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Manager, Technology and Venture Development

Life Sciences

Close Date
31 Oct 2019

The Manager, Technology and New Venture Development will lead project management efforts and commercialization activities for a portfolio of health science projects within the TIAP portfolio. More specifically, projects will be primarly focused on therapeutic projects through our LAB150 program. To support project management efforts, the incumbent will work closely with members of the TIAP life sciences team, principal investigators and external development partners to ensure portfolio projects are being developed in line with timelines, milestones and budgets. In support of commercialization activities, the incumbent will solicit interest from third party strategic partners and investors to support venture creation and development activities, including negotiating various partnership and financing agreements. Finally, the incumbent will be part of a team that provides coaching and mentorship to analysts to support technology evaluation. 


Responsibilities include:

  • Lead the development and project management of technology development plans and budgets to support the advancement of life science technologies
  • Collaborate with analysts and managers to identify and evaluate new technology opportunities through scientific, technical, intellecutual property and market due diligence
  • Develop relationships with principal investigators within the membership and provide feedback and guidance on commercial and technology development potential
  • Communicate with internal and external stakeholders on technology development and commercialization progress
  • Develop and leverage relationships with partners and investors to support follow-on partnering and investment opportunities into the TIAP portfolio
  • Identify industry trends and emerging areas of interest to help support project evaluation and investment by TIAP
  • Participate in industry and investor meetings to represent the TIAP portfolio
  • Continuously monitor the competitive landscape in relation to projects under management and adapt accordingly
  • Collaborate with internal patent experts and external patent counsel to develop and support intellectual property portfolio for projects under management
  • Collaborate with external counsel to negotiate commercialization and financing agreements including licensing agreements, term sheets, shareholders agreements and other venture creation document

Educational Requirements

  • Post-graduate technical degree in the Life Sciences (PhD preferred)
  • MBA or other relevant business education or training is an asset
  • Knowledge of the drug discovery and development process
  • Project management experience
  • Demonstrated familiarity with the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry
  • Ability to discuss scientific and research innovations in the area of molecular biology, physiology, genetics or other related disciplines
  • Previous experiences in advancing/developing academic innovations towards commercialization in life sciences
  • Proficient business development experiences within life sciences industry
  • Strong negotiation skills with licensing and venture creation agreements
  • Ability to interact with the academic research community and other stakeholders in a diplomatic and professional manner
  • Experiences with new venture creation, business plans and financial analysis
  • 3-5 years of practical work experience related to majority of requirements listed above


Personal Requirements:

  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proven ability to deal with confidential material and sensitive issues with diplomacy and discretion
  • Strong computer, analytical, creative problem-solving and organizational skills
  • Clear and effective presentation skills
  • Must possess an ability to work effectively both independently and as a part of a team
  • Ability to thrive in a challenging and fluid work environment while being flexible and adaptable is a must
  • Uphold the TIAP Code of Conduct, current policies, procedures and practices currently in place and future amendments


TIAP is committed to accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process, providing the applicant has met the bona fide requirements for the open position. Applicants should make their requirements known when contacted.