The Wyss Center for Bio and Neuroengineering (, a non-profit organization focused on the translation of neurotechnology to clinical applications, is seeking a professional Business Development Manager to join our growing, international team of scientists, clinicians and engineers from industry and academia. The individual will work collaboratively with the leadership, legal and projects teams to advance the business development and technology transition goals of the Wyss Center, and to maximize the impact of Wyss Center developed technology.

Description du poste

Key responsibilities

In his/her position, the Business Development Manager will:

  • Research, identify, build and help execute strategic partnerships with external parties (industrial partners, start-ups, foundations and universities);
  • Identify, develop and participate in the definition and structure set-up of commercialization and other exit opportunities (e.g. spinouts, licensing) and partnerships;
  • Work with project teams to identify concrete translational paths for projects (market, costs, competitive landscape);
  • Identify and realize new opportunities for Wyss Center know-how to be applied across the field of neurotechnology as well as other fields;
  • Research, document and regularly update the technological competitive landscape;
  • Work with leadership to implement strategic goals;
  • Take responsibility of entrepreneurship related activities and contribute to a culture of innovation, translation and entrepreneurship within the Wyss Center;
  • Represent the Wyss Center at external events and conferences.

The ideal candidate should be flexible and open to providing solutions for multiple neurotechnology and advanced technology projects in a cutting edge, multidisciplinary project-based environment. The candidate must also be a strong communicator across teams that are working collaboratively in diverse disciplines spanning engineering, neuroscience, regulatory and clinical affairs and business development.

Wyss Center administration

Profil requis

Required competence and experience:

  • BS or MS in Business or related discipline with at least 5 years (BS) or 3 years (MS) of work experience in business development;
  • Excellent, broad understanding of technology, business, intellectual property and licensing issues related to life science and/or medical technology, experience in neuroscience or neurotechnology a plus;
  • Experience in managing innovation involving technology partnerships, such as technology licensing and collaborative R&D;
  • Demonstrated experience in knowledge transfer activities;
  • Comfortable working in cross disciplinary matrix structure;
  • Experience in following high profile projects through research and development, regulatory and device approval processes;
  • Ability to operate at both the strategic and tactical levels;
  • Fast learner, enthusiastic, curious;
  • Logical, creative and innovative thinker;
  • Team player;
  • Strong communication and presentation skills;
  • Fluent in English; French a plus.

Additional skills include:

  • Familiarity with non-profit foundations day to day activities and strategic operations;
  • Experience or interest in neuroscience;
  • Familiarity with neurosensing and neuromodulation technology.

To apply, please send your C.V. and a letter describing your qualifications and your motivations to  administration(at) Applications received by November 30, 2018 will receive full consideration.


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