Toronto Innovation Acceleration Partners (TIAP) Job Board

Analyst, Technology and Venture Development
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Role Summary
The Analyst, Technology and Venture Development will work closely with members of the Toronto Innovation Acceleration Partners (TIAP) life sciences team, principal investigators and the research community within TIAP’s Members. The objective of the position is to identify and evaluate new technology opportunities for LAB150 and other TIAP programs, with a focus on therapeutic development based on insights into molecular mechanisms of disease. The position will focus on all aspects of technology evaluation and development of technology advancement plans to support commercialization.

Key Accountabilities
  • Actively identify new commercialization opportunities, focused on therapeutic development, within the TIAP Membership to bring new projects into the life sciences portfolio
  • Liaise with Member technology transfer offices and scientists to gather appropriate information and communicate progress
  • Conduct systematic reviews of the literature, attend local academic meetings and seminars, and meet with research staff and scientists directly in collaboration with senior members of the TIAP life sciences team.
  • Prepare technology assessments on technologies identified from TIAP Members including: 1) scientific and technical due diligence; 2) intellectual property evaluation; and 3) market and competitive analysis
  • Present and defend technology assessments to senior members of TIAP’s life sciences team
  • Assist the Manager develop technology development plans and budgets in collaboration with TIAP partners and scientists to support advancement of life science technologies
  • Conduct research and prepare white papers on critical areas of interest to TIAP and its Members as required
  • Maintain databases and internal tracking systems to support and enable the life sciences team
  • Represent TIAP at conferences, meetings, seminars and other events
  • Other duties as assigned

Educational/Technical Requirements 
  • Post-graduate technical degree in the Life Sciences (PhD preferred)
  • In-depth knowledge of molecular biology, genetics, bioinformatics, pharmacology or other related disciplines with an in-depth knowledge and experience with bench research
  • Exposure to basic principles and concepts related to drug discovery and development
  • Aptitude for analyzing early-stage life sciences technologies including technical, intellectual property and market due-diligence
  • Strong market research skills
  •  Ability to interact with the academic research community and other stakeholders in a diplomatic and professional manner
Personal Requirements          
  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proven ability to deal with confidential material and sensitive issues with diplomacy and discretion
  • Strong computer, analytical, creative problem-solving and organizational skills
  • Must possess an ability to work effectively both independently and as a part of a team
  • Ability to thrive in a challenging and fluid work environment while being flexible and adaptable is a must
  • Uphold the TIAP Code of Conduct, current policies, procedures and practices currently in place and future amendments

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