SSTI Job Corner

Have an open position? Let us post your job listing — it's free for SSTI Members/$95 for all others. Job postings stay active on our website for 45 days and a brief mention is included in the SSTI Weekly Digest. Please send the position title, description, and any other relevant information to Jason Rittenberg or use the submission form. The deadline to be included in our weekly newsletter is Wednesday at 12:00 PM. 

The following positions are available:

Associate Director for Laboratory Programs - NIST

The Associate Director for Laboratory Programs (ADLP) represents the Director both inside and outside the Institute and assists the Director in accomplishing the Institute's mission. The ADLP is primarily responsible for representing, coordinating and overseeing the NIST Laboratory Programs.  NIST’s laboratories serve as the National Metrology Institute for the United States, providing traceability to the SI within the U.S., and coordinating internationally through the Treaty of the Meter, and the ADLP carries out this unique mission. The ADLP serves as primary point of contact for NIST laboratory programs with the Director's Office and is responsible for programmatic and operational direction of the labs.  

Learn more about the position and apply here.

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Venture Investment Manager - University of Maryland

UM Ventures requires a hard working, dynamic Venture Investment Manager to identify, recruit, screen & coach seed stage investment opportunities for the Dingman Center Angels and the Maryland Momentum Fund. He/she will also manage the angel network, build a pipeline of UMD and regional entrepreneurs, provide support for faculty led startups and serve as a subject matter expert for a course for student venture associates. The Venture Investment Manager must be interested in working with startups or in venture capital and enjoy the combination of a fast paced, startup environment in an academic setting.

More information on the job posting is available here.

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President & Chief Executive Officer - Iowa Innovation Corporation

The Iowa Innovation Corporation is hiring a Chief Executive Officer to lead the Corporation as its mission pivots to becoming the Iowa Bioscience Development Center (IBDC). This is a key role in leading Iowa’s effort to adopt a more aggressive, formalized approach to organizing for bioscience sector development and establish the IBDC, a public/private partnership, to serve as a catalyst for research, innovation, and commercialization of technologies and companies from the biobased chemicals, precision and digital agriculture, vaccines and immunotherapeutics and medical devices platforms. The successful CEO is expected to maintain working relationships with industry leaders, university leaders and researchers, government stakeholders, such as the Governor and legislators, as well as the team, Board and ecosystem partners. The ideal candidate has a proven track record in leading and managing multiple projects in situations involving complex decision-making with a range of corporate, university and public stakeholders, partners to achieve preferred results. 

The full job posting is available HERE.

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President & Chief Executive Officer - Launch Tennessee

Launch Tennessee is hiring a Chief Executive Officer to take Tennessee entrepreneurship to the next level. This is a key role in building the startup ecosystem in Tennessee and in the Southeast, and the ideal candidate is excited by the opportunity to transform Tennessee into the most startup-friendly state in the nation. The successful CEO is comfortable in many kinds of situations and conveys passion for the LaunchTN mission to any audience: Presenting to large groups, planning with Entrepreneur Center leaders, working with government stakeholders, such as the Governor and legislators, talking to the media, etc. This role will work closely with the team, Board and ecosystem partners, focusing on implementing LaunchTN’s five-year strategic plan, strengthening the company’s culture and core values, coordinating the annual budget and ensuring that our company is an inclusive, collaborative and professional place to learn and work. 

More information on the role can be found here.

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Director, Government and Community Relations - University City Science Center

The University City Science Center has an immediate opening for a Director, Government and Community Relations. The director is responsible for leading government advocacy, public policy development, community relations and workforce development activity for the UCSC and representing the Science Center and its programs at all levels of government, in addition to oversight of public fundraising. This position maintains and develops relationships with agencies and personnel at all levels of government. The director develops and advocates for government policies and programs that support the mission and operations of the Science Center, including without limitation, initiatives in the Science & Technology, Real Estate, Community Engagement, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) and Workforce Development Departments. The position oversees, in partnership with colleagues, efforts relating to grants at all levels of government. The director has responsibility for the workforce development efforts of the organization, including management of internal staff, external contracts and partnerships. The director also serves as the lead on interactions with Registered Community Organizations and other groups serving neighborhoods adjacent to UCSC, and any other government-related or community-related activities and projects as may be assigned. 

The full job posting is available here.

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Vice President, Economic Development and Community Engagement

APLU seeks an experienced leader with knowledge of the role of higher education institutions in innovation and entrepreneurship; talent and workforce development; and social, cultural, and community advancement. While APLU recognizes that candidates may have more depth in one of these broad areas of university partnerships with external stakeholders, the association seeks someone who is able to apply knowledge and experience across a diverse array of partnerships, and across different kinds of economic and societal outcomes. The candidate should also be an experienced grant developer and leader of volunteers and/or distributed teams. The incumbent will serve as the staff director—the principal organizer and coordinator—for the activities of the Council on Engagement and Outreach (CEO) and the Commission on Innovation, Competitiveness, and Economic Prosperity (CICEP), the APLU groups that bring together professionals from across the university engagement enterprise (community engagement, public service, outreach, extension, innovation, technology transfer, industry partnerships, workforce development, etc.).

The full job posting is available here.

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Executive Director - e2e

Executive Director position is open for a business incubation and accelerator firm in Wichita, Kansas. The Executive Director is responsible for creating and maintaining a business incubation system that provides value-added services for the creation, development and growth of new business. Key responsibilities include but are not limited to: development of company selection criteria, programming content and business assistance resources; marketing the program; managing and expanding a network of business, technical and financial consultants and resources required by budding entrepreneurs; and identifying and securing necessary facilities and financial resources for long-term sustainability of the organization.

The full job posting is available here.

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