The Director of Innovation Partnerships works within the Office of Technology Development (OTD) and plays a critical role in enhancing Salkâ™s research infrastructure, developing and maintaining academic and industry research partnerships, and broadly facilitating the translation of the wide-ranging scientific discoveries made at Salk to products and services that positively impact human health. This position will report to the Senior Director, OTD, and will have responsibility to (i) collaborate with faculty and research staff to maintain a broad understanding of all Salk science and its potential applications, (ii) source opportunities, form external relationships, and structure and negotiate transactions for advancement of Salk research, (iii) continuously assess business needs for which Salk research can be leveraged, (iv) support entrepreneurial inventors and facilitate Salk startup formation, (v) develop and implement OTD outreach events and marketing efforts and (vi) work closely with the Senior Director and OTD colleagues, executive management, the external relations department and members of the Board of Trustees as needed to develop strategic investment opportunities for corporations, investors, and other private entities.
Masters degree in a life science
PhD in a life science
Additional degrees in business or law
Must be willing to work in an animal-related research environment.
Satisfactory completion of the Instituteâ™s background investigation.
This position requires constant adjusting focus, grasping, hearing, keying, seeing, talking, analyzing, calculating, communicating, reading, reasoning, writing and working inside in a confined area.
Salk scientists are dedicated to innovative biological research. The Salk Institute consistently ranks among the leading research institutions in the world for its faculty's contributions and the impact of their findings. Focused both on discovery and on mentoring future generations of researchers, Salk scientists make groundbreaking contributions to our understanding of cancer, aging, Alzheimer's, diabetes and infectious diseases by studying neuroscience, genetics, cell and plant biology, and related disciplines. "We lead biological research. We prize discovery. Salk is where cures begin."Overlooking the Pacific Ocean in La Jolla, the Salk Institute offers a warm, collegial and collaborative work environment, where employees enjoy a generous benefits program. Social activities on campus encourage interaction as a community.