Employment Opportunities


Director, NEWDIGS Data Program

What: Will work closely with the Executive Director and Director of Regulatory Sciences on a rapidly expanding range of activities associated with the NEWDIGS Adaptive Licensing Program. D-NDP will have a passion to help create a sustainable new force that will fundamentally transform global health innovation.

Responsibilities: D-NDP will play a leadership role in the planning and implementation of a new work stream centered around global data readiness for the implementation of adaptive licensing including data collection, analysis, and reporting. D-NDP will also manage and support a virtual, multi-stakeholder working group to include experts from a broad range of internal (MIT) and external disciplines. Other responsibilities will include supporting an ongoing multi-stakeholder team focused on developing open-access adaptive licensing modeling/simulation tools; identifying funding opportunities and writing granting proposals; developing and maintaining memberships; writing and editing white papers and peer review publications with multi-stakeholder co-author teams; speaking at NEWDIGS forums and national/international conferences; and working closely with our senior level collaboration partners in Europe on the world’s first pilot projects in adaptive licensing. In addition, this role will involve interfacing closely with MIT administrative, legal, and other support services as issues arise, as well as working with graduate students on research projects.

Required Qualifications and Skills:

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in life science and/or healthcare industries, including a minimum of 3 years work experience in or consulting to senior executives within the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Masters degree in the biomedical sciences (MS or MPH), MBA, or other relevant field.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills; demonstrated project management skills; ability to work effectively within and across industry, academia, and government.
  • Evidence of peer reviewed writing and/or editing skills.
  • Strong organizational, collaboration, and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience with funding opportunities (writing granting proposals, history of successful sales roles, etc.); history of successful relationship building.
  • Ability to travel internationally (<25%); nights and weekends as required.
  • Experience leading teams of diverse stakeholders.
  • Comfort with public speaking at smaller forums and national/international conferences.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.

When: For immediate start

For details and to apply: Go to Jobs.mit.edu, and search for job number 11607.

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CBI UROP Student

What: This is a project focused on using big data to develop a risk management framework for detecting non-traditional adulteration of food and drug products emanating from the global supply chain. Further details here.

Responsibilities: The project will involve searching for and collecting data from a wide array of online sources and electronic databases, performing content analysis, converting unstructured text data into a structured database, and performing basic analysis on the data.

Prerequisites: Reader of Chinese language with an interest in big data. Intermediate programming skills for web crawling and databases are desired.

When: ASAP for Fall & Spring

Wage: $15/hour

How: Send cover letter and resume to Professor Karen Zheng.

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edX Course Development

CBI has an available position to aid us in the creation of a new online Principles of Biomanufacturing course to be offered on edX.  This position is well suited for an undergraduate with interest in the biotech industry, biopharmaceutical manufacturing, and/or edX.  The position will aid in all aspects of course development from collecting and evaluating existing biopharmaceutical manufacturing educational resources, helping to draft and evaluate potential homework questions to be used for the online course, to aiding in scripting lecture material and initial testing of the online course.  The course is expected to go live on edX by October of 2014.

Key qualifications: This role will require superior attention to detail, the ability to summarize data using secondary resources, and a familiarity with the edX platform. Familiarity with the biopharmaceutical industry and experience with coding languages (such as Java Script, html, Malab, Python, etc.) is a plus, but not required.

Hours: 10-20 (flexible)   Rate: $10 per hour

Contact: Please email your CV or resume, a cover letter describing relevant experience and interest and three references to cbi@mit.edu.  No phone calls, please.