SSTI Job Corner

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The following positions are available:

SSTI seeks graduate Policy Assistants
SSTI, a national nonprofit organization that strengthens initiatives to create a better future through science, technology, innovation and entrepreneurship, seeks one or more graduate-level Policy Assistants.

SSTI’s Policy Assistants will be given meaningful projects that require intellectual curiosity, analytical skills, self-direction and strong written and verbal skills. 

They conduct research to respond to questions on ways to encourage economic growth through science and technology, assist SSTI staff on research projects, and contribute content to SSTI’s website and weekly newsletter. Further, Policy Assistants are encouraged to develop an original project that will benefit SSTI’s members while also adding to the assistant’s career portfolio. 

The role is best-suited to someone with excellent writing abilities and an interest in the intersection of economic development, public policy and science/technology. 

Policy Assistants have the opportunity to understand vital elements of economic growth, learn from SSTI team members, and network with economic development professionals throughout the country. Successful assistants should have a natural career pathway to one of SSTI’s members or similar organizations.

Assistants are paid $18 per hour for 15-20 hours of work per week, with the ability to accrue paid time off, including holidays and leave.

Positions are available to begin in the summer or fall semesters, and we are particularly interested in candidates available to work for the full academic year.

Candidates located anywhere in the U.S. will be considered, but preference may be given to candidates in California, Indiana, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maryland or Washington (state). SSTI is based in Columbus, Ohio.

To Apply
Applications must include a cover letter, resume and 1-3 writing samples (preferably including at least one that is non-academic). Questions and applications can be submitted to

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Licensing and Contracts Officer  - University of Oregon, Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation, IIT

Industry, Innovation, and Translation (IIT), a unit within the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation (OVPRI), is responsible for managing Intellectual Property (IP) development and commercialization as well as industry engagement and economic development related to the research activities of the UO. The Industry, Innovation, and Translation (IIT) is seeking a Licensing & Contracts Officer (LCO) that will work under the direction of the IIT Associate Director (IIT AD) to provide administrative, technical, contractual, compliance, and intellectual property expertise. The role involves drafting, negotiating, and managing a range of agreements related to material transfer, data use, collaboration, licensing, and technology administration. The LCO will be a crucial point of contact for campus departments, coordinate with external partners, and ensure the efficient completion of transactions. To view a full desciption and apply for the position, please go here.

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Chief Financial Officer - VMEC, Vermont State Colleges

This full-time position’s primary focus will be managing the financial actions of the VMEC organization. The CFO directs the overall financial plans and accounting practices of VMEC in conjunction with the hosting entity, Vermont State University (VTSU) and VMEC policies. This position oversees financial and accounting system controls and standards, including audits and budgets, and ensures timely financial and statistical reports for VMEC management, Federal and State stakeholders and VTSU as necessary.

The CFO manages and guides strategic initiatives, client- project impact data collection and analysis activities of the organization. Additionally, the CFO is responsible for grant management, client project impact, acts as a Systems Admin in Salesforce and Google Drive and supports the internal team in various ways.To view the full job description and apply for this position, please go here.

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Director, Oklahoma Bioscience Innovation Cluster/Interim CEO, OK Bio Inc

The Oklahoma City Economic Development Foundation is seeking a qualified contractor to serve in an interim leadership role to direct and implement Central Oklahoma’s bioscience industry initiatives. This work includes implementation of the Oklahoma Bioscience Innovation Cluster program of work funded by the U.S. Economic Development Administration through its Build Back Better program efforts. These dollars are specifically allocated to reorganize and recalibrate Central Oklahoma and Oklahoma’s leadership structure to support bioscience industry growth. In this role, this contract will also serve as an interim contract CEO to OK Bio Inc., a statewide industry/research collaborative tasked with providing strategy, outreach and industry education to support industry growth. For more information, please go here. To apply, please contact

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President and CEO - BioCrossroads

BioCrossroads, Indiana’s catalyst for life sciences innovation, is actively seeking a dynamic and visionary leader to serve as its President and CEO. This pivotal role will be central to advancing Indiana’s burgeoning life sciences sector, connecting with key stakeholders across corporate, academic, and philanthropic landscapes. The President and CEO will be responsible for steering BioCrossroads’ diverse portfolio of programs, from biopharma manufacturing industry growth to talent development, and sharing our message with a global audience. Collaborating closely with the BioCrossroads Board of Directors, the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP), and other strategic initiatives under the CICP umbrella, the chosen candidate will act as the primary spokesperson and public advocate for Indiana’s life sciences community. 

The President and CEO will also serve as the chair of the investment committee for the Indiana Seed Funds and represent CICP to the Indiana Biosciences Research Institute, among other critical organizations. This is a unique opportunity for a strategic thinker with strong organizational management capabilities to make a significant impact on both the health of patients around the world and the economic health of Indiana. 

A full job description is available here. Leaders who are interested in the position should contact Medallion at  

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