Entrepreneur in Residence, Research and Development - Office of the Vice Provost for Innovation
Location: Medford, Massachusetts
Internal Number: 18699
The Office of the Vice Provost for Innovation (OVPI) is responsible for harnessing the innovative power of the Tufts community to develop strategic and new business opportunities for research, scholarship and education. The primary mission is to provide business development services for the University and includes key efforts focused on Innovation Community and Brand Development, Network Development (Internal & External), Innovation Infrastructure (Physical and Digital), Global Initiatives and International Strategy, Online, Hybrid, and Life-long Learning and other advisory services.
What You'll Do
There are 3 positions avaiable.
The Entrepreneur in Residence, Research and Development is responsible for leading the commercial development of technologies in the Tufts University-affiliated Cellular Agriculture Development Laboratory. Works closely with the academic faculty at the university to identify, de-risk, and advance proof-of-concept technologies deemed to have strong potential for commercial success in the field of cellular agriculture and cultured meat. Responsible for developing and implementing strategies for commercializing these technologies while managing the technical, financial and administrative aspects of the laboratory.
Works with Tufts faculty to identify intellectual property (IP) for commercialization and creates technical roadmaps
Leads the scientific discovery efforts of the Cellular Agriculture Development Laboratory, including developing novel cellular agriculture technologies as well as enabling research tools and capacities
Leads and coordinates research and development to de-risk cell-cultured meat technologies at the Cellular Agriculture Development Laboratory
Develops and implements strategies for organizational efficiency and success
Works with external partners (e.g., industry, other academics, government organizations) to advance the laboratory’s efforts
Communicates the laboratory’s mission, objectives and progress to external stakeholders (e.g., investors, the media, strategic partners, general public)
Leads the management team and provides guidance and support to staff
What We're Looking For
Knowledge and skills as typically acquired through completion of a PhD in a field relevant to cell-cultured meat and cellular agriculture, such as biology, biotechnology, or food science
Extensive experience in research and development, with a focus on cell-cultured meat technologies
Strong leadership skills and experience developing and managing research projects
Excellent communication (written, technical, and oral) and interpersonal skills
Ability to work collaboratively with academic faculty and external partners
Experience in developing novel intellectual property (IP) and enabling research capacities
Experience in industry (or in commercializing research) is a plus
Minimum $161,300.00, Midpoint $201,650.00, Maximum $242,000.00
Salary is based on related experience, expertise, and internal equity; generally, new hires can expect pay between the minimum and midpoint of the range.
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