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Director BETC and Research Professor
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Posted Jun. 27, 2018
Title Director BETC and Research Professor
University Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Department BETC
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Worcester, MA
    United States
  • Director/Manager
  • Bioengineering (all Bio-related fields)

Director BETC and Research Professor

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Department: BETC

Position Status: Administrative Exempt Positions

Basic Function:

Responsible for creating and implementing a sustainable strategic plan for the BETC through the development and delivery of education and training services, research and contracts that leverage the center. This includes all aspects of the day-to-day operation of the BETC, including: promoting the use of the lab for continuing education in the Bioscience community, integrating the BETC capabilities to enhance WPI's partnerships with Bioengineering companies, supporting and collaborating with campus- based programs, and forming a strategic vision of future possibilities for the BETC.


  • Responsible for BETC facility management

Responsible for BETC personnel management
Responsible for outreach to the life sciences community to develop revenue generation opportunities for the BETC
Responsible for the positive financial performance of the BETC
Responsible for creation of a strategic plan for the BETC that will show an academic benefit to WPI, Academic and Corporate Engagement (ACE), and industry.
Responsible for teaching graduate-level courses and training workshops.
Responsible for curriculum development to enhance the portfolio of BETC and WPI offerings in the life sciences.
Represent WPI, ACE, and BETC at conferences and trade shows.
Act as the key ACE interface to promote life sciences with key constituents (industry, government, academia, associations, etc.)
Work closely as integral part of ACE, using sales, marketing, development, and operations functions to achieve an efficient and effective business.
Work closely with academic colleagues to promote efficient utilization of the BETC lab and education space.
Play a key role in utilizing the specific BETC resources for the promotion of WPIs institutional engagement efforts
Key driver in development of programs for the BETC
Manage Advisory Council for BETC


  • Masters in Life Sciences or Engineering required, Ph.D. preferred

Strong Biomanufacturing background required
Demonstrated leadership skills; includes ability to interface with various management levels in industry
Ability to work collaboratively with high-performance team

Posting Date: 06/25/2018

Close Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants:

EEO Information:

WPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability. We are seeking individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who will contribute to a culture of creativity and collaboration, inclusion, problem solving and change making.

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