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Application Review Date The First Review Date for this job is: March 21, 2019.
Position will remain open until filled.
Departmental Overview The IVRI (Immunotherapy and Vaccine Research institute) is a public-private partnership launched by UC Berkeley and Aduro Biotech to promote the application of immunology in the treatment and prevention of cancer, infectious disease, and other disorders. We aim to highlight past and future contributions of UC Berkeley immunology and vaccinology science to the treatment of diseases, and to promote engagement of funding partners, industry, the campus community, policymakers, and the public in the potential and impact of immunotherapeutics, vaccines, and UC Berkeley- led immune science.
Responsibilities We are looking for a Program Manager for IVRI. The position is located within the Henry Wheeler Center for Emerging and Neglected Diseases (CEND) and will be reporting to the Executive Director of CEND. The Program Manager will be responsible for coordinating the work and implementing the strategic goals of IVRI. The Program Manager will support collaboration between academic scientists and industry partners. He/She will help identify opportunities and execute setup and monitoring of collaborative projects, identify and help eliminate roadblocks and ensure excellent communication between all parties to keep projects moving forward. This may include, but is not limited to, soliciting and administrating proposals for research, facilitating the submission and review of proposals, following project progress, coordinating meetings between stakeholders, following-up on action items, and maintaining confidentiality. The Project Manager will also be involved in business development efforts to improve IVRI marketing and PR through the provision of informational materials, both in print and online, that communicate value and add and improve brand recognition. The project manager will also participate in efforts to identify and pursue additional partners and funding sources for IVRI. The role also may involve project management of any patent/licensing effort that may arise from the funded projects, and additional duties as assigned.
Project support and stakeholder communications: Provide project management support for existing and future projects funded by IVRI; ensure administrative processes run smoothly and communication is excellent; identify and help eliminate roadblocks. Maintain overview, keep track of processes and finances; ensure timely execution of agreements, funding of projects and reporting on completed projects
Analyzes project data and track progress: Stays up to date on status of projects, help foster scientific collaboration through meetings or other ways, frame and guide discussion; track resulting publications/intellectual property. Reports analysis to stakeholders summarizing progress on fundraising and research proposals.
Proactively participate in business development for IVRI: Develop branded marketing materials. Identify potential funding sources, and interact with potential partners. Research grant opportunities, and facilitate grant applications process, participating in assembly of grant documents and writing.. Using knowledge of strategic goals, identify new collaborative projects.
Understanding and communicating scientific backgrounds for proposals: Using scientific knowledge in preparing meeting agendas and communications with internal scientists and industry partners.
Bachelor's Degree in a in a scientific discipline or equivalent experience
Experience working with Academics and Researchers, understanding of the scientific process/funding sources.
Experience in Private-Public Partnerships
Ability to give a good sales pitch and participate in Business Development activities
Excellent communicator, people person, team player
How to Apply Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
Other Information This is a one year full-time position with the possibility of extension. Part-time applicants will be considered.
Conviction History Background This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
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