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Program Director

Position Information

Position Information

Date Posted 08/31/2017
Open Until Filled No
Anticipated Application Deadline (Close date) 10/30/2017
Working Title Program Director
Job Classification Administrator IV
Department Name 23301-Bioengineering
Job Type Staff
Position Number 0132113
Hiring Range TBD based on qualifications
Position Description

The University of Pittsburgh is seeking a Program Director. This is a senior-level position as the Director of the Coulter Translational Partnership II (TPII) Program housed in the Department of Bioengineering. The overall responsibilities include increasing the quantity and quality of translational research and its outputs in medical devices and related health science therapies and to enhance collaboration in these areas within the Swanson School of Engineering, Schools of Health Sciences, Katz School of Business, the School of Law, and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

The Director develops and implements the best practices in the management and commercialization of medical technologies generated by the University faculty within the Coulter TPII Program. The Director works with faculty to develop and manage a portfolio of focused medical technologies and is primarily responsible for evaluating technologies for marketability, guiding technologies through regulatory compliance, implementing strategies for optimizing reimbursement, developing and executing commercialization strategies, and actively marketing discoveries to industry. Finally, the Director is involved in educating students and faculty as needed regarding medical translational research, as well its licensing and commercialization aspects in conjunction with the Innovation Institute.

Education Required Master's
Minimum Related Experience Level Required 10+ years experience
Additional Education and/or Experience Essential to the Position

MBA or Higher
Over 10 years’ business development and economic development experience focused on life sciences or healthcare technology. Must have the ability to cross the barriers of science, intellectual property law, finance, business planning, marketing, regulatory, and reimbursement among others, to effectively drive commercial innovation into the marketplace. Must have ability to formulate and close corporate deals and exhibit entrepreneurial and exceptional interpersonal skills. General knowledge about technology transfer and commercialization, patent and copyright process as it relates to early-stage technical inventions is required. Strong oral and written communication skills and the ability to work on multiple, complex transactions are essential.

Required Licenses/Certifications
Child Protection Clearances

The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.

Background Check For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check.
Assignment Category Regular, Full-Time
Percent Effort 100
Scheduled Work Hours 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
If Varied Work Schedule, Please Specify
If Part Time, Actual Standard Weekly Hours
Campus Pittsburgh
University Benefits

The University offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package for all full-time and part-time regular employees including:

• Education benefits and a retirement plan with employer match

• Group medical insurance, life insurance, and optional vision and dental insurance

• Free transit service within Allegheny County for employees of the Oakland campus (Port Authority Transit)

• Time off benefits including vacation, sick and personal time

For more information regarding the University’s benefits package, please visit

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a master's degree or higher or will have completed one by the end of this current term?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * How did you hear of this position at the University of Pittsburgh?
    • Career Development Center (CDC)
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Commonwealth Workforce Development System (Formerly PA CareerLink)
    • Currently a University Employee
    • Pitt Career Services
    • Pittsburgh Post Gazette
    • Pittsburgh Technology Council
    • PittSource Search
    • Referral (Friend, University Employee, etc.), please specify below
    • Internet Search
    • Other: (Please specify below)
  3. * Please specify from above (if applicable):

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents