SSTI Job Corner

Have an open position? Let us post your position or RFP listing — it's free for SSTI Members/$95 for all others. Postings stay active on our website for 45 days and a brief mention is included in the SSTI Weekly Digest. Please use our listing submission form or send the position title, description, and any other relevant information to Susan Niple ( | 614.901.1690). The deadline to be included in our weekly newsletter is Wednesday at 12:00 PM. 

The following positions are available:

Senior Writer/Editor

SSTI, a national nonprofit organization that strengthens initiatives to create a better future through science, technology, innovation and entrepreneurship, seeks a Senior Writer/Editor to serve as the lead writer for SSTI content. This position is ideal for someone who’s passionate about writing; has top-notch writing and editing skills, including the ability to shift style and tone from journalistic (straight news to feature pieces) to report preparation; and, enjoys the challenge of translating complex information to easily understandable prose.

The Senior Writer/Editor will: write news stories for our website and weekly newsletter; track primary and secondary news sources to develop story ideas; work with SSTI staff to produce and distribute our weekly newsletter and other publications; prepare feature pieces on case studies of the results from tech-based economic development programs (including human interest stories on companies created as a result of our members’ work); edit SSTI online and print publications for grammar and style; interview economic development practitioners to capture and share lessons learned; and, work with SSTI members to develop materials to increase understanding of the tech-based economic development community and its impact.

What you need for this position: Great writing, editing, research and communication skills; the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and to work both independently and as part of a committed team; dedication to creating a quality product; a proven track record of success; and, a strong understanding of how federal, state and local government functions. Experience in entrepreneurship, economic development or business communications strongly preferred. MailChimp, HTML/CSS and Adobe Creative Suite/Canva experience preferred. BA in journalism, public relations, communications, or related field preferred.

This is a full-time remote position. While SSTI is based in Columbus, OH, we have employees in several states. We offer a generous benefits package, flexible work schedule and salary commensurate with experience.

Send cover letter, resume and writing sample (or link to writing sample portfolio) to: or via mail to: SSTI Human Resources, 5015 Pine Creek Drive, Westerville, OH 43081  The position will remain open until filled.

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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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Investment Manager - Innovate Mississippi 

Innovate Mississippi develops startups, drives entrepreneurship, and facilitates equity-based capital investment through their statewide ecosystem. For 20 years, they’ve helped develop over 1,500 new startups, connected them with over $181 million in seed and venture capital, and launched three regional micro angel funds within their Angel Network. They provide free coaching and connection resources for entrepreneurs and investors, including their CoBuilders accelerator.

As Innovate Mississippi continues to grow and manage funds, they are adding to their Capital Team. The Investment Manager role will work alongside the Investment Director to launch the new MS SSBCI Venture Capital Fund backing early-stage and seed companies, and growing Mississippi's investor network, working closely with investors and advising startups through capital raise prep, deal sourcing, due diligence, and tracking overall portfolio performance. For more information and to apply for the position, please go here.

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Investment Analyst, BioGenerator Ventures - BioSTL

BioGenerator is hiring a talented and ambitious Investment Analyst, BioGenerator Ventures to join BioGenerator’s team and help build and invest into promising new St. Louis companies. BioGenerator is the startup arm of BioSTL, which has been a leader in the long-term development of St. Louis’ bioscience startup ecosystem. BioGenerator Ventures’ current portfolio is aligned with St. Louis’ strengths, including therapeutics, diagnostics, medical devices, agtech, food/nutrition, and healthcare. In 2021, BioGenerator Ventures invested in 18 startup companies and the BioGenerator Ventures portfolio raised over $1B in capital. In total, these portfolio companies have raised over $2.5B. In addition to helping build and invest in companies as a member of the BioGenerator Ventures team, the role will leverage the BioGenerator Labs, which bring together technology, talent, proof of concept grants, coaching, grant training, and innovative laboratory space in a suite of tools designed to accelerate new ventures. The Investment Analyst will also work with BioGenerator’s Centers of Defense Medicine and Pandemic Resiliency to select the most promising technologies within the centers to be the basis of new BioGenerator Ventures portfolio companies. For more details and to apply, please go here.

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GlobalSTL Healthcare Business Development Associate - BioSTL

GlobalSTL, an initiative of BioSTL, is seeking driven, resourceful candidates in a Healthcare Business Development Associate role to join our mission of transforming the model of health care delivery and improving the health and economic vitality of our region. This position will report to the GlobalSTL Healthcare Business Development Director and will be a full-time, salaried position with BioSTL.

GlobalSTL attracts to St. Louis the U.S. presence of innovative, high-growth companies from around the world. GlobalSTL does this by creating strategic connections to St. Louis' corporations, healthcare systems, and universities and convening their collective voice and buying power. This results in customer and partner relationships with innovators that advance the mission and health of our strategic partners and the communities we serve. In healthcare, GlobalSTL has built an unmatched consortium of more than 18 health organizations across five Midwest states who combined revenues are in excess of $410 Billion (~ 10% of US Healthcare spending) and an international innovation sourcing platform across 15 countries. For this exciting, fast paced role, GlobalSTL is seeking high-potential candidates to leverage, build and lead GlobalSTL’s high performing Healthcare Business Development program to the next level. For more details about the position and instructions to apply, please go here.

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Global STL Early Adopter Grower Innovation Community (EAGIC) Lead - BioSTL

GlobalSTL, an initiative of BioSTL, is seeking resourceful, high-potential candidates for an Early Adopter Grower Innovation Community (EAGIC) role. This position will join our mission of transforming the pathway through which innovation reaches farmers in the US. The role will report to the GlobalSTL Ag-Food Director and will be a full-time, salaried position with BioSTL.

BioSTL is a privately funded non-profit organization transforming the St. Louis bioscience and innovation economy. We have organized business, university, and philanthropic leaders around a set of deliberate strategies that capitalize on St. Louis’ innovation strengths, especially in medical and plant sciences.

GlobalSTL attracts innovative, high-growth companies from around the world to Missouri. The GlobalSTL Ag-Food team does this by creating strategic connections to corporations, universities, and our EAGIC farmers and then convening their collective voice and buying power. This results in relationships with innovators that advance the mission and health of our strategic partners, farmers, and ultimately the rural communities we serve. We are pursuing candidates with a shared vision that can leverage, build, and lead GlobalSTL’s high-performing program to the next level. For more information and to apply for the position, please go here.

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Business Development Specialist, Life Sciences - University of Texas at Austin

The University of Texas at Austin is hiring a Business Development Specialist, Life Sciences that will be responsible for generating a pipeline of potential new partnering opportunities in the life sciences pertaining to intellectual property and corporate sponsored research, with the objective of advancing UT research innovation and commercialization through partnering. The candidate will be responsible for cultivating new relationships and fostering existing relationships with businesses of all sizes; engaging inventors as key contributors for identifying partnering leads and keeping inventors aware of commercialization efforts; providing guidance to personnel responsible for generating marketing materials for intellectual property that is available for partnering and UT Austin’s research domains of interest to industry partners; collaborating with counterparts in Intellectual Property Development to holistically evaluate the appropriate commercialization pathway for intellectual property – via licensing, new venture formation, or corporate sponsored research; soliciting insight from corporate partners to provide the Intellectual Property Development team an industry perspective when evaluating potential patent filings and prosecution; collaborating with counterparts in Licensing and Collaborative Research on term sheet development; raising industry awareness of the entire Discovery to Impact team, including Austin Technology Incubator and Texas Innovation Center, to build and maintain organizational credibility and partnering opportunities and supporting the Director of Business Development with strategic initiatives. For more information and to apply for the position, please go here.

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Assistant Director, Austin Technology Incubator - University of Texas at Austin

Austin Technology Incubator at the University of Texas at Austin is hiring an Assistant Director to further develop, improve and manage its operations. In close coordination and under the collaborative supervision of the ATI Director, the AD is responsible for continuously building and managing a vigorous pipeline of prospective member companies, adding significant value to member companies through regular and frequent consultation and deployment of UT and other resources and working with all portfolio companies within the ATI portfolio to connect, consult, mentor, direct and grow. The candidate will also manage operational aspects of ATI, including reporting aspects for various programs. For more information and to apply for the position, please go here.

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Innovation Strategist (Operation and Policy Analyst 4) - Business Oregon

Business Oregon, the state’s economic development agency, is currently hiring an Innovation & Strategist (Operations & Policy Analyst 4). The position will manage programs that support innovation, research best practices in innovation-based economic development, and assist with policy and program development. They will prepare reports and presentations for a variety of public and private sector audiences. They will assist in the management of programs, maintain relationships with partners, oversee contracts and serve as a primary staff member for the Oregon Innovation Council (Oregon InC). For more details and to apply, please go here.

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IDEA Fund Manager - Missouri Technology Corporation

MTC is seeking an IDEA Fund Manager to lead the next decade of equity-based investments into Missouri-based high-growth potential entrepreneurs, in an effort to generate an outsized economic development impact for the state. More specifically, MTC seeks a highly motivated, self-driven, organized candidate ideally with strong ties to the Missouri entrepreneurial ecosystems to be responsible for the day-to-day management and long-term strategic planning of its state-sponsored venture capital program (IDEA Fund Co-Investment Program). For more details and instructions to apply, please go here.

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Notice of Investment Opportunity– New Jersey State Small Business Credit Initiative (“SSBCI”) Life Science/ Healthcare Fund - New Jersey Economic Development Authority

The NJ Economic Development Authority (“NJEDA” or “the Authority”) seeks submissions from venture capital manager(s) that have demonstrated competency, capacity, and skill in managing start-up and early-stage investment strategies into growing health care and life sciences sectors companies in New Jersey (“NJ” or “State”), to receive an investment from a public institution and manage a possible Life Science/ Healthcare Fund (the “Fund”) for investment into Life Science/ Healthcare businesses. For more information, deadlines and instructions to respond, go here.

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OKBIOSTART Executive Director - University of Oklahoma

The Oklahoma Biotech Startup Programs (OKBIOSTART) Executive Director will lead the strategy, implementation, and day-to-day operations for the Tom Love Innovation Hub’s OKBIOSTART Program. The Executive Director reports to the Tom Love Innovation Hub Executive Director. Governance for the program will also include the OKBIOSTART Advisory Board which includes local and national key stakeholders and biotech industry leaders.

The OKBIOSTART Programs will bring together key ecosystem partners across academia, investors, corporate, government, and entrepreneurial support organizations to provide a comprehensive suite of programs to combat economic disruption and inequity. OKBIOSTART’s suite of programs accelerate innovation, commercialize research, and grow new biotech startups in Central Oklahoma in a repeatable, scalable manner.

This position will work in a fast paced and unstructured environment that interfaces with research, technology and business worlds. The Director must demonstrate a significant leadership role in this position by the development, promotion and execution of a complex interdisciplinary program and coordination of a large team and broad collaborations. This is a senior level position that provides the opportunity to leverage new and existing relationships, evaluate new technologies and assess new business opportunities while developing relationships with ecosystem partners, outside investors, and industry to sustain the program's funding. For more details and to apply, please go here.

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Director of Commercialization - Launch Tennessee

LaunchTN, a public-private partnership uniquely positioned to cultivate and support collaboration among founders, investors, the private sector, institutions and government, currently has an opening for a Director of Commercialization. 

The LaunchTN Director of Commercialization will lead commercialization activities for LaunchTN, which includes a high level of direct support and collaboration with deep tech founders in Tennessee. Currently, the LaunchTN Commercialization Portfolio consists of over 100+ deep tech startups and as of FY23 more than $7M in funding for commercialization support. This position will report to the CEO, will work closely with the entire LaunchTN team and be a member of the Senior Leadership Team.

The position focuses in three key areas (1) serving as direct commercialization support to founders who are taking their technologies from lab to market (2) developing, collaborating, leading and executing on grant opportunities aligned with LaunchTN, research institutions, and higher-ed collaborators (think: NSF Engines, EDA’s Build Back Better, etc.) and (3) supporting and growing the vision for statewide resources for commercialization, including building new programmatic opportunities.

LaunchTN looking for an energetic professional who is experienced in managing multiple projects and stakeholders, and is able to work independently with little or no supervision. For more details and to apply for the position, please go here.

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Director of Investment Programs

The University of Texas at Austin is seeking a Director of Investment Programs.This position will manage the UT Seed Fund, which includes evaluating, conducting initial due diligence, advancing, and recommending investments from a portfolio of new ventures based on University of Texas at Austin licensed intellectual property. This position will also establish the Longhorn Angel Network. This position will build the team, which will include an angel network manager and investment analysts with deep tech domain expertise. Read more details and apply here.

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Director of Life Science Technology Development

The University of Texas at Austin is seeking a Director of Life Science Technology Development. The Discovery to Impact Director of Life Science Technology Development is responsible for building, directing, and managing a team of professionals, including project managers, consultants, and co-development partners. This team will advance a pipeline of therapeutics and devices in the life sciences space to de-risk technologies and add value to the University assets prior to partnering.  This team’s mission is to conduct product development projects for vetted and commercially validated technologies to make them industry-ready. The team fills the gap between discovery and commercial assets. For more information and to apply for the position, please go here.   

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CEO - Uplands Science and Technology Foundation

The Uplands Science and Technology Foundation (USTF) seeks an experienced and collaborative leader to serve as its new CEO.

USTF is a nonprofit research foundation, formed in 2021 to accelerate the transformation of the WestGate Technology Park into a knowledge community and mixed-use innovation hub in the Indiana Uplands. The new CEO will take over at a pivotal moment for WestGate as the USTF moves to capitalize on the development of a $385 million microelectronics fabrication facility that was announced by Governor Eric Holcomb on November 21, 2022. The facility will bring 300-400 jobs with average wages near $100,000 per year and will have a catalytic impact on the park.

The new CEO will be charged with realizing the vision laid out in the ambitious WestGate Master Plan, which was developed in consultation with nationally recognized experts including TEConomy Partners, Perkins+Will, and The University Financing Foundation. For more details and instructions to apply, please go here.

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