships, this role presents an opportunity to design and deliver a transformative and strategic function that values and supports principles that are consistent across the organization in support of Salk’s mission to explore the very foundations of life through scientific discovery for the benefit of all. Facilitating the translation and commercialization of Salk discoveries enables people to avail themselves of this benefit.
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Salk provides a competitive compensation and benefits package.
This position requires constant adjusting focus, grasping, keying, hearing, seeing, sitting, talking, analyzing, calculating, communicating, reading, reasoning, writing and working inside.
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