Program Manager, Lab-to-Market Partnerships
Hiring in early 2019
The Program Manager of Lab-to-Market Partnerships plays a key role in initiating and developing close relationships with various industry partners and universities while supporting the process of identifying early-stage technology interests in relation to the Nexusist food security reference model - NexRef. This includes building and cultivating relationships and opportunities with existing and new partners.
The Program Manager will:
Develop a prioritized plan for communicating with universities and applied research labs and initiate contact to introduce Nexusist
Work with internal teams on business case development, feasibility assessments and due diligence, which ultimately leads to licensing, SBIR grants, equity funding and other agreements
Participate in university-focused exploratory conversations with professors, principal investigators, and others to identify mutually beneficial capabilities, interests, and opportunities
Conduct periodic ongoing conversations with each university’s technology transfer and/or commercial relations office to seek new technology opportunities that are aligned with NexRef.
Location: Denver, Colorado or Washington DC area – other locations will be considered
Travel: 25 – 40 %
Educational and work experience required
BA or BS degree (MBA or PhD preferred); minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in business development, joint venture & alliance management.
Ability to understand technology and platforms and translate into business value.
Experience identifying, evaluating, negotiating and building strategic partnerships oriented toward driving technology acceleration and growth.