Director, Strategy & Translation University of Toronto Canada

Director, Strategy & Translation

Job Number: 1900009

Faculty / Division: Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering

Department: Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering

Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)


Medicine by Design (MbD) is a highly specialized research initiative at University of Toronto that draws on world-class research expertise across multiple academic divisions, affiliated hospitals, regional, national and international academic partners, and commercial organizations. The vision of MbD is to establish a globally competitive hub for creating, manufacturing and commercializing cells, tissues and organs that can be safely and effectively transplanted into patients to improve their health and create long-term economic benefits to Canadians. Initially funded beginning in 2015 through the Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF) program, the objective of MbD is to bridge existing peaks of excellence within the regenerative medicine ecosystem in Toronto and Canada through new talent, partnerships and cross-cutting R&D platforms, nationally and internationally, creating a holistic pipeline linking discovery science to commercial outputs across all biological scales – a globally unique capacity within a single cluster.


Reporting to the Executive Director of Medicine by Design (MbD), the Director, Strategy & Translation brings the strategic operational and programmatic leadership, direction and oversight in order to contribute to and ensure the success of the Medicine by Design (MbD) research initiative. As the senior administrative member of the MbD team, the incumbent will play a pivotal leadership role in the strategic development and management of the MbD initiative. Responsibilities include: development and management of strategic partnerships across institutional, governmental, sectoral and geographic borders; development of a scientific & clinical translation strategy and execution of strategic communications plans; preparation of key documents including internal and external progress/impact and financial reports; supporting and managing MbD governance; and implementing scientific programs, allocating budgets and creating a hiring strategy.


Minimum of a Post Graduate Degree in molecular or cellular biology, microbiology, biomedical, biochemical engineering or an acceptable combination of education and experience. Project management, business, and/or financial management certificate or an acceptable combination of education and experience. A PhD and MBA are highly desirable.


A minimum of ten years’ experience in working within an academic setting with related experience in strategy development and implementation of academic and research programs. Experience in a senior administrative role managing complex relationships, preferably in a University environment or other large organization, is also desirable. Knowledge and experience in organizational governance. Demonstrated experience in financial, human resources and communications management.


Proven ability assessing opportunities in a variety of science and technical disciplines; excellent research, analytical, negotiation, partnership development, project management, organizational and interpersonal skills; excellent oral and written communication skills; creative problem solving and decision making; mentorship abilities. Computer competency with knowledge of spreadsheet, database, and word processing applications.


Ability to work at the highest strategic levels, to gain and maintain the respect of senior administration and also to take strategy and move it through to tactics and action. Ability to deal with senior University Officers and external stakeholders in a manner which facilitates cooperation and consensus building. Ability to be comfortable, credible and persuasive within academic, government or business environments; ability to initiate, build and nurture academic and research partnerships. Demonstrated effective leadership, motivational and planning abilities. Excellent political acuity, tact, judgment and discretion. Ability to interpret and evaluate policy and procedural requirements. Must be highly self-motivated and sustain a high degree of initiative. Must be a talented and fluent writer, able to concisely summarize information and provide a rationale for action. Must be able to identify and understand emerging issues as well as set and manage priorities.

Travel: None

Employee Group: Professional / Managerial

Appointment Type: Budget - Continuing

Schedule: Full-time

Pay Scale Group and Hiring Rate: PM 6 -- Hiring Zone: $109,555 - $127,814 -- Broadband Salary Range: $109,555 - $182,591

Job Field: Administration

Job Posting: Jan 7, 2019

Job Closing: Jan 23, 2019, 12:59:00 PM

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