The Asst. Director will report directly to the Director, PCI Ventures, and will interact with other members of the PCI Team to actively develop and manage the portfolio of start-up companies and new venture initiatives based on Penn technology. Duties and responsibilities will include: performing due diligence on promising technologies and business ideas; developing preliminary marketing materials for promising new ventures; supporting the development of commercialization grant applications; marketing new venture opportunities to entrepreneurs, investors and corporate partners; negotiating and drafting founders agreements, equity documents and other business formation documents; and overseeing numerous ventures through a role on the board of the Company. The Asst. Director will be expected to exhibit high ethics and integrity in all interactions on behalf of the University of Pennsylvania and the Penn Center for Innovation.
Advanced degree (Ph.D., M.D., M.S. or MBA) strongly preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience, preferably in a technology related field, plus 1-2 years of relevant prior work experience; venture capital experience, start-up company management experience or new venture oriented technology transfer experience a plus; Ability to work independently and to manage a large, diverse set of tasks and projects with an attention to detail; Excellent time management and prioritization skills; Ability to develop and maintain a network of professional contacts; Excellent verbal & written communication skills; Strong work ethic; Team player; Excellent attention to details, follow-through & closing. Commitment to values and strong business ethics are required.
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