Genome Prairie is seeking a Director of Business Development to join its team in Winnipeg, Manitoba. A strong industrial network and knowledge of the biotechnology community in Manitoba are requirements for this position. Reporting to the President and Chief Executive Officer, the ideal candidate understands the scope of genomics research and will identify research partnership opportunities at the regional, national and international levels. The Director of Business Development will lead the development of budgets and evaluate the potential economic impacts of Genome Prairie projects.
To excel in this position, candidates must possess exemplary leadership skills, contract negotiation experience, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and be comfortable networking with stakeholders and participating in government relations activities. Experience in fostering and maintaining partnerships among a diverse group of stakeholders in public-private partnerships is preferred. Candidates with experience leading research programs with industrial partners are encouraged to apply. Qualifications include an advanced degree (either an MSc, or a BSc or BComm with MBA) and experience in at least one of the health, agriculture, energy and mining, or environment sectors.
The successful candidate will have the benefit of working closely with the Chief Scientific Officer and Vice President of Science Programs who have acquired a broad understanding of the region and its priorities. Remuneration will be based on qualifications and experience, and includes a comprehensive benefits package and other incentives.
Interested candidates are asked to forward an electronic resume and cover letter (one PDF file) by e-mail. No phone calls please. Applications will be accepted until 4:00 pm on Wednesday, May 8, 2013. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.