GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION:
The Executive Director for Innovation & Business Development (ED-IBD) reports to the Executive Vice Chancellor for Innovation & Business Development (EVC-IBD). The ED-IBD will provide the vision and skills to help the EVC-IBD formulate and execute a comprehensive and strategic business strategy to strengthen and enlarge the size, scope and impact of the UMMS research enterprise by leveraging the commercialization of the medical school’s intellectual property portfolio through the development of alliances, collaborations, agreements, and partnerships. The incumbent will be personally accountable for identification of internal research projects and assets with commercial potential. The ED-IBD will also assist with structuring, negotiating, and implementing a variety of transactions with external entities, including bio-pharmaceutical companies, research institutes, hospitals, and academic institutions and will work collaboratively with the Executive Director of the Office of Technology Management and his staff.