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Technology Mining - UM  and statewide
  •    Initial technology consultation, determination of commercial potential, and triage of projects to appropriate MTRAC funding vehicle.
  •    Assist Senior Tech Miner in identifying new technologies suitable for MTRAC funding
  •    Establish and maintain working relations with commercialization and R&D groups at affiliate institutions
  •    Work with faculty to stress importance of commercialization, potentials for entrepreneurship and roadmap for technology transfer
Project Management for MTRAC, Mi-TRAC and Mi-Kickstart. Assist the Sr. Tech Miner with:
  •    Oversight committee management
  •    Identify mentors for selected technology teams
  •    Project team management and mentoring - quarterly updates
  •    Team budgets and accounting
  •    Quarterly project reviews and communication to project teams
Assist with development of, and actively monitor, both program budget and those of funded projects
Track program metrics and compile into quarterly reports for MEDC
Assist CPD with development and implementation of MTRAC sustainability plan and milestones
Related duties and Responsibilities:
  • Maintain a working knowledge of University and statewide faculty, support staff and resources
  • Strong understanding of the medical technology development ecosystem and resources in Michigan
  • Drive teamwork with multiple units and groups across campus
  • Track results and provide early warning when projects are in jeopardy of missing milestones

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Minimum of four years of work experience in life science technology development
  • Project planning/management
  • Experience in customer-focused functions
  • Strong organizational skills with demonstrated attention to detail, self starter with ability to set priorities, customer focused, ability to interact effectively with a wide variety of people, ability to act effectively both independently and as a member of a team, flexibility to meet changing priorities and fluency with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Powerpoint).
  • Desired Quals: Basic Knowledge of venture funding and the milestones that drive value creation for investors, understanding of technology transfer and venture start-up process, familiarity with FDA regulations for clinical trial and commercialization (e.g. IND, 510(k), IDE).
  • Project manager experience with translational technologies
  • Understand Office of Research/MTRAC's capabilities, resources and connection
  • Ability to team with Medical School Admin, Office of Tech Transfer, MEDC and other MTRAC stakeholders

Work Schedule

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Work Locations

NCRC, Building 520, 3rd Floor

Underfill Statement

This position may be underfilled at a lower classification depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.

Additional Information

Fast Forward Medical Innovation is a unit of the UMMS Office of Research and part of the Medical School’s Strategic Research Initiative. With the ultimate goal of impacting patient health, we help faculty researchers navigate the commercialization process via education, mentoring, and funding resources.
Our team acts as an innovation navigator for U-M biomedical researchers and their potential collaborators in the realms of diagnostics, therapeutics, devices, and healthcare IT. We invite you to browse our portfolio of successful projects and faculty innovators. (

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act.

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.