The University of Notre Dame (ND.jobs) is accepting applications for a Risk Assessment Program Manager.
Applications will be accepted until 6/14/2021.
The Risk Assessment Program Manager, a limited term five year position and is responsible for executing the risk assessment process within the Commercialization Engine of the IDEA Center. Risk Assessment is the first stage of the Commercialization Engine. This process is one of the first and foundational engagements the IDEA Center has in relation to a disclosed technology. The results of the critical analysis performed in the risk assessment sets the groundwork for other fundamental resources supporting commercialization and entrepreneurial activities at the IDEA Center.
The Risk Assessment Program Manager will engage in high performing, leading edge practices, valuing people, partners and stewardship. At Notre Dame we are committed to fostering an equitable, inclusive culture, and engaging and hiring a diverse workforce. This position works with faculty, and researcher teams in order to conduct a critical analysis of their disclosed technology using primary and secondary research. The Risk Assessment Program Manager engages these individuals directly and is primarily responsible for completing a rigorous and timely business and technical assessment. The Risk Assessment Program Manger is expected to have advanced technical knowledge and easily digest complex information pertaining to innovations on the frontiers of science and engineering. Synthesizing new information, discoveries, and technical achievement within the context of current state-of-the-art and rate of progress in the field is a critical and routine task.
The Risk Assessment Program Manager evaluates technologies and opportunities against different risk factors. Competitor, market, customer, regulatory, patent, and technology risks are investigated, identified, and analyzed in order to make a stage-gate decision for the Commercialization Engine as led by its Executive Director. This work is independently completed and then presented in a report to the Engine and relevant faculty inventor team. The Risk Assessment Program Manager is responsible for the quality of the report, and accuracy of the information, as well as meeting the expectation of the disclosing faculty member. The qualified candidate will be a creative and innovative lifelong learner with the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse population; able to problem solve within a collaborative team environment.
In order to accomplish these tasks, the Risk Assessment Program Manager employs a team of around a dozen analysts. The Risk Assessment Program Manager is responsible for initial and on-going training of these analysts for the purpose of delivering consistent and thorough risk assessment reports. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Risk Assessment Reports. Supervise the development and on-time delivery of complex Market Research Reports and Executive Slide Decks assessing the commercial landscape for cutting edge Notre Dame Research (topics in Electrical Eng., Aerospace Eng., Mechanical Eng., Computer Science, Chemical and Biomolecular Eng., Chemistry, and Biological Sciences, etc.)
Perform primary and secondary technology and market-focused research in order to characterize innovations disclosed to the Commercialization Engine. Identify critical assumptions, features, and characteristics of these innovations. Provide non-confidential summaries of the technologies. Oversee analysts as they accomplish tasks aimed towards risk assessment. Takes full responsibility and leadership on delivering the Risk Assessment Report within 3 months from the project start date.
Manage the high-quality assessment and on-time delivery of 20-30 technology projects simultaneously. Supervise the work of 10-12 analysts at the same time. - 60%
Recruiting, Training and Managing Analysts. Establishing training material and delivering this content to analysts. Revisie market report structure, implement new best practices, and improve the report quality score. Conduct routine meetings and work review sessions.30%
Intra- and Extra-mural Outreach. Partner with select organizations inside and outside of the university to conduct risk assessment work on collaborative projects. - 10%
Minimum Qualifications: A qualified candidate should possess an undergraduate degree in either science or engineering.business/entrepreneurship. An advanced degree in business or entrepreneurship is preferred. As an example, the candidate might have a bachelors degree in chemical, aerospace, or electrical engineering, as well as a masters degree in business administration. The individual filling this role should have experience in a field related to innovation, product development or technology commercialization. The preferred candidate for this position should have experience working with nascent, cutting edge technologies, identifying market opportunities, current state of the art, identifying value propositions, and evaluating associated risks.
Preferred Qualifications: Masters Degree
ABOUT NOTRE DAME: The University of Notre Dame, founded in 1842 by Rev. Edward F. Sorin, C.S.C., of the Congregation of Holy Cross, is an independent, national Catholic university located in Notre Dame, Ind. For the fifth consecutive year, the University of Notre Dame has received Honor Roll distinctions as one of the top 10 higher education workplaces in the country in the Chronicle of Higher Education's annual 'Great Colleges to Work For' survey...and we are proud of it!
This appointment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Applicants will be asked to identify all felony convictions and/or pending felony charges. Felony convictions do not automatically bar an individual from employment. Each case will be examined separately to determine the appropriateness of employment in the particular position. Failure to be forthcoming or dishonesty with respect to felony disclosures can result in the disqualification of a candidate. The full procedure can be viewed at https://facultyhandbook.nd.edu/?id=link-73597.
Equal Opportunity Employment StatementThe University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and those candidates attracted to a university with a Catholic identity. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).
APPLICATION PROCESS: Please apply online at http://ND.jobs to Job # S21435. For additional information about working at the University of Notre Dame and various benefits available to employees, please visit http://hr.nd.edu/why-nd. The University of Notre Dame supports the needs of dual career couples and has a Dual Career Assistance Program in place to assist relocating spouses and significant others with their job search.
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