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Rice360 Technology Translation Manager


Rice360 Technology Translation Manager

Rice360 Technology Translation Manager

Rice University
Houston, TX

Job details

Job Type

Full-time

Special Instruction to Applicants : Please attach a cover letter and a resume in the Supporting Documents section of the application.

Working Conditions:

  • Frequent domestic travel; occasionally may require an extended stay at that location
  • Occasional international travel

Position summary: The Rice360 Institute for Global Health Technologies (Rice360) offers innovative research & education programs to design and implement new technologies to solve real global health challenges. The Neonatal Essential Solutions and Technologies (NEST360) program, led by Rice360, is an eight-year initiative to enable African hospitals to provide comprehensive newborn care, and to establish a pipeline of local innovators, technicians and medical staff, in partnership with an international group of engineers, physicians, health experts and entrepreneurs from the United States, the United Kingdom, and Sub-Sahara Africa. NEST360 aims to implement comprehensive newborn care through innovative lifesaving technologies, the provision of both technical and clinical capacity-building, implementation of clinical and technical educational programs and the building of a sustainable distribution network. The first phase of the project will focus on Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya and Nigeria.

Rice360 is currently seeking a technology translation manager to serve as the engineering project management lead and primary liaison between the Rice360 design team and our manufacturing partners. The technology translation manager will interact extensively with research engineers and manufacturing engineers to facilitate the transition to production of technologies under development through the NEST360 project.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 5 years of related experience in project management, technology development and / or other closely related experience
    • In lieu of the experience requirement, additional related education, above and beyond what is required, on an equivalent year for year basis may be substituted
Essential Functions:
  • Performs the full range of project management cycle: initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing
  • Independently leads and directs projects requiring high levels of functional integration and involving multiple disciplines to be managed
  • Directs development of an action plan, and estimates requirements for resources, including management, labor, materials, and time required to complete project
  • Facilitate discussions and negotiations to drive recommendation consensus
  • Develops and helps execute comprehensive change management strategy and communication plan relative to project scope and stakeholders
  • Orchestrates and leads change management methodologies underlying project success
  • Performs all other duties as assigned

Other Functions:

  • May be responsible for contribution to grant reporting requirements as well as research publications
  • May teach a seminar or workshop
  • May assist in provision of design guidance to Rice360 Global Health Technology Fellows

Experience preferred:

  • Experience transitioning technologies from research & development to production.
  • Experience with design of instrumentation for low-resource settings.
  • Experience with medical technology development and regulatory approval processes
  • Engineering project management experience

Skills required:

  • Effective written and oral communication skills to address a wide variety of audiences
  • Ability to productively assemble, engage, and lead cross-functional teams
  • Demonstrates project management ability to employ integration, scope time management, cost, quality, human resources, communications, risk, and procurement components
  • Ability to balance customer expectations with project reality.
  • Demonstrates resilience, diplomacy, influence, relationship building, and problem solving skills in a variety of situations
  • Keen grasp of interpersonal and impact awareness
  • Depth of knowledge in technical discipline/domain needed to deliver projects

Skills preferred:

  • Ability to manage projects in transition from research & development to production
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Knowledge of managing budgets and developing financial plans
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Adept at problem solving, creating contingency plans and handling issues when necessary
  • Ability to develop and initiate new strategies
  • Ability to oversee and direct staff
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team to meet expected deadlines and schedules
  • Outstanding ability to work as part of a team and to facilitate collaboration/communication between teams
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office suite
  • Strong data analysis skills

Rice University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with commitment to diversity at all levels, and considers for employment qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status.

Current Rice University COVID policies, which include vaccination, face mask, testing, gatherings, occupancy limits, and travel policies can be found here: https://coronavirus.rice.edu/policies



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