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Stanford University Alliance Director

Phillips DiPisa

Palo Alto, California 94305
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Stanford University is seeking an Alliance Director to manage the Stanford Alliance for Innovative Medicines (Stanford AIM) within ChEM-H, an exciting translational research initiative that has been recently launched in collaboration with Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd. The role will provide strategic leadership and management for Stanford AIM and will be responsible for managing all aspects of program development, implementation, and evaluation.

Stanford ChEM-H is a new interdisciplinary institute focused on connecting Chemistry, Engineering, and Medicine for Human Health. The institute is a joint venture of the Schools of Medicine, Engineering, and Humanities and Sciences. The proximity of world-class biologists, chemists, engineers, and clinicians at Stanford presents unique opportunity to study human biology at a molecular level, to translate this knowledge into groundbreaking products and services that promote human health.

Stanford University:

In its 125-year history, Stanford has become one of the world’s leading teaching and research institutions. Its academic programs demonstrate excellence across the spectrum of the humanities, sciences, engineering, and professional disciplines. Known worldwide for its entrepreneurial character, Stanford continues to shape the history of Silicon Valley and fuel innovation across disciplines.  

The Alliance Director will report to the Vice Provost and Dean of Research and the faculty Director of Stanford ChEM-H and will support the Review Committee and Board of Stanford AIM, who govern the collaboration. The position will also work closely with his/her industry counterpart, an Alliance Director employed by Takeda.


 Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Define the mission and establish the strategic direction of Stanford AIM, ensuring the necessary financial and human resources to achieve collective objectives.

An important role of the Alliance Director is to participate actively in the education of faculty and trainees about the process of drug discovery.

Advise and assist Stanford faculty on the development of drug discovery proposals and work plans based on ongoing research in their laboratories.

Support Stanford faculty selected as scientific project leads with assessment of project progress, identification of obstacles and development of solutions, evaluation of resource needs and recommendations for resource adjustments.

Education & Experience:

Advanced degree in a relevant scientific field (such as chemistry, biology, biochemistry, medicine or relevant areas of engineering - an MD, PhD, PharmD, or MD/PhD with experience in multiple therapeutic domains preferred), and at least 10 years of experience in pharmaceutical drug development.

For consideration, candidates should submit their CV and cover letter of interest via confidential email to:

Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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