University of Rochester - Center for Translational Neuromedicine
Location: Rochester, New York
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Higher Education Institution
The University of Rochester is proud to offer a very comprehensive benefit package including Medical, Dental, Vision, PTO, Paid Holidays, Tuition Reimbursement and much more. In regard to the Director of Therapeutic Drug Commercialization, relocation support is available for those living outside of the Western – Central NY region.
Internal Number: 243320
For the last century, the University of Rochester has excelled in preparing lifelong learners who lead the way in global healthcare, research, and education. Our interrelated missions of patient care, education, research, and community health ensure we deliver innovative, compassionate and patient-centered care to all.
The University of Rochester’s Center for Translational Neuromedicine is now in search of a Director of Therapeutic Drug Commercialization.The Center for Translational Neuromedicine (CTN) focuses on the development of new approaches for treating neurological diseases, primarily using cell and gene therapy. The research performed in the Center has led to novel therapies and has supported advancements in the biotechnology industry.
The Director of Therapeutic Drug Commercialization will play a leadership role in the CTN, advancing new medicines from research to investigation, manufacturing and clinical trials. The Director will establish innovative research partnerships between the University/CTN and outside entities in the area of cell and/or gene therapies. It is essential that the Director understand the process of translating scientific research into commercialized products.
Key responsibilities include:
Developing and cultivating relationships with potential customers including those in the academic, non-profit/foundation, government, and biopharmaceutical sectors. Attract new sponsored research to the CTN and create mutually-beneficial models for University / industry partnerships.
Liaising with UR Ventures to ensure proper patent protection of CTN’s intellectual property. This includes monitoring new cellular therapeutic research, reporting new invention disclosures, and communicating research findings to UR Ventures and outside patent counsel.
Collaboration with CTN leadership, UR Ventures and other areas of the University to develop the infrastructure and resources needed to support CTN’s cell and gene research and clinical trials.
Monitoring project scopes, resources and contractual agreements. Prepares forecasts, timeframes, resource requirements, milestones and deliverables for projects.
At least 8 years’ experience in an area such as Clinical Research, Pharmaceutical Development, Medical Device Development or related industry.
Knowledge of clinical trials to effectively interface with biopharma, R&D, Clinicians or Investigators.
Understanding of US and foreign therapeutics’ regulatory requirements, approval processes and patent laws.
Strong relationship building skills, to cultivate relationships within the industry, academic peer groups and functional areas.
Minimally, a Bachelor’s degree in Health or Life Sciences field; Masters or higher preferred
About University of Rochester - Center for Translational Neuromedicine
Founded in 1850, the University of Rochester is one of the nation’s leading research universities and is the cultural, artistic, healthcare, and educational leader for the region. The University is home to nearly 12,000 students and 3,900 full- and part-time faculty, who serve the university’s teaching, research, and clinical missions in eight schools and colleges and its renowned medical center.
The University of Rochester has a long tradition of breaking boundaries—always pushing and questioning, learning and unlearning. We transform ideas into enterprises that create value and make the world ever better. The University’s academic programs are delivered through seven units:
•Arts, Sciences & Engineering
•The Eastman School of Music
•The School of Medicine and Dentistry
•The School of Nursing
•The Eastman Institute for Oral Health
•The Simon Business School
•The Warner School of Education