Assistant Professor - Neuroscience

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

ID: 7058004 (Ref.No. 310971KLR)
Posted: June 14, 2019
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Baylor ( is recognized as one of the nation’s premier academic health science centers and is known for excellence in education, research, and healthcare and community service. Located in the heart of the world's largest medical center (Texas Medical Center), Baylor is affiliated with multiple educational, healthcare and research affiliates (Baylor Affiliates).

Job Summary: The Director of Business Development will report to the director of the NRI and will support innovation on the NRI campus by providing an outstanding infrastructure for effective identification and management of new individual and program project-type grants at the federal, state, and foundation levels; for the assessment of associated intellectual property; for improved academic-industry relations, and other partnerships. The Director of Business Development position will identify and establish relationships with industry representatives to create new alliances on a broad, interdisciplinary scale, working in concert with Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital.

The position will also carry the responsibility of working closely with all NRI faculty, with the Department of Neuroscience at Baylor College of Medicine, other Baylor departments, the Baylor Licensing Group, and Research Administration at Texas Children’s Hospital. The Director of Business Development will also serve as an ambassador to pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, aiding the procurement of information, reagents, and other materials needed to accelerate research at the NRI.

Required Qualifications: Advanced degree in science with strong leadership, management, and communication skills required. Ability to work collaboratively in sensitive situations; to assess innovations; and to understand life- science technologies and their real world, commercial applications required. Outstanding written and verbal communication skills and familiarity with legal language required. Strong interpersonal skills, negotiation skills, and strategic thinking are also required. Experience with technology tools and software for use in office and portfolio management required.

License and research contract negotiation at a senior level preferred. Familiarity with intellectual property, licensing, research and material transfer agreements, industry collaborations, and federal, state, local and non-profit grants and contracts preferred. Contacts in the biotechnology, medical device/diagnostics, and pharmaceutical arenas a plus.

Diversity among Baylor’s students, trainees, faculty and staff is a prerequisite to accomplishing Baylor’s institutional mission, and to maintaining the highest standards in training for healthcare providers and biomedical scientists, scientific innovation, and patient-centered care. Baylor is committed to ensuring equal opportunity for all qualified persons without taking into account race, color, national origin, creed, sex, sexual orientation, ancestry, age, veteran status or disability unrelated to job requirements.


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