NIIMBL Technology Program Manager
Position Number: 00106248
Primary Function of Organization Unit: The National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL) is the eleventh institute in the Manufacturing USA network. NIIMBL will help to advance U.S. leadership in the biopharmaceutical industry, foster economic development, improve medical treatments and ensure a qualified workforce by collaborating with educational institutions to develop new training programs matched to specific biopharma skill needs. The institute will foster collaborative technology development to benefit the industry as a whole, reducing risk for individual companies and lowering barriers for small and medium-sized companies. Its programs will focus on advancing current manufacturing platforms as well as creating new ones for emerging products. The institute will also seek to develop flexible, rapid manufacturing capabilities that will help to ensure that manufacturers can quickly respond to pandemics and other biological threats. Beyond its research efforts, the institute will support the development of standards that enable advances in biopharmaceutical manufacturing. Collaborating colleges and universities will work with industry to provide education and training programs, curriculum development and certification standards that will ensure a pipeline of skilled workers.
Essential Job Duties: The Technology Program Manager will collaborate with the National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL) Chief Technology Officer (CTO) to develop and implement NIIMBL's technical vision and strategy, and translate that vision into strategic priorities and work plans. This position is based at NC State University, but works in support of the NIIMBL consortium led by the University of Delaware. Responsibilities include: - In collaboration with the CTO, the Technology Program Manager will develop and update technology roadmaps for NIIMBL. - Development, organization, and preparation of proposal evaluation teams and program calls ( RFP - requests for proposals), and industry and academic surveys. - Facilitate and address questions of individual companies and academic institutions to help gain understanding and awareness of NIIMBL technology program initiatives. - Serve as a member of the NIIMBL Technology Activities Committee (TAC) and will collaborate in the implementation of technology development goals. - Develop collaboration and facilitate team formation among industry and academics partners in response to proposals from NIIMBL. - Monitor progress of funded projects towards NIIMBL goals and priorities, organize evaluations, and review and evaluate product. - Prepare technical content and write reports and presentations for national and regional technology teaming exercises for academics and industry. - Research and communicate the status of open and patent literature on new bio-manufacturing technologies. - Draft reports on technical progress to the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) and other federal agencies - Communicate and coordinate efforts with the national NIIMBL team at the University of Delaware.
Minimum Education/Experience: MS in Biotechnology, Biochemical Engineering or a related discipline, plus substantial relevant experience.
Department Required Skills: -Must be able to organize and present excellent short talks regarding NIIMBL and technical topics associated with biomanufacturing. -Must have strong communication skills, written and oral, with the ability to communicate technical information to a variety of audiences. -Must be familiar with Microsoft Office and web based communication and meeting tools (Go to Meeting, WebEX, etc.) and file sharing (Dropbox, BOX, ShareVault, etc.) -Ability to respect and maintain confidentiality and exercise professionalism and discretion when dealing with internal and external constituents. -Must be able to multi-task and maintain a complex schedule of duties.
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: -Prefer a PhD in Biotechnology, Biochemical Engineering or a related discipline -Prefer four or more years of biomanufacturing related experiences in upstream, downstream or analytical methods in an industrial or academic setting. - Familiarity with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) as they apply to the production of biopharmaceuticals.
Necessary Licenses and Certifications: N/A
AA/EOE: NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
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