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Innovation Project Manager
PIVOT Center at the University of Utah PIVOT Center is looking for a highly motivated person to serve as an Innovation Project Manager – to direct assessment and development activities for various opportunities. Under minimal supervision, the Innovation Project Manager will be responsible for communicating with internal and external staff and stakeholders, developing and monitoring project timelines and outcomes, and communicating and tracking next steps. Strong attention to detail and focus on strategy and implementation required.
PIVOT Center at the University of Utah PIVOT Center is looking for a highly motivated person to serve as a Contract Manager – to provide support to the research community. The Contract Manager will be responsible for drafting and negotiating confidentiality and material transfer agreements, providing internal and external customer service, and ensuring adherence with University policies and state procurements rules and regulations. The Contract Manager will oversee multiple negotiations simultaneously, requiring exceptional time management, critical thinking, and organization skills.
PIVOT Center at the University of Utah PIVOT Center is looking for a highly motivated person to serve as an Innovation Manager – Relationships – catalyzing innovation by building and maintaining relationships between PIVOT Center and its internal and external stakeholders, as well as ensuring continuity and quality of service. Under minimal supervision, the Innovation Manager – Relationships will be responsible for providing support and coordination to several programs, connecting external stakeholders with University employees and startup management, and providing support for opportunity assessment and development. The Innovation Manager will also serve as a liaison with subject matter experts, entrepreneurs, executives, and service providers. Strong attention to detail and focus on strategy and implementation required.
PIVOT Center at the University of Utah Business Intelligence Analysts play a valuable role by assisting in the analysis and commercialization of university technologies. To accomplish this task, the analyst will assist the Business Intelligence Director to utilize various databases to gather and interpret data, formulate reports and make recommendations. General responsibilities include
1. Manage creation and life cycle of Innovation Market reports for recently disclosed inventions from University researchers, including vetting value propositions, existing competitors and pipeline products;
2. Support for industry specific innovation centers by researching unmet needs and identifying potential funding opportunities to meet those needs. Will conduct additional research as guided by subject matter expert;
3. Create data pipeline for Therapeutics Accelerator, Orthopedic Accelerator, and Altitude Labs Biotech and Healthcare Incubator;
4. Support PIVOT staff in preparing University Startups to pitch for venture capital including conducting research on target market size, industry trends and competitive analysis;
5. Identify potential investors that have interests that match PIVOT Center’s portfolio and pipeline;
6. Assist in ad hoc analysis as PIVOT Center needs arise
An ideal analyst should have experience communicating orally and in writing in a professional environment. A background in business and/or science and engineering is preferred as it allows analysts to better understand, evaluate, and discuss candidate technologies. Additionally, strong research and critical thinking skills as well as the ability to process and disseminate information effectively would be beneficial.
Director of Venture Development
PIVOT Center at the University of Utah The Director of Venture Development oversees a broad complement of investment, education and related programs for faculty, students and University startup companies. This position plays a leadership role for programs including seed grants for technology commercialization, venture fund for investing in University startups, NSF’s iCorps program, in-residence programs and other related venture development programs. The Director of Venture Development serves as a member of PIVOT Center’s management team, reporting to the Deputy Director.
PIVOT Center at the University of Utah The Program Manager will work under the direction of PIVOT Center’s Sr. Director of Communications to create and run programs and ensure that requirements are met in a timely manner. Specifically, the key duties of the Program Manager include:
• Work closely with PIVOT senior team members and PIVOT stakeholders to plan and develop scope, deliverables, required resources, work plan, and timing for initiatives. • Develop and manage goals for program(s) and be accountable for delivering against established business goals/objectives. • Manage multiple, complex projects and meet deadlines. • Manage all aspects of events and programming related to assigned programs. • Analyze, evaluate, and produce presentations with findings for management and stakeholders. • Write clear program content that demonstrates an understanding of each program and its objectives. • Coordinate high-level engagements, develop agendas and presentation material. • Serve as department representative in addressing issues and questions related to the programs, which may include representing the department on various committees. • Communicate successfully with stakeholders to ensure productive meetings and balance of events and meetings. • Forecast, prepare or direct the preparation of the program budget and monitor expenditures. • Stay abreast of current issues, relevant programs or other related changes impacting the program(s) and make recommendations for improvement and compliance. • May develop systems and maintain records to support and advance the program. • Align with goals and objectives that are consistent with University of Utah’s policies. • Market and promote new and existing programs and services to internal and external stakeholders. • Facilitate cooperative and collaborative community and institutional relationships. • Attend weekly department meetings. • Work at on-site events and before/after normal business work hours.