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Job postings will remain for a total of 90 days unless AURP is otherwise notified. After 90 days, the postings will be removed from the AURP Web site. If the position is filled prior to the 90 day limit, please contact AURP and request that it be removed. To post a job, please email Diana Horn. Need examples of job descriptions? Some sample job descriptions are here. 


Posted March 15, 2019

Program Coordinator, Illinois Research Park & EnterpriseWorks, University of Illinois

The Program Coordinator supports the ongoing efforts to organize performance metrics and execute economic development projects. This position will achieve results through strong quantitative analysis, research skills, marketing programs, and communication. Applications must be received by Monday, March 25, 2019Read more.

Posted March 5, 2019

Vice President for Research and Economic Development, Idaho State University
Idaho State University (ISU) announces the national search for Vice President for Research and Economic Development (VPRED). The VPRED will work closely with the Provost, college deans, department chairs, and faculty as together they enhance ISU’s research profile and portfolio. Inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited. The review of nominations and applications will begin immediately, and expressions of interest will be welcomed until an appointment is made. Applications received by April 4, 2019, will be given full consideration. Send a letter of application; curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of five professional references.  All submissions will be treated in confidence and should be sent electronically (pdf or MS Word format preferred) to: [email protected]. The committee is assisted by Dr. Wanda Durrett Bigham, Senior Consultant, who can be reached at [email protected]Learn more.

Posted March 5, 2019

Project Portfolio Manager - Life Science Incubator, Mayo Clinic, Florida
The Life Science Incubator (LSI) at Mayo Clinic in Florida, a collaborative startup hub, seeks a Project Portfolio Manger (PPM) to provide tactical support to a group of product and company formation projects that are moving through the commercialization process from ideation, to prototyping, to business model generation. Learn more.

Posted March 5, 2019

Senior Program Coordinator - Life Science Incubator, Mayo Clinic, Florida
The Life Science Incubator (LSI) at Mayo Clinic in Florida, a collaborative startup hub, seeks a Senior Program Coordinator to serve a critical role as the point person for day-to-day facilities management and customer service within the incubator by maintaining co-work, office, laboratory, and lounge areas. Learn more.

Posted February 13, 2019

Vice Chancellor for Research, University of Missouri - Kansas City
The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), a public urban research and largest comprehensive university in the Kansas City metropolitan area, seeks a Vice Chancellor for Research to lead the strategy and execution of ambitious research growth and enhanced economic development. Applicant materials should be received by Friday, March 15, 2019. All inquiries, nominations, and applications should be directed to Tim McIntosh, Director of Recruitment. Learn more.

Posted January 31, 2019

Managing Director, Discovery Partnership Institute, University of Illinois

The Managing Director serves as deputy chief executive officer and provides a visible and dynamic leadership role for fulfilling the purpose and mission of DPI. In doing so, the Managing Director serves as an advisor to the Director on the strategic, administrative and operational needs for the DPI enterprise. The role also provides managerial oversight of all unit functions and operations and acts as a subject matter expert and resource for campus units on matters related to the DPI. Read more.

Posted January 31, 2019

Director of Administration, Discovery Partnership Institute, University of Illinois

The Director of Administration serves as the chief financial officer and human resources liaison and provides strategic leadership and planning regarding oversight of fiscal resources, finance functions, research administration, facilities management, and human resource management within DPI. Read more.

Posted January 31, 2019

Director of External Engagements and Partnerships, Discovery Partnership Institute, University of Illinois

The Director of External Engagements and Partnerships serves as the chief external engagements and partnerships officer for DPI and develops, implements, and oversees DPI’s strategy to connect with industry; governmental and non-governmental agencies, community-based agencies, and cultural and philanthropic organizations.  Read more.

Posted January 24, 2019 

President, Iowa State University Research Park

Iowa State University is seeking applications for President of the ISU Research Park to provide management and leadership of the Iowa State University Research Park Corporation and its subsidiaries. The mission of the Research Park is: to support and assist Iowa State University in achieving its educational, scientific, research and other purposes and missions; to promote, support and assist job creation and entrepreneurship through interaction with the training, research and education. This position is responsible for all aspects of an expanding 400 acre development focused on building an innovation community for established and startup companies as well as university entities. Read more.


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