1. Pre-Proposals: In support of faculty considering submission of early stage technologies (pre-proposals): Assist in the evaluation and refinement of Yale innovations being considered as potential Blavatnik projects. Review pitch decks, coordinate with staff and consulting entrepreneurs-in-residence on the framing of commercialization opportunities, conduct market research using industry tools to assess markets and competitors. 2. Finalists: In support of faculty whose projects are selected as "Finalists": Work collaboratively and diplomatically with a small set of faculty investigators, Yale Ventures staff and consultants to prepare a detailed development proposal for board consideration. Work closely with subject matter experts on an expanded commercialization plan, including building a deeper picture of the competitive landscape, as well as furnishing a review of the data package to date. Help consolidate feedback from prospective investors to build one or more go-to-market strategies. 3. Active Projects: In support of faculty selected as recipients of Blavatnik funding: Working with just a few principal investigators, become a part of the on-the-ground development team in advancing high value technologies through external partner organizations. Facilitate strong relationships, unity and focus with managers, directors and team members to achieve project goals. Effectively communicate logical project phases to participants, identify obstacles, recommend and implement solutions. Support several projects and utilize team-building skills to facilitate timely completion of projects. 4. Track all projects and their associated deliverables using appropriate tools. Monitor and report on the progress of the project, including problems and solutions. Intervene where necessary to keep projects on track in consultation with staff and faculty principal investigators. 5. Provide detailed information and written reports for decision-making and feedback to staff and Blavatnik Fund board members. Compile and present status reports to management, keeping them abreast of projects with summary updates. 6. Present project detail/status to Yale Ventures staff and leadership at regular meetings when necessary. 7. May perform other duties as assigned.
Required Skill/ability 1: Critical/strategic thinking and problem-solving skills. Highly organized and detail oriented. Knowledge of MS Word, MS Excel and MS PowerPoint.
Required Skill/ability 2: Excellent written and oral communication skills with demonstrated ability to facilitate a team-based approach to complete projects with tact and diplomacy, while interacting with internal and external contacts and staff at all levels.
Required Skill/ability 3: Proven ability to work successfully within a team environment and as an individual contributor. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision. Ability to be flexible to adjust work schedule to allow for team priorities to be met.
Required Skill/ability 4: Demonstrated ability to manage several projects concurrently while balancing competing priorities and deadlines. Possess extreme flexibility in work focus. Proven ability to switch among several different projects without any adverse effects.
Required Skill/ability 5: Comfortable and confident enough to manage projects that are outside one's current area of expertise. Willing to learn new things and ask questions to obtain required information. Ability to redirect efforts to stay on course, resolve conflict and provide the voice of reason when necessary.
Preferred Education: Preferred candidates will possess at least one of following: PhD in life sciences/chem/pharm. sciences/data sciences; OR medical degree; OR MBA w/experience in evaluating life science or digital health commercialization opportunities Sufficient acumen in life sciences to effectively interface w/wide variety of faculty exploring novel concepts in therapy, diag., digital health and medical devices.
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
Posting Position Title: Fellow, Blavatnik
University Job Title: Blavatnik Fellow
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Preferred candidates will possess at least one of following: PhD in life sciences/chem/pharm. sciences/data sciences; OR medical degree; OR MBA w/experience in evaluating life science or digital health commercialization opportunities Sufficient acumen in life sciences to effectively interface w/wide variety of faculty exploring novel concepts in therapy, diag., digital health and medical devices.
Masters' Degree and three years of experience in biopharma or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
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