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Danaher Corporation Entrepreneur in Residence, Business Accelerator Lead for Life Sciences and Diagnostic Technologies in San Francisco, California

Danaher is a global science and technology innovator committed to protecting and improving the human condition through science and technology innovation and deployment to the Biomedical and Healthcare community. To succeed and remain driven in such a fast-speed environment it is key to constantly take on new opportunities and to be at the forefront of innovation to identify, access, and evolve disruptive novel technologies. To innovate in human health, we are connecting the brightest minds at Danaher and with a large academic network to pioneer now what will become the breakthroughs of tomorrow.

As our Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR) for Life Sciences and Diagnostic Technologies, you will be responsible to build and grow a business accelerator function from inception within a team that is leading Science and Technology innovation initiatives at Danaher. With your leadership, you will develop the framework, strategy, and standard work processes to accelerate new business opportunities derived from multiple internal (within Danaher OpCos) and external (with our collaborators) novel Intellectual Property (IP). In this function, you will be responsible for all aspects of delivering on the business goals including initial product fit and roadmap, strategic partnerships, go-to-market, and commercialization strategies. In addition, the EIR will also be building and manage the EIR Training Program at Danaher which will support the professional development of our employees seeking to become entrepreneurs. This leader will work cross-functionally with R&D, strategy, BD, legal, and HR to validate new business opportunities

Key Responsibilities:

  • Build the Business Accelerator Function for Life Sciences and Diagnostic Technologies at Danaher

  • Develop a framework and stand work procedures to successfully drive new concept prototyping and new company creation when needed

  • Evaluate opportunities to build new value streams by combining multiple concepts from our OpCos, and determine optimal strategies to advance and increase financial returns in such opportunities

  • Develop Key Performance Indicators and novel metric models to evaluate the success of innovation strategies and return on investment

  • Develop an engagement and partnership strategy with innovation hubs

  • Coordinate with key stakeholders to define a short and long-term strategy to enable sustainable innovation in key strategic areas

  • In collaboration with the legal team, develop IP strategies to ensure robust protection of key technologies being developed at the Center of Excellence

  • Lead creation of real-time monitoring and analysis of KPIs, developing standard reporting models to aid decision making and overall strategy

  • Apply the Danaher Business System to develop and improve standard workaround intra- and entrepreneurship technology, business, sales, and/or product domains.

  • The candidate will need to have outstanding social skills and will need to work collaboratively with others to enhance the impact of innovation and advance IP and new product concepts to commercial readiness. This person will have a demonstrated track record in basic and translational research, in driving innovation initiatives, and in encouraging and supporting talent growth

Key Experience:

  • 10+ years of experience in Innovation Strategies/New Concept Creation & Prototyping/Investment/New Venture creation in academia and industry settings

  • Advanced degree in Science, Engineering or Medicine (Ph.D. or M.D.); MBA a plus

  • Shown experience in translational and clinical research and innovation in Genomic Medicines, including but not limited to Gene Therapy, CRISPR and Gene Editing technologies, mRNA, and oligonucleotide therapeutics.

  • Deep understanding of the Life Sciences and Diagnostic tools industry

  • Proven experience in driving technological due diligence, valuation, and investments

  • Proven experience in having created new ventures from scratch, including the creation of business plans

  • Consistent track record in leading, managing, and training teams and driving innovation initiatives for multiple technologies at various stages of development

  • Understand go-to-market including pricing, marketing, and creating/leveraging of key sales capabilities

  • Organizational and strategic leadership skills, including strategic vision, executive/marketing communications (written, verbal, and presentation), and planning/forecasting

  • Experience in translating business needs into a coordinated plan

  • Experience in developing Intellectual Property strategies, licensing and partnerships

  • Outstanding conversational, presentation, and written communication skills

  • Ability to work effectively with cross-functional teams and mobilize people across the organization, learn quickly and thrive in a fast-paced environment

  • Prior experience in designing, implementing, and leading innovation initiatives with multidisciplinary teams of scientists

  • Has established networks across scientific/biotech/pharma/academic communities

Location:

San Francisco, CA or Cambridge, MA strongly preferred

Travel:

Varies and can be up to 50%; Candidate required to travel without restrictions domestically and internationally as needed.

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When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 69,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, you’ll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System (https://www.danaher.com/how-we-work/danaher-business-system) tools and the stability of a tested organization.

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. We value diversity and the existence of similarities and differences, both visible and not, found in our workforce, workplace and throughout the markets we serve. Our associates, customers and shareholders contribute unique and different perspectives as a result of these diverse attributes.The EEO posters are available here (https://www.dol.gov/agencies/ofccp/posters) .We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at applyassistance@danaher.com to request accommodation. If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.

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