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The following positions are available:

Chief Program Officer - University City Science Center

The University City Science Center is seeking candidates for the role of chief program officer. The Chief Program Officer (CPO) will be responsible for overseeing the implementation, operations, and evaluation of all programming at the Science Center. They will lead, manage, and coordinate the work of multiple program areas, each led by senior professionals, and be responsible for ensuring successful cross-coordination between program areas and with other departments.

The CPO will collaborate closely with the CEO and members of the Executive Leadership Team (ELT) to set program strategy, evaluate program scalability, and ensure that Science Center programming is advancing the vision and mission of the Science Center while being at the forefront of innovation in Philadelphia and beyond. The CPO will play a pivotal role in shaping the organization's mission, vision, and impact, ensuring that programs align with the organization's goals and objectives.

The CPO will have internal contacts with the entire staff and external contact with clients, partners and vendors. This position will have access to sensitive UCSC information and is expected to handle such information with integrity and professionalism. This position is expected to represent the Science Center in a professional manner. The CPO will report directly to the CEO and will manage the leaders of Science Center programs. This position will participate in department activities as necessary. For more information and to apply, please go here.

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FUEL Director of Use-Inspired R&D - Louisiana State University

Future Use of Energy in Louisiana (FUEL), is an NSF-funded program, NSF Engine: Louisiana Energy Transition Engine, that is positioning the state as a global energy transition leader through high-impact technology development and innovation that supports the energy industry in lowering carbon emissions. FUEL brings together a growing team of universities, community and technical colleges, state agencies, and industry and capital partners led by LSU.

The Director of Use-Inspired Research & Development will be responsible for working closely with the FUEL Executive Director, industry members, universities, and community stakeholders to promote, develop, design, implement, and monitor all use-inspired research & development activities under the project. This position will supervise and manage all industry-directed use-inspired R&D projects including the Use-Inspired R&D network, Use-Inspired R&D round table discussions, Use-Inspired R&D support programs for HBCUs/MSIs/CTCs, and Use-Inspired R&D projects ranging from $50k to $500k and beyond. For more information, go here.

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FUEL Director of Workforce Development - Louisiana State University

Future Use of Energy in Louisiana (FUEL), is an NSF-funded program, NSF Engine: Louisiana Energy Transition Engine, that is positioning the state as a global energy transition leader through high-impact technology development and innovation that supports the energy industry in lowering carbon emissions. FUEL brings together a growing team of universities, community and technical colleges, state agencies, and industry and capital partners led by LSU.

The Director of Workforce Development will be responsible for working closely with the FUEL Executive Director, Industry Members, Universities, and community stakeholders to promote, develop, design, implement, and monitor all Workforce Development activities under the project. This position will supervise and manage all industry directed Workforce Development projects including a STEM k-12 network of educators and partners across the FUEL Region, a nested mentor program for college, high school, and middle school students to encourage STEM education, a STEM train-the-trainer program to help grow the STEM k-12 workforce in the FUEL Region, and identify workforce needs and deploy funds to support the creation of new educational courses to address gaps based on industry workforce needs at the technical and professional education levels. For more information, please go here.

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FUEL Director of Technology Commercialization - Louisiana State University

Future Use of Energy in Louisiana (FUEL), is an NSF-funded program, NSF Engine: Louisiana Energy Transition Engine, that is positioning the state as a global energy transition leader through high-impact technology development and innovation that supports the energy industry in lowering carbon emissions. FUEL brings together a growing team of universities, community and technical colleges, state agencies, and industry and capital partners led by LSU.

The Director of Technology Commercialization will be responsible for working closely with the FUEL Executive Director, Industry Members, Universities, and community stakeholders to promote, develop, design, implement, and monitor all Translation of Innovation to Practice/Technology Commercialization activities. This position will supervise and manage all Technology Commercialization projects including a energy entrepreneur network across the Region, an Energy Transition Proof-of-Concept fund, an executives-in-residence (EIR) program in support of new FUEL supported ventures, a structure for incubation of early-stage FUEL supported ventures, an investor alliance, a FUEL-focused technology transfer office, a patent fund for FUEL supported inventions, and a FUEL pitch event for early stage ventures. For additional details, please go here.

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FUEL Director of Community Engagement - Lousiana State University

Future Use of Energy in Louisiana (FUEL), is an NSF-funded program, NSF Engine: Louisiana Energy Transition Engine, that is positioning the state as a global energy transition leader that supports the energy industry in lowering carbon emissions. FUEL brings together a growing team of universities, community and technical colleges, state agencies, and industry and capital partners led by LSU.

The Director of Community Engagement will be responsible for working closely with the FUEL Executive Director, industry members, universities, and community stakeholders to promote, develop, design, implement, and monitor all community engagement activities. This position will supervise and manage all community engagement projects including Use-Inspired R&D support programs, Workforce Development support programs, and Translation of Innovation to Practice/Technology Commercialization support programs. For more information, please go here.

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Senior Managing Director - BioGenerator Ventures

BioGenerator Ventures, the investment and entrepreneur support division of BioSTL, is seeking a Senior Managing Director to play a crucial role in driving the growth and impact of St. Louis' thriving innovation ecosystem. The Senior Managing Director will be responsible for leading BioGenerator Ventures, which includes managing its portfolio of over 70 active companies.

In this pivotal role, the Senior Managing Director will lead BioGenerator Ventures’ ongoing work to create and grow promising new companies in St. Louis —providing investment and comprehensive startup support, including access to the BioGenerator Labs. BioGenerator Ventures' current portfolio is aligned with St. Louis' strengths, including therapeutics, diagnostics, medical devices, agtech, food/nutrition, and healthcare. In 2023, BioGenerator Ventures invested in 23 startup companies, and the portfolio has collectively raised over $2.7B in capital from local, national, and global investors.

As part of the BioSTL Senior Leadership Team, the Senior Managing Director will help guide the long-term vision and strategic direction of BioSTL, which has been a driving force in developing St. Louis' innovation ecosystem. The position will report to Donn Rubin, BioSTL Founding President and CEO and BioGenerator Ventures’ Chairman. For more details and to apply for the position, please go here.

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