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MD Anderson Cancer Center Program Coordinator in Houston, Texas

The Strategic Industry Ventures (SIV) group at MD Anderson Cancer Center is primarily responsible for conceiving, drafting, negotiating, executing and operationalizing a wide range of value-creating relationships with leaders in the biomedical/oncology industry. The end goal of these activities is to enhance existing intellectual property (IP) and/or develop new technologies and therapies which lead to better outcomes for cancer patients. This is goal is accomplished through the execution of various agreements between MD Anderson outside parties.

The primary purpose of this SIV Program Coordinator (PC) position is to support the business development function and activities within the SIV group. The PC will be responsible for a wide range of tasks including project/program management duties and administrative responsibilities, all of which ultimately aid in the execution of value-creating transactions for MD Anderson Cancer Center and our patients.

KEY FUNCTIONS

  • Coordinate, organize, and track the flow of documents between MDACC Legal Services, SIV, other internal and external groups. At any point in time, the PC will be able to identify the status and timing of a wide range of SIV-touching documents such as confidential disclosure agreements (CDAs or NDAs), material transfer agreements (MTAs), inbound and outbound license agreements, collaborative development agreements, co-development agreements, risk-share agreements, clinical alliance agreements and various documents related to the creation of start-up companies.

  • Enter the executed documents into the appropriate databases and notify the relevant parties across the Institution to ensure a smooth handoff to the operations group.

  • Liaise with Legal Services and the Office of Technology Commercialization as needed in support of transaction execution and post-transaction management.

  • Create and populate virtual data rooms, along with granting and managing access to the appropriate internal and external parties.

  • Coordinate and schedule a high frequency of meetings, including complex meetings with multiple internal and external stakeholders along with creating agendas and meeting materials as needed.

  • Primarily responsible for and main point of contact for on-site and off-site meetings with potential collaborators/partners.

  • Communicate in a polished, professional manner with internal and external groups.

  • Create and manage meeting itineraries and schedules for various healthcare and business conferences (e.g. ASCO, AACR, ASH, JP Morgan).

  • Coordinate domestic and international travel for SIV members, including conference registrations, travel authorizations, itineraries, hotel confirmations, car rental, ground transportation, etc. along with associated travel reimbursement activities.

  • Assist in preparation of professional quality presentations with internal and/or external stakeholders.

  • Coordinate and prepare special reports as needed, which will include use of various Microsoft Office products or other departmental/institutional database/software.

  • Conduct targeted market research activities as support of future and ongoing deals.

  • Responsible for special one-off projects as assigned.

  • Must be able to work independently with limited supervision and make decisions and resolve problems in the absence of supervisory personnel.

  • Must exercise the utmost discretion in handling confidential and sensitive information.

  • Must be able to handle multiple priorities simultaneously.

  • Back-up other staff as necessary.

  • Other duties as assigned.

CORE COMPETENCIES

  • Team with others:

  • Initiate, develop, and manage healthy relationships and networks within the group and across MD Anderson. (This is a key character trait for this role.)

  • Encourage collaboration and input from all team members.

  • Value the contributions of all team members.

  • Balance individual and team goals.

  • Oral and written communication:

  • Strong written and verbal skills.

  • Express ideas clearly and concisely in groups and one-to-one conversations.

  • Create an environment with open channels of communication

  • Self-motivation:

  • Work in situations involving uncertainty, shifting priorities and rapid change.

  • Willing to own your mistakes.

  • Deal constructively with mistakes and setbacks.

  • Demonstrate flexibility.

  • Naturally curious and enjoys making improvements to processes and functions.

  • Computer skills and proficiencies:

  • Solid experience with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Zoom.

  • Comfortable with interacting with various databases.

  • Thoroughness

  • Strong attention to details.

WORKING CONDITIONS

This position will be primarily be a remote position with minimal time working at the on-campus office. This position requires:

Category

Meeting certain deadlines

YES

Working in Office Environment

YES at times

Working in Patient Care Unit (e.g. Nursing unit; outpatient clinic)

NO

Exposure to human/animal blood, body fluids, or tissues

NO

Exposure to harmful chemicals

NO

Exposure to radiation

NO

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Indicate the time required to do each of the following physical demands:

Time Spent

Never

0%

Occasionally

1-33%

Frequently

34-66%

Continuously

67-100%

Standing

Walking

Sitting

Reaching

Lifting/Carrying

Up to 10 lbs

10lbs to 50 lbs

X

More than 50 lbs

Pushing/Pulling

Up to 10 lbs

10lbs to 50 lbs

More than 50 lbs

Computer/keyboard skills

X

COGNITIVE DEMANDS

Appropriate Behavior

Attention to detail

Comprehending

Following Instructions

Giving and Receiving Constructive Feedback

Interpersonal Skills

Mathematical Skills/Reasoning

Multitasking

Oral Communication

Reading Skills/Comprehension

Working Alone

Written Communication

EDUCATION:

Required: Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or related field.

Preferred: Master's degree in Business Administration or related field.

EXPERIENCE:

Required: Three years project/program coordination experience. May substitute required education degree with additional years of equivalent experience on a one to one basis. With preferred degree, one year of required experience.

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 154648

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Work Week: Days

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 47,500

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 59,500

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 71,500

  • FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay

  • Fund Type: Hard

  • Work Location: Hybrid Onsite/Remote

  • Pivotal Position: No

  • Referral Bonus Available?: Yes

  • Relocation Assistance Available?: No

  • Science Jobs: Yes

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