Career Opportunities

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TEC Edmonton Jobs

Reporting to the Director, Entrepreneur Development, this position creates, executes, and evaluates a variety of programs to inspire, foster, and nurture entrepreneurship. The Entrepreneur Development (ED) group is a core program of TEC Edmonton with the goal of fostering and nurturing entrepreneurship within the University and the greater Edmonton region. The Program Manager, Entrepreneur Development delivers ED’s program objectives by demonstrating effective leadership, interpersonal skills, and extensive knowledge of the entrepreneurial ecosystem. This position will enable TEC Edmonton to reach a greater number of entrepreneurs by increasing awareness not only of TEC Edmonton but also to the allure of entrepreneurship and how to build technology-based businesses to foster a more vibrant entrepreneurial community.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Develops and performs community outreach presentations to different entrepreneurial communities at the University of Alberta, at partner organizations, as well as in the greater Edmonton region as required
  • Provides entrepreneurs and inventors expert and timely guidance to the pertinent services available in the Edmonton Regional
  • Innovation Network to best meet their individual needs
  • Collaborates with regional service providers to complement and enhance entrepreneurial capacity building
  • Works closely with other TEC Edmonton departments to provide end-to-end service of the company growth continuum
  • Performs gap analysis to identify typical challenges entrepreneurs face
  • Identifies pertinent topics for the entrepreneurs and seeks expert speakers to present on those topics
  • Collaborates with the program directors and partners to ensure the expectations of industry sponsors and other strategic partners are fulfilled
  • Develops and executes the delivery of program sessions for entrepreneurs, innovators, and University researchers
  • Collaborates with TEC Edmonton’s Marketing and Communications group to develop promotional materials and create awareness for programs and events
  • Analyzes feedback forms to determine and address the needs of the entrepreneurs
  • Identifies the entrepreneur’s stage of development or unmet needs and connect them with the appropriate service provider
  • Recommends a high-level commercialization model/strategy for researchers, inventors, and entrepreneurs who are considering starting a company
  • Identifies and connects entrepreneurs with partners and subject matter experts
  • Introduces entrepreneurs to funding agencies and other external organizations
  • Documents program activity outcomes to ensure compliance with funder reporting requirements
  • Collects and maintains metrics on the different programs
  • Monitors and evaluates monthly program results and data collected from feedback for continuous improvement
  • Oversees the TEC Innovation District TEC Launch Program, including recruitment of companies, delivery of programs and events, and keeping current with companies needs and issues
  • Mentors and assists entrepreneurs in the grant application process for the Alberta Enterprise Incubator program
  • Qualifications:
  • Degree in Business Administration or equivalent; MBA preferred
  • Minimum four (4) years’ experience in working with entrepreneurs in both health and non-health sectors
  • Ability to understand the challenges of starting a new business to effectively assess business needs and skill set gaps of entrepreneurs and companies and able to provide strategic business advice regarding new company development
  • Proven knowledge of different types of business models, business plan development, market research and analysis, and early stage financing
  • Proven knowledge of technology commercialization process and Alberta’s innovation system
  • Proven ability to establish strong working relationships with other service providers, consultants, funding agencies and industry associations
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; strong public speaking and presentation skills
  • Strong computer skills using MS Word, Excel, Power Point and graphics programs
  • Strong execution and project management skills with proven analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work independently, be well organized and manage multiple concurrent projects
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Possess high emotional intelligence (EQ) with a positive attitude, creative, passionate about entrepreneurship and self-starting
  • Effective independent decision making, problem solving and prioritization skills
  • Experience with Liquid Planner and Highrise software would be an asset
  • Willingness to work on occasional evenings and weekends to facilitate events
  • In accordance with the Temporary Administrative and Professional Staff agreement, this position has an initial appointment of one year from the date of hire, with the possibility of renewal, offers a comprehensive benefits package found at Faculty & Staff Benefits and annual salary commensurate with education and experience.

Although this position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found, please submit your application by June 7, 2018.

To apply, click here.

 

About the Position:

Reporting to the Vice President, Technology Management, this position heads the Natural Sciences and Engineering (NSE) team within TEC Edmonton’s Technology Management Group. The Technology Management group is responsible for the management of intellectual property, technology transfer, and commercialization activities for the University of Alberta and its inventors, as well as selected inventions created in the Greater Edmonton Region. Technology transfer is one of the avenues of transferring knowledge to the community so that social benefit can be realized through new technological advancements and through management of the arising outcomes and inventions.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Jointly manages gross patent expenditures in excess of $1 million per year
  • Jointly generates approximately $1 million in gross revenue per year
  • Recruits, trains, supervises, mentors, and provides oversight to four (4) Technology Management Officers
  • Manages innovations that may encompass a broad range of technology areas, including ICT, nanotechnology, cleantech, and agriculture
  • Chairs team meetings and ensures that intellectual property deadlines are met
  • Collaborates with the University and Greater Edmonton Region innovators to devise intellectual property strategy and technical development plans for early stage technologies, including budgets
  • Helps secure intellectual property protection and commercial partnership at the optimal time for each technology
  • Negotiates or manages the negotiation of a variety of intellectual property contracts (license, collaboration, spin-off company formation, etc.), including equity and other financial terms
  • Advises Research Services Office in negotiating and drafting non-standard intellectual property provisions for research agreements with industry
  • Ensures University technologies are marketed to potential industry partners through appropriate means
  • Ensures team meets revenue targets through conclusion of license contracts and successful completion of fee for service projects in the Greater Edmonton Region
  • Prepares commercialization plans for grant applications relevant to technology transfer
  • Prepares and maintains patent budget
  • Advises the CEO, TEC Edmonton Executive Team, and other units within the University of Alberta on strategic matters relating to intellectual property
  • Promotes TEC services to the Greater Edmonton Region
  • Collaborates with TEC Edmonton’s Business Development Group to successfully complete projects for external clients and to facilitate timely negotiation of contracts to establish University spin-off companies
  • Advises Faculty Deans (Engineering, Agriculture, and Science) on relevant projects and commercialization issues pertaining to each Faculty
  • Arranges and conducts information sessions to inform the University research community about intellectual property and the commercialization process
  • Engages with local community to promote collaborative opportunities with University

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Science or Engineering; Graduate degree/MBA preferred
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in technology/intellectual property management; preferably in an educational setting
  • Proven leadership skills and ability to work well within a team
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to build long-term relationships with diverse clients
  • Strong negotiation skills with ability to draft complex legal contracts
  • Strong organizational skills with an ability to manage multiple tasks and a portfolio of inventions at various stages
  • Acute analytical skills with ability to problem-solve and dispute-resolve in difficult situations
  • Proven experience in management of finance and budgeting
  • Well-versed in many areas of science
  • Current knowledge of industry receptors for licensing as well as patent, copyright, trademark , and contract law
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • In accordance with the Temporary Administrative and Professional Staff agreement, this position has an initial appointment of one year from the date of hire, with the possibility of renewal, offers a comprehensive benefits package found at Faculty & Staff Benefits and annual salary commensurate with education and experience.

Although this position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found, please submit your application by June 7, 2018.

To apply, click here.

Industry Jobs

KMT Hepatech, Inc., a member of PhoenixBio Group, provides in vivo research services to companies who are in development of Hepatitis C (HCV), Hepatitis B (HBV), and Malaria therapeutics and vaccines, as well as studies of toxicity, drug and lipoprotein metabolism.

KMT Hepatech Inc. has an immediate opening for a senior animal technologist focusing on PXB-cell preparation. This individual will perform hepatocyte isolations and preparations of PXB-cells (human hepatocytes). This person would also assist with colony maintenance and husbandry activities as well as provide technical support for experimental studies, on an as needed basis.

The ideal candidate will have previous experience in cell preparation and culture, small animal surgical procedures, care and handling, as well as completed formal education in a related field. This individual must be able to work with minimal supervision according to Standard Operating Procedures, maintain accurate and reliable records, and has to be organized and reliable.

This is a full-time position, located in Edmonton, Alberta and the salary range is commensurate with experience and education.

Please apply via e-mail to kaz.fortuna@kmthepatech.com or via mail to 11421 Saskatchewan Drive, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2M9.
No phone calls please.

KMT Hepatech, Inc., a member of PhoenixBio Group, provides in vivo research services to companies who are in development of Hepatitis C (HCV), Hepatitis B (HBV), and Malaria therapeutics and vaccines, as well as studies of toxicity, drug and lipoprotein metabolism.

KMT Hepatech Inc. has an immediate opening for an animal technologist focusing on PXB-cell preparation. This individual will perform hepatocyte isolations and preparations of PXB-cells (human hepatocytes). This person would also assist with colony maintenance and husbandry activities as well as provide technical support for experimental studies, on an as needed basis.

The ideal candidate will have previous experience in small animal surgical procedures, care and handling, as well as ongoing or completed formal education in a related field. Previous experience with cell preparation and culture is a definite asset. This individual must be able to work with minimal supervision according to Standard Operating Procedures, maintain accurate and reliable records, and will be organized and reliable.

This is a full-time position, located in Edmonton, Alberta and the salary range is commensurate with experience and education. Off hours and weekend rotation may be required.

Please apply via e-mail to kaz.fortuna@kmthepatech.com or via mail to 11421 Saskatchewan Drive, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2M9.
No phone calls please.

KMT Hepatech, Inc., a member of PhoenixBio Group, provides in vivo research services to companies who are in development of Hepatitis C (HCV), Hepatitis B (HBV), and Malaria therapeutics and vaccines, as well as studies of toxicity, drug and lipoprotein metabolism. KMT Hepatech Inc. has an immediate opening for a Part Time or a Full Time Administrative Assistant.

Responsibilities include:

  • Day to day administrative duties
  • Communication with the Head Office in Hiroshima, Japan, and the Office in New York
  • Bookkeeping, reporting, administration
  • Support for the Edmonton office

Required abilities and skills:

  • Fluent in English both spoken and written
  • A native Japanese speaker or fluent in speaking, reading, and writing in Japanese
  • Canadian citizenship or a Landed immigrant status, or a valid work permit in Canada
  • Computer skills (MS Office; MS Word, Excel, PP)
  • Able to work with minimal supervision, be organized and reliable
  • Previous administrative and bookkeeping skills an asset
  • Minimum High School education, a college degree an asset.

This is a part time or a full-time position, located in Edmonton, Alberta and the salary range is commensurate with experience and education.

Please apply via e-mail to kaz.fortuna@kmthepatech.com and to via mail to 11421 Saskatchewan Drive, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2M9