IP/Portfolio Management, Science/Research, Technology Transfer and Commercialization
Laboratory/Department: Office of Technology Development
Promotes and facilitates the transfer of technologies to the commercial sector so that the public can directly benefit from the creativity of our researchers.
Reporting to Sr. Director, Office of Technology Development (OTD), the Manager, OTD Business Operations directs all business operations within the Office of Technology Development. Oversees operational, financial and administrative functions to ensure efficient, effective and consistent operations. Develops and implements processes, procedures, programs and policies that support and enhance the department’s mission, ensures compliance, and facilitates accomplishment of goals. Handles financial transactions and tracks, monitors and reports on all financial activity of the department. Analyzes financial data and prepares financial models and plans, operating forecasts and department budget. Manages and supervises office staff responsible for business or accounting functions. Has primary responsibility for management of department’s existing accounting/financial/contract management enterprise software systems. Coordinates the development of and/or improvements to systems that are required to meet internal business and management needs and to comply with contractual arrangements. Serves as primary point of contact and Interacts on behalf of the department with external third parties with whom the department has a contractual or other business relationship as well as with internal personnel regarding OTD business matters. Demonstrates a strong work ethic, including professionalism, dependability, dedication, integrity, productivity, and accountability. Consistently delivers high quality work product and results.
A Master’s degree in Business Administration, Management, Accounting or related field is required.
10 years of professional experience in in financial management and/or business administration
8 years of experience in relevant business operations, process improvement, management and/or accounting/finance (employment and/or consulting)
Advanced knowledge of accounting-related enterprise software and Excel
Experience working effectively in or with higher education/academic institutions
Experience in organizational effectiveness and operations management, implementing best practices
Knowledge of software to quantify and illustrate financial reports, comparisons, impacts, and/or projections
Must be willing to work in an animal-related research environment.
Must be willing to work at a location away from the main campus (but within walking distance) and travel to and from campus as needed (parking is available at both locations).
Successful completion of the Institute’s background investigation.
Must sign a confidentiality agreement. Regularly handles confidential information including proprietary technical and commercial information that has commercial value and conflict of interest potential
This position required constant hearing, reading, reasoning, analyzing, communicating and working inside.
Additional Salary Information: Depending on Experience
The Salk Institute for Biological Studies is one of the world's preeminent basic research institutions, where internationally renowned faculty probe fundamental life science questions in a unique, collaborative, and creative environment. Focused on both discovery and mentoring future generations of researchers, Salk scientists make groundbreaking contributions to our understanding of cancer, aging..., Alzheimer's, diabetes, and cardiovascular disorders by studying neuroscience, genetics, cell and plant biology, and related disciplines.
Faculty achievements have been recognized with numerous honors, including Nobel Prizes and memberships in the National Academy of Sciences. Founded in 1960 by polio vaccine pioneer Jonas Salk, M.D., the Institute is an independent nonprofit organization and architectural landmark.