Saint Louis University, a Catholic, Jesuit institution dedicated to student learning, research, health care, and service, is seeking applicants for a Director of Business Development and Outreach position within the Institute for Drug and Biotherapeutic Innovation (IDBI).
The director of Business Development and Outreach (BDO) directs internal and external communication and engagement efforts, helps to grow IDBI research by creating opportunities for faculty, and supports IDBIs mission through research development, fund raising, and building sponsor relationships. The BDO director works closely with the IDBI leadership team to catalyze new collaborations among faculty. Responsibilities include:
Identify new research opportunities, contracts, partnerships, and internships from federal, state, foundation, and industry sources.
Develop and maintain partnerships with federal funding agenciesÂ and private sponsors, facilitate development of connections between researchers and other academic, private sector, and government entities.
Support and promote training programs through community engagement, marketing and promotion, and outreach.
Help grow large, multi-disciplinary research projects consistent with IDBI strategic research initiatives.
Work closely with faculty to develop sponsor relationships and organize seminars, symposia, and brown bags.
Coordinate additional public relations and communication activities as required.
Successful candidates must have at least a masters degree in the biological sciences, physical sciences or a related field. The successful candidate is expected to build connections, have a record of research development and fund-raising experience, and possess strong communication, management, and marketing skills. Priorities are given to candidates with demonstrated abilities in successful relationship- building with funding agencies, foundations, and corporate entities A minimum of three years of professional experience involving local and federal agencies and sponsors is required for this position.
Applications must include a cover letter and CV.Â Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Saint Louis University(SLU) is a private, co-educational Jesuit university located in St. Louis, Missouri, United States. Founded in 1818 by the Most Reverend Louis Guillaume Valentin Dubourg SLU is the oldest university west of the Mississippi River. The University has campuses in St. Louis, Mo. and Madrid, Spain. SLU values academic excellence, life-changing research, compassionate health care, and a strong commitment to faith and service. For nearly 200 years, the University has gone beyond teaching facts and figures, encouraging students to form ideas and identities. Today, SLU students are nearly 14,000 strong. The University has invested vast resources to advance academic programs and enhance the student experience. SLU also is a major research institution where premier researchers tackle local and global challenges. And the University's commitment to community service has earned it national acclaim and bolstered its status as a character-building college.