Career Center

Job postings will remain for a total of 90 days unless AURP is otherwise notified. After 90 days, the postings will be removed from the AURP Web site. If the position is filled prior to the 90 day limit, please contact AURP and request that it be removed. To post a job, please email Diana Horn. Need examples of job descriptions? Some sample job descriptions are here


May 20, 2022


Head of Biotech & Life Science Ecosystem Development – Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC

The Head of Biotech & Life Science Ecosystem Development is a team member of Innovation Quarter (iQ), in partnership with the Economic Development Department at Greater Winston-Salem, Inc. (GWSI). The purpose of this leadership role is to promote Winston Salem as the nucleus and gateway to access knowledge and resources in biotech and life sciences in Innovation Quarter and to develop opportunities for new life science companies to enter Forsyth County, with an emphasis in our identified focus areas, as noted below under position functions. (e.g., regenerative medicine, population health-value health transformation, healthy aging) The Head of Biotech & Life Science Ecosystem Development will contribute to the development and implementation of strategies for relevant industry recruitment, in coordination with Innovation Quarter and Greater Winston Salem, Inc. economic development goals and strategic plan. This person will collaborate and work closely with team members at Atrium Health and Wake Forest Baptist (AH WFB). We invite you to learn more by reviewing the job posting on AHWFB career site.


April 11, 2022

Vice President for Research and innovation - San Diego State University
The VPRI provides a broad vision and executive leadership for campus-wide research initiatives. The VPRI is responsible for inspiring and supporting a diverse and comprehensive portfolio of research and scholarly activity, as well as entrepreneurial activities in coordination with regional, state, federal and industry partners. This is an especially important charge given the university’s expansion into two new Innovation Districts: SDSU Mission Valley and SDSU Imperial Valley. The VPRI also provides broad, strategic vision and collaborative leadership that supports academic deans, faculty, staff and students to elevate the quality and scope of SDSU's research and scholarly activities, thus advancing the mission and reputation of San Diego State University nationally and internationally. Learn More.

April 11, 2022

Economic Development Project Manager – TEConomy Partners, LLC
TEConomy Partners, LLC (TEConomy), a global consulting firm leading research, analysis, and strategy development focused on innovation-driven economic development, is seeking to continue our growth by adding an Economic Development Project Manager to our team. The position will be responsible for managing complex innovation-based economic development consulting projects and related public policy and strategic planning efforts. The ideal candidate will be someone who is open to being intellectually stimulated on a daily basis and has an entrepreneurial mindset – looking to solve unique client challenges. TEConomy is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, and we have home‐based offices in multiple locations. We are open to candidates from across the nation and do not expect the selected candidate to relocate. We invite you to learn more by reviewing the job posting on our company website.

April 11, 2022

Director of Entrepreneurship, Enterprise Works, University of Illinois Research Park
The Director of Entrepreneurship seeks to build the national reputation and excellence of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign entrepreneurship ecosystem in partnership with key stakeholders on campus. The Director is responsible for strategic development and implementation of a vision and infrastructure to establish and accelerate a cross-campus culture of entrepreneurship that spans research institutes, colleges, and departments. The position is primarily focused on supporting the entrepreneurship programming and business development of clients of the EnterpriseWorks incubator at the University of Illinois Research Park, which provides technology commercialization support for researchers and entrepreneurs, supports new venture creation, and catalyzes promising startup companies. Learn more.

March 23, 2022

Senior Director, Marcom Operations, Office of Innovation at University of Cincinnati
The Office of Innovation at the University of Cincinnati is hiring a Senior Director of Marcom Operations to support the Cincinnati Innovation District (CID) by overseeing the daily operations of the marketing communications efforts. Responsible for all aspects of communication and project timelines, overseeing effective work output, a seamless creative process and exceptional client service both internally and externally. Directs the work of the assigned project management team toward delivering strategic solutions that are effective, best-in-class and timely. To learn more or apply:

March 21, 2022

Managing Director, Pennovation Works
Reporting to the Executive Director of Real Estate Services, the Managing Director of Pennovation Works (MD) is responsible for overall direction and oversight of the Pennovation Works Campus (a 23 acre development site) on behalf of Penn. The Pennovation Works just celebrated its 5th year anniversary. The campus currently represents an ecosystem which houses innovators and entrepreneurs in approximately 250,000 square feet and the long-term plan is slated to grow to 1.5 to 2.0 M square feet. The Managing Director is charged to translates the University's and Pennovation Work's vision into actionable plans and provides leadership via effective partnerships with the decentralized team responsible for Pennovation Works operations. Learn more.

March 16, 2022

Associate Vice President for Research and Executive Director, ODU Research Foundation
Old Dominion University (ODU) is seeking a collaborative and innovative leader as the inaugural associate vice president for research and executive director of the ODU Research Foundation (AVPR/ED) to work with the University's senior leadership, the ODU Research Foundation Board of Trustees, the entire team within the ODU Research Foundation, research faculty and other stakeholders across campus as ODU is sharply focused on fulfilling its mission, while gaining national and international prominence. The AVPR/ED will have a demonstrated background of successful, ethical leadership and progressively greater business management responsibilities including financial, human resources, and risk management operations, as well as sponsored program management. Learn more.

February 17, 2022

Executive Director, BioBAT
BioBAT works to support the advancement of the life science industry in New York City by providing facilities and resources for scientific research and advanced manufacturing at the Brooklyn Army Terminal in Brooklyn, NY. BioBAT is helping New York City to attract and retain promising research firms and develop a skilled 21st Century workforce. The Executive Director will oversee all operations of BioBAT, leading and providing vision to grow BioBAT’s impact in the community. Learn more.

February 17, 2022

Vice President of Research, University of Minnesota
The VPR reports directly to the University President, serves as a member of the President’s Senior Leadership team and is responsible for providing central leadership to the University's research programs and representing the University's interests in research on its campuses and to external constituencies. As the institution's chief research officer, the VPR oversees all aspects of research at the University's five campuses, providing guidance to individual researchers and managing the system-wide research enterprise. Nominations and expressions of interest will be accepted until a list of candidates is put forward for final consideration, though applications submitted by March 11, 2022, will receive full consideration. Learn more.