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Associate Director, Industry Alliances, Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida


Associate Director, Industry Alliances

Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida

Position Highlights:

  • Leads the Industry Alliance Business Unit in the Office of Innovation and Industry Alliances
  • Forges industry partnerships around Moffitt science and technology.
  • Determines value of potential collaborations, defines scope and breadth of collaborative activities, creates different types of budgets, and negotiates business terms
  • Leads various phases of the partnership process including concept, research plan, budget, and contract phases.
  • Participates in the formulation of strategies and policies around the development of industry alliances
  • Directs cross-functional teams of professionals in complex alliances or transactions

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Strong verbal and written skills
  • Deep problem solving skills based upon fact finding, research and collaboration
  • Highly organized and has strong time management skills
  • Effective inter-personal skills and high emotional intelligence
  • Broad negotiation skills and ability to forge win-win partnerships


  • Identities business opportunities
  • Develops concept documents/term sheets
  • Prepares statements of work
  • Builds collaboration budgets
  • Negotiates research collaboration agreements
  • Ensures quality standards are met
  • Supervises Industry Alliance team members

Credentials and Qualifications:

  • PhD in Life Sciences
  • Six (6) years of technology transfer, licensing, and/or business development
  • Knowledge of academic institutions such as cancer centers, research institutions, or universities
  • Ability to succinctly and eloquently pitch new technologies to potential partners
  • Highly organized and has strong time management skills


  • Three (3) years of supervisory experience

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