MTM Program Director (0378U) - Dept of Bioengineering
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Berkeley Engineering is among the top three engineering schools in the United States, and is the second largest college at UC Berkeley. The Department of Bioengineering, established in 1998 and now ranked among the top ten bioengineering programs by the National Research Council, is the newest Department in the College of Engineering and hosts a vibrant and growing community of faculty and students. The Bioengineering community consists of almost 800 students, 45 department faculty plus over 100 affiliates on two campuses (Berkeley and UCSF), and is associated with numerous interdisciplinary research initiatives spanning a number of colleges on several campuses.
The health and life sciences are in the midst of a profound revolution triggered by new and fundamental advances in fields as diverse as molecular/cellular biology and information technology. New technologies, new health care policies, and the global pandemic have all increased the demand for better medical devices, diagnostics, and therapeutics. The Masters of Translational Medicine (MTM) Program is designed for engineers, scientists and clinicians who seek to bring innovative treatments and devices into clinical use. The curriculum includes cross-cutting material in the translational aspects of therapeutic science and the principles of engineering design.
The responsibilities of the Director include the oversight of all strategic planning, program development, academic affairs, budget matters, and research initiatives under the scope of the MTM Program. At a high level, this program seeks to develop leaders who will create and drive the solutions to today's most pressing health problems by providing graduate education biotechnology, clinical skills, technology translation, technology management, innovation, and entrepreneurship. This position will also take a lead role in establishing connections to the biotech and medical industries to assist program graduates in technology translation and career placement.
Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: June 13, 2022 - Open Until Filled
60% Direct and administer an independent program with administrative and programmatic responsibility.
- Coordinate efforts at both Berkeley and UCSF to ensure a unified, collaborative experience for joint-campus graduate program.
- Provide intellectual leadership in curriculum development.
- Work with campus and industry partners to develop project opportunities to support student education.
- Monitor student progress on external projects and provide guidance for success.
- Assist in integrating external project work with coursework to achieve students' educational goals.
- Direct program budgeting and accounting processes to support financial infrastructure of program on both campuses.
- Assess program's effectiveness, and recommends changes to program's content, policies and procedures accordingly.
- Work with students and internal and external partners to generate successful career outcomes for graduates.
20% Identify and cultivate new industrial partnerships and funding opportunities.
- Oversee ongoing collaboration between industry and government sponsors and multi-campus partners to deliver specific products or outcomes.
- Represent the organization in working with funding agencies and sponsors, developing financial resources and programs.
15% Assists in developing research, participates in professional conferences, and provides public relations support.
- Promote program to prospective students, investigators and industry partners.
- Oversee communication, marketing, and outreach efforts.
5% Serve on committees representing the program, participating in short term and long term planning and reviews.
- Work with campus and UC system leadership to maintain administrative relationships and funding.
- Advanced degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
- Academic background and experience in selected area of research.
- Executive business management experience in academic, gov't, and/or medical- or science-related industries. Advanced oral and written communication skills.
- Ability to communicate highly technical concepts to a broad community of researchers and scientists, industrial partners, program managers, funding agencies, media, and center managers.
- Advanced ability to think creatively and independently on concepts requiring advanced analytical skills.
- Advanced interpersonal skills and ability to work with dynamic and diverse groups of faculty, staff, and students to achieve results. Demonstrated ability to curate a professional network relevant to health care innovation.
- Advanced ability to work collaboratively with internal and external peers and managers.
- Demonstrated cutting-edge research capabilities.
- Substantial professional experience in the biotech or medtech industries preferred.
Salary & Benefits
Salary is commensurate with experience.
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
This is a 100% FTE, one-year contract appointment.
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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