College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Location: 80526, Colorado
Type: Full Time
Salary: $200,000 - $275,000
$200,000 - $275,000 plus comprehensive benefits; commensurate with experience and qualifications
Translational Medicine Institute Director at Colorado State University, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences An exceptional and visionary leader is being sought to join the academic institution as the Director of the Translational Medicine Institute (TMI). The Director will guide the TMI in bridging the gap between scientific discovery and clinical application, bringing innovative therapies and medical breakthroughs to animal and human patients worldwide. The Director will shape the future of healthcare by leading a talented team of researchers, forging collaborations with industry partners, and driving the translation of cutting-edge research into tangible medical technologies.
The Director will build and cultivate the TMI research strategy, benefitting from the state-of-the-art facilities, cutting-edge technologies, and vibrant research community. The Director’s leadership skills will be instrumental in translating scientific discoveries into practical clinical applications, fostering an environment that encourages interdisciplinary collaboration and forward-thinking initiatives.
Translation and commercialization of research is a key objective of TMI activities. The Director will drive this critical process by fostering a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation within the institution. The director will work closely with research teams and technology transfer offices to identify promising discoveries and devise comprehensive plans for commercialization.
The Director will actively engage in securing research funding and facilitating research teams both within and external to the TMI through traditional federal and not-for-profit granting mechanisms, industry collaborations and philanthropic support. The Director will ensure the continued growth and sustainability of the TMI through leadership that develops the TMI research portfolio to achieve the desired translational focus.
To excel in this role, candidates must possess a proven track record of visionary leadership, strategic thinking, and successful collaboration within the field of academic and/or industry research and translational medicine. As Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion are one of the College’s strategic pillars, it is essential that the Director have a solid understanding of these principles and have demonstrated applying them, as well as experience leading with an equity-centered mindset. Candidates must also demonstrate experience in building research strategies, fostering industry partnerships, and commercialization of scientific discoveries. The Director must exhibit exceptional communication and networking skills, capacity to forge strategic alliances, ability to attract philanthropic interest and cultivate relationships with funding agencies and foundations.
This position is primarily in-office, with some flexibility for virtual meetings and occasional remote work
Reporting Structure The TMI Director will report to the Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (CVMBS) or the Dean’s designee.
The Director has an executive team at their discretion to assist with facilitating the functions of the TMI. Current positions include Associate Director of Continuing Education and Associate Director of Operations and Strategy. Additional Associate Director (AD) positions to complement the leadership team (for example AD of Research, AD of Business Development) and other organizational positions could be hired at the discretion of the Director.
CVMBS and the Department of Clinical Sciences are currently considering governance structures for faculty with primary assignments within an institute. The TMI Director will have the opportunity to provide mentorship and performance review for each active TMI faculty member to the relevant Department Head. Additionally, it is envisioned that the TMI director will have the authority to govern how programmatic space is allocated within the TMI facility based upon reasonable consideration of productive CSU academic space utilization in consultation with the Department Head, Program leaders and Center directors.
The TMI Director is a full-time (12 vs 9 month) administrative professional leadership position. The Director may request a faculty joint appointment in an appropriate college and academic department, as desired and eligible.
Along with a resume or CV and the contact information for three professional references, applicants must submit a cover letter addressing how their education/experience aligns with each of the minimum and preferred qualifications listed in the job posting.
Moving expenses and signing bonus can be negotiated upon hire.
References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates. CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer and conducts background checks on all final candidates.
PhD/DVM/MD or equivalent o An MBA plus 5 years of relevant translational research/industry experience may substitute for the PhD/DVM/MD
Experience leading sizable (10 or more employees) academic or industry operations and professional staff
Experience managing multi-million dollar annual budget
Demonstrated success leading and growing diverse teams
Evidence of collegiality and collaborative skill set.
Demonstrated experience in research development.
Previous experience with the technology commercialization and the preclinical to clinical translation process, preferably in developing biological or medical devices for the treatment of diseases in animals, people, or both.
Focused on leadership, programmatic growth, and team optimization
About College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Improving the health of animals, people, and the planet has been central to our land-grant mission since 1879, when the first veterinary classes began at Colorado Agricultural College. Today, that vision remains at the heart of the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, as we aim to lead the world in education, research, outreach, and service that transforms animal and human health.
Educating the next generation of leaders happens in the classroom, in the lab, and on the clinic floor.
Undergraduate, professional, and graduate courses of study are offered, spanning four departments: clinical sciences; biomedical sciences; environmental and radiological health sciences; and microbiology, immunology, and pathology. The college is home to one of the top veterinary schools in the country and for several decades the program has been ranked in the top three by U.S. News and World Report.
Our world-renowned expertise in life sciences is rooted in collaboration. Our “team science” approach means we seek out connections - with fellow researchers worldwide and with foundation, corporate, and agency partners - that make our science stronger.
Our teaching, research, and service impacts the lives of those in northern Colorado and beyond. We provide access to our expertise in health and medicine through educational events and activities for K-12 students on campus, in schools, and at CSU Spur.
Capitalizing on Colorado State University’s top ranking in veterinary medicine, and building on our tradition of providing high-quality compassionate care and achieving outstanding clinical outcomes, the Veterinary Health System broadens our expertise and skill to deliver the highest levels of customer service, employee satisfaction, and advancements in medicine through clinical service, research, and innovation.