Career Center

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. 

February 2, 2023

Senior Research Program Manager – Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem/Charlotte, NC

The Research Program Manager is an operations leader in support of the research activity of Dean Dr. L. Ebony Boulware, Chief Science Officer of Atrium Health and Vice Chief Academic Officer of Advocate Health research.  With the investigator and other team members, the Research Program Manager will direct and coordinate various aspects of the study/project directed towards planning, implementation, evaluation and dissemination.  This position will be responsible for working with research faculty and staff to assure success through monitoring activities, leading improvement initiatives, addressing issues as they arise, and developing solutions that directly impact the research activity. We invite you to learn more by reviewing the job posting and contacting Talent Consultant Brandi Walton at [email protected].

Candidate experience with Multi-center Clinical Trials, Pragmatic Trials, Managing Data orientated projects/research, Grant proposals, IRB, Research staff management, Internal/External Faculty relations, and Grant transfer process will align for success in this new WFUSM position. Learn more. 

January 13, 2023

CEO, Uplands Science & Technology Foundation

The Uplands Science and Technology Foundation (USTF) seeks an experienced and collaborative leader to serve as its new CEO. USTF is a nonprofit research foundation, formed in 2021 to accelerate the transformation of the WestGate Technology Park into a knowledge community and mixed-use innovation hub in the Indiana Uplands.  The new CEO will take over at a pivotal moment for WestGate as the USTF moves to capitalize on the development of a $385 million microelectronics fabrication facility that was announced by Governor Eric Holcomb on November 21, 2022.  The facility will bring 300-400 jobs with average wages near $100,000 per year and will have a catalytic impact on the park. The new CEO will be charged with realizing the vision laid out in the ambitious WestGate Master Plan, which was developed in consultation with nationally recognized experts including TEConomy Partners, Perkins+Will, and The University Financing Foundation. Learn More.


January 9, 2023

Associate Director of Operations, EnterpriseWorks, University of Illinois Research Park
We're hiring an Associate Director of Operations to lead EnterpriseWorks incubator at the University of Illinois Research Park at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. EnterpriseWorks has been a leading location for faculty, student, and technology entrepreneurship since 2003. The incubator has launched hundreds of companies with its companies raising $1.3 billion in venture capital and $160 million in SBIR/STTR funding since its opening. The facility includes 24 labs, 32 offices, and common areas that have daily events and programs. We are expanding and adding new facilities to meet the growth of more startups in our ecosystem. Join our team and work with UIUC entrepreneurs to build their dreams.

January 8, 2023

Executive Director, Oklahoma City Biomanufacturing Workforce Training Center, Oklahoma City Innovation District
The Executive Director will be an experienced biopharmaceutical technical operations leader, biopharmaceutical GMP training professional, or an existing biomanufacturing training center leader with a passion for workforce development, economic development, and upskilling the next generation of American workers to participate in the rapidly growing biomanufacturing sector. The candidate will be responsible for successfully standing-up and staffing the facility, leading implementation of curriculum (in partnership with the National Center for Therapeutics Manufacturing in College Station, TX), and operating the center and its programs after initial startup phase. Learn more

January 8, 2023

Asst VP, Innovation and Commercialization, Texas State University
The AVP is a senior level executive who provides leadership for the innovation, commercialization and external engagement functions of the Office of the Chief Research Officer (CRO). The AVP will be responsible for driving transformative and sustainable initiatives to translate academic discoveries from Texas State University into commercial products to benefit society, impact global public health, and improve the overall quality of life. The incumbent collaborates with the CRO and senior leadership to set an agenda that defines the University’s program in innovation and external engagement. Learn more

November 18, 2022 

Regional Economic Competitiveness Officer, Southwestern Pennsylvania New Economy Collaborative
Leading the Collaborative will be the inaugural Regional Economic Competitiveness Officer (RECO). The RECO will guide the grant’s strategy, working as a convener and collaborator to harness the capacity of our diverse Collaborative and ensuring that each of the grant’s five projects achieves its goals individually and collectively. The RECO will lead development of an annual summit to share progress with a broad set of community partners and ensure adherence to the grant’s requirements and recommendations. The RECO will coordinate with the EDA to ensure the grant’s successful execution. Learn more. 

November 11, 2022   

Vice President for Research and Biotechnology, Western University of Health Sciences
Western University of Health Sciences (WesternU) seeks a visionary, transparent and experienced leader to serve as its next vice president for research and biotechnology (VPRB). Reporting directly to the provost and chief academic officer, the incoming vice president for research and biotechnology will be a key advisor and thought partner to the University Executive Operations Team led by President Robin Farias-Eisner, who began his tenure at WesternU in March 2022 as its third president. The VPRB will oversee the university’s entire research enterprise, supporting interdisciplinary research and innovation that impacts society for the greater good. The next VPRB will formulate a vision to advance and grow the research enterprise, increasing research funding and initiatives while also bolstering infrastructure and compliance efforts; enhance strategic internal and external collaborations and partnerships; grow economic development and entrepreneurial activities; and serve as a passionate advocate and spokesperson for the research enterprise. Learn more. 

 November 7, 2022  

Associate Vice President of Innovation, San Diego State University
Reporting to the Vice President for Research and Innovation, the Associate Vice President for Innovation (AVPI) will work closely with the Vice President and university leadership to both strategize and execute the engagement of the SDSU innovation ecosystem.  The AVPI will provide leadership and programmatic oversight of commercialization and technology transfer activities, and entrepreneurial support for faculty, students, and staff.  They will also support internal and external strategic partnerships in furtherance of research, innovation, and the development of the SDSU Mission Valley Innovation District. The AVPI will serve as the principal for innovation and entrepreneurship at SDSU.  The AVPI’s portfolio will include the Office of Technology Transfer and the Zahn Innovation Platform Launchpad (ZIP Launchpad)Learn more.