Executive Director of UNC READDI
Posting InformationPosition TypePermanent Staff (EHRA NF)DepartmentSOP-Eshelman Inst for Innov-450300Working TitleExecutive Director of UNC READDIAppointment TypeEHRA Non-FacultyPosition Posting CategoryDevelopment and FundraisingSalary RangeDependent on Experience and Qualifications.Full Time/Part Time?Full-Time PermanentHours per Week40Vacancy IDNF0004578Position ID20037243Posting Open Date10/05/2020Application Deadline10/19/2020Open Until FilledNoProposed Start Date11/30/2020Position Summary
Founded in 2020, the Rapidly Emerging Antiviral Drug Discovery Initiative (READDI) is a global, non-profit effort to mitigate the risk of future pandemics by developing antiviral therapies before viruses emerge. READDI is retooling the drug discovery and development process to rapidly develop new antiviral drug solutions for future pandemics. These pandemics are bigger than any one company, government, or academy. A unique public-private partnership accelerated by open science, READDI has a goal of developing multiple on the shelf clinical assets so that we are prepared for the next global health pandemic.
With READDI, researchers and biopharma companies will no longer wait for a market demand to advance their work, nor will they continue to work in slow-moving silos. These collaborators will follow best practice open science and global access models. Integrated into READDI project teams from the start, biopharma partners will use their existing platforms to translate these scientific breakthroughs into five real-world broad-spectrum therapies ready for clinical trials and final approval.
The Executive Director of READDI will lead a newly created Associated Entity under the supervision of the READDI Board of Directors and in collaboration with the READDI Scientific Advisory Board. The Executive Director will lead all fundraising efforts for READDI, develop the organizational strategic plan and funding recommendations, and manage the funded portfolio to meet the objectives of READDI.Educational Requirements
A Master’s degree or higher in business, science or related field is required. All degrees should be from accredited institutionsQualifications and Experience
At least 7 to 10 years of relevant experience is required. Five years of experience in biopharma or healthcare sector is preferred, including experience leading multi-disciplinary teams and experience as a manager of people and process. Successful candidates will possess a style that is entrepreneurial, strategic, results-oriented, empathetic, and be skilled at cultivating and sustaining networks in the public and private sectors. The ability to work effectively in academic, healthcare and business environments in which collaborative decision-making occurs is expected, as well as outstanding written and verbal communication skills with both the business and policy communities. The successful candidate will ideally possess experience supervising and/or translating findings from drug discovery into viable development drug candidates.Equal Opportunity Employer
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.Special InstructionsQuick Linkhttp://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/184076Department Contact Name and TitleAlekya Battula, HR ConsultantDepartment Contact Telephone or [email protected] of Human Resources Contact Information
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