Oregon Health & Science University

Alliance Manager

Job Locations US-Telecommuting
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
Unclassified Administrative
Collaborations & Entrepreneurship
Salary Range
Starts at $63,667, final salary commensurate with education, experience, and institutional equity
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm
HR Mission
Drug Testable

Department Overview

Reporting to the Senior Director of OHSU Collaborations and Entrepreneurship, this position will seek to maximize the value of existing alliances and research collaborations to both the OHSU faculty and our partners. With oversight from the Senior Director, the Alliance Manager will establish new collaborations and follow projects through to completion, including identifying opportunities with the right corporate partners, proposal creation, relationship management, and final reporting.


The Alliance Manager will independently engage in the alliance development at the project level, working closely with OHSU faculty, other members of the OHSU community, and partners to monitor the progress of the projects and ensure success. The Alliance Manager will have sufficient scientific knowledge and experience, creativity and tact, and business sense and acumen, to understand OHSU’s strengths and resources to a degree such that they can engage our partners, and can guide the faculty and staff through the processes of building, maintaining and growing partnerships.

Function/Duties of Position

  • Independently lead partnerships, from scouting opportunities to managing relationships;
    • Facilitate and foster relationships to advance OHSU research and innovation;
    • Act as first point of contact for  partners seeking to collaborate with OHSU;
    • Engage key department personnel and faculty to maintain positive working relationships and efficient processes;
    • Appropriately anticipate and address issues that arise with partnerships.
    • Oversee, manage and track all aspects of projects, including timelines, milestones, legal agreements, compliance and regulatory requirements, finances, and information flow.
    • Identify and engage OHSU units as contributors to projects as needed.
  • Responsible for managing communications and timelines;
    • Report to stakeholders and solicit feedback during the evaluation process of partnering opportunities;
    • Understand the scientific, technical and operational viewpoints of diverse stakeholders, both within OHSU and our external partners;
    • Be aware of new innovations and understand technologies and their real-world commercial applications;
    • Work closely and collaboratively with OHSU Technology Transfer and other programs with business-development type functions embedded within different groups at OHSU.
    • Take notes at meetings and perform appropriate follow up and action items.
  • Lead programs and events that allow industry participation for collaboration and measure outcomes, including helping to setup industry visits and partnering events.
    • Be the primary contact with OHSU groups such as ITG, EdComm, Events and Protocol, etc. to ensure that meetings are organized appropriately and run smoothly.

This position requires the ability to work remotely, and the ability to frequently report to the OHSU Portland campus for scheduled and ad hoc meetings and assignments.

Required Qualifications

  • Masters level degree in life sciences, social sciences, public policy, business or physical sciences.
  • 2 years of experience in management or relationship management, ideally in an industry setting; managing or coordinating large-scale projects.
  • Research experience in the clinical or basic life sciences.
  • Demonstrated ability to form relationships with faculty, researchers, administrators, and industry staff and managers.
  • Experience with hosting visits by industry partners, and in initiating follow-up interactions.
  • Must be able to must be able to interact professionally with all levels of industry partners, from front-line staff to high-level executives, and all levels of faculty, from junior level faculty to institutional chairs.
  • Must be proficient with MS Suite and databases.
  • Ability to lead and manage complex, multi-institutional projects through to completion.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks at one time.
  • Must have excellent communication, analytical and organizational skills: both written and verbal.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team while being collaborative in resolving problems.
  • Ability to use tact and diplomacy to maintain effective working relationships.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters or Doctorate level degree in life sciences or related field

Additional Details

Please be sure to upload a cover letter and resume or CV.

All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.

As an organization devoted to the health and well-being of people in Oregon and beyond, OHSU requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.


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