Are you a highly motivated, experienced researcher looking for non-traditional post-doc opportunities? Are you interested in a career in fostering academic innovation and technology transfer but not sure how to make the transition from the bench?
At the Knight Cancer Institute Cancer Early Detection Advanced Research center (CEDAR), we are working to detect lethal cancer at its earliest stages. To meet this mission, we are focused on three broad societal goals: maintaining high quality of life and reducing cancer mortality, creating a global early detection community, and having a positive impact on the cancer economy. To achieve these goals we must translate our discoveries to the clinic and marketplace and we must train people for careers in early detection that span academia and beyond. We know that PhD students move on to many different careers beyond academia. We see an opportunity for training beyond bench work within the CEDAR ecosystem that will help students make a transition from PhD work to fulfilling careers that utilize the skills they gained from the PhD in novel ways.
Currently, we are seeking candidates with strong scientific background who will thrive in our highly collaborative matrixed organization and are interested in Technology Transfer. The Technology Transfer Fellow will work in one of the follow areas:
Intellectual property and patent development including working with project teams to determine pathways to putting ideas into practice for patent applications
CEDAR Clinical Validation Program: An effort designed to help projects transition from basic research to clinical trials
CEDAR industry partnerships: Working with CEDAR teams and industry partners to collaborate on innovative new science
CEDAR Start-up accelerator: An effort design to help projects transition from basic research to start up companies
Mentors to the fellow include:
Sadik Esener , CEDAR Director: Has started >15 companies from academic research and leads our innovation and translation efforts
Bree Mitchell , CEDAR Executive Director: Leading the CEDAR Clinical Validation Program. Has expertise in biomarker discovery, developing industry relationships, product management, and marketing.
Eugene Tu , CEDAR Translational Specialist: Leading the CEDAR start-up Accelerator. Gene deep experience with patents, start-up companies and translation of ideas
Bruce Branchaud , CEDAR Distinguished Scientist: Recently named a fellow of the national Academy of Inventors, a UO Emeritus faculty with significant industry, patent and start up experience.
Julia Ronlov , Knight Cancer Institute Director of Strategic Partnerships: Experience in developing and leading academic/industry partnerships and experience with venture capital.
This is a 1 year position with the possibility for an additional year renewal. To apply, please submit your Cover letter and CV. In you cover letter please indicate which of the 4 areas interest you most .
The OHSU Fellowship for Diversity in Research seeks to address the need for increased representation of minoritized races/ethnicities in STEM at the postdoctoral level. Eligible candidates are encouraged to apply. Visit www.ohsu.edu/ofdir for more information.
Scientific Program Management: Assists in developing and implementing programs to support innovation and commercialization training opportunities.
Depending upon interests and needs at hiring perform one or more of the following:
Patent Development: Work with project teams to determine pathways to putting ideas into practice for patent applications. Work closely with the technology transfer office technology management team to identify upcoming patent deadlines and needs for filing. Translate that information to project teams and ensure experimental plans are in place to generate the necessary data for patent filing. Sheppard the patent filing process in collaboration with technology transfer.
CEDAR Clinical Validation Program: Work with Clinical validation program teams and advisers to facilitate development and implementation of project plans that move projects from basic research to clinical readiness.
CEDAR industry partnerships: Foster existing partnerships by developing relationships with industry partners and serving as a bridge between industry partners and CEDAR project teams. Ensure good working relationships between groups and serve as a steward for contracts and project planning. Facilitate the development of new industry partners by working with CEDAR and Knight leaders to identify key partnership needs and establish relationships with key potential partners.
CEDAR Start-up accelerator: Help teams define product-market fit through analysis of competitors and markets, customer discovery interviews, and intellectual property assessment.
Duties as assigned.
PhD or MD/PhD in basic sciences, or engineering, or computational fields
No more than 3 years postdoc experience
Demonstrated interest in technology transfer or intellectual property
Willing to learn and ability to be flexible in a highly dynamic environment
Comfortable with ambiguity
Must be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines
Advanced organizational skills that includes prioritization, multi-tasking and ability to flex workload to adapt to changing priorities and organizational needs
Must have excellent communication, analytical and organizational skills: both written and verbal
Ability to work independently and as part of a team while being collaborative in resolving problems
Must possess energy and drive to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously
Ability to use tact and diplomacy to maintain effective working relationships with a wide range of staff and external audiences
Preference for a previous internship within a technology transfer office (OHSU or elsewhere)
To apply, please submit your Cover letter and CV. In you cover letter please indicate which of the 4 areas interest you most.
Every Knight Cancer employee is expected to embody our guiding principles:
We act BOLDLYBreakthroughs require pushing the boundaries of science, exploring new frontiers, and thinking differently
We SUPPORT each otherRespect leads to trust, which leads to excellence
We work as a CONNECTED team We must leverage our collective brain power to conquer cancer because no one individual can do it alone
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