New Ventures Associate (REQ. 28947)

Job description

The UCLA Technology Development Group serves as a campus-wide gateway to Innovation, Research and Entrepreneurship.  Our mission is to promote UCLA innovation, research, teaching and entrepreneurship to benefit society; create economic value to support UCLA’s scholarly and educational missions and the State of California; and lead UCLA’s research community to bring innovation to market. 

TDG seeks a self-starter to support UCLA startup companies and aid in commercializing scientific research in the life and physical sciences as a New Ventures Associate. The ideal candidate will have one to two years of experience in management consulting, financial services, and/or venture capital and a background working with scientific innovation.

The job duties of the New Ventures Associate are varied with significant emphasis on research & strategy, project management support, outreach support, and other duties. Main duties center around UCLA Innovation Fund support and assistance with advancing early-stage biomedical research (i.e., Therapeutics and MedTech) to meet key commercial milestones. Work assignments are project oriented and self-driven. The incumbent is expected to work independently with minimal direction on a variety of projects designed to foster the creation and success of UCLA-founded startup companies, de-risk early stage academic science, and enhance entrepreneurial activities on campus.

The complete listing of qualifications is available on UCLA's official job posting.


  • Bachelor's degree, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 1-2 years of work experience in financial services, management consulting, and/or venture capital.
  • Advanced skills in Excel and PowerPoint to assist with financial analyses and messaging to be presented to campus and external executives.
  • Scientific laboratory research experience, ideally in a university lab, preferred.
  • Ability to deliver and experience with delivering concise updates to supervisor to keep him/her apprised of various activities and potential issues of concern.


UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 12 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy -




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Job No: 28947
Posted: 10/30/2018
Application Due: 12/29/2018
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