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Commercialization Lead,
Senior or Professional Level

Digitalis Commons is a non-profit organization that advances frontier-advancing, scalable solutions poised to have an outsized impact on important problems in health and health care.  We have a passion for change-makers seeking to build innovation into the white space within the health science ecosystem and we support them using a blended strategy of business consulting, catalytic investment, and direct development of technology and services.

The Digitalis Commons Partnership Program provides direct support to philanthropic and public  funders as they transition early-stage health technologies from concept to patients. Our foundational partner is the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H), a US government agency that provides research funding to support transformative biomedical and health breakthroughs—ranging from the molecular to the societal—to provide health solutions for all (see portfolio of existing programs).

We are seeking Commercialization Leads at multiple levels of expertise to join our team. In this role, you will use your business skills to advance multiple innovations from concept to an investment-ready state. Serving as a mentor on multiple programs, you will work to ensure that program outputs align with market needs.  In addition, you will be an active contributor to our internal initiatives to build and continuously improve our services and infrastructure for the Partnership program.

Come join us in building the Commons!

Responsibilities
• Lead a dynamic portfolio of programs across multiple clients
• Engage with a senior expert from the private sector to provide mentorship to each client.
• Design and evolve commercialization plans for each program that address product development, exit market, IP, regulatory, customer voice, business model and/or corporate development needs.
• Identify commercialization gaps and recommend tangible actions and services to address those gaps. These may be performed at Digitalis or through other partners.
• Develop working understanding of ARPA-H / PATIO programs and services
• Monitor progress on an ongoing basis and update commercialization plan throughout program lifecycle via semi-annual structured assessments.
• In cases where service needs align with your expertise and interests, directly perform services. In cases where they do not, identify and oversee service vendors.
• Perform market research for new programs.
• Support client in evaluation and management of commercialization strategies presented by their funded awardees
• Apply experience and technical expertise to an array of clients, situations, and topic areas
• Execute and summarize analyses in a client-ready format, ensuring the analyses are ready to be incorporated or explained in working sessions.
• Work with our internal operations team to ensure timely documentation, billing and reporting of all client-facing work.
• Participate, and where appropriate, lead cross-team learnings
• Senior leads will have opportunities to directly develop internal capabilities and new program offerings, manage special projects, and/or provide mentorship to employees
• Directly contribute to organizational business strategy.
• Learn by doing—embrace an agile framework that enables continuous improvement for the organization.
• Be an ambassador of Digitalis Commons’ brand, representing the organization to external stakeholders.
• Occasional travel to meet team members or support clients (3-5 times per year)

qualifications
• Advanced degree in relevant technical field or business with 4+ years (professional level) or 8+ years (senior level) experience in commercialization, innovation, entrepreneurship, tech transfer or corporate strategy
• Understanding of commercialization and corporate strategy activities
• Project management skills including ability to manage work across multiple competing priorities and to clearly organize and oversee workstreams
• Proactive communicator
• Ability to lead meetings with diverse stakeholders
• Ability to guide multi-disciplinary teams to execute on joint projects
• Ability to translate program goals into project requirements

Compensation & Benefits
• Expected annual base pay of $160,000 to $210,000 (pay may vary based on experience or other relevant factors).
• 403(b) company match
• Generous medical, dental, and vision benefits
• Remote work with need for occasional travel
• Office space available in Boston and New York

CONTACT
Cover letters and CVs should be sent to the link below (info@digitaliscommons.org) and will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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Senior Portfolio Manager,
ARPA-H Portfolio

Digitalis Commons is a non-profit organization working to advance public-interest technologies that address complex problems in health. Using a blended strategy of catalytic investment, business consulting and company-building, the Commons cultivates open, frontier-advancing, scalable solutions in partnership with those who embrace industry-disrupting trends and technologies.

As our foundational public-private partnership, the Commons has partnered with Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H), a US government agency that provides research funding to support transformative biomedical and health breakthroughs—ranging from the molecular to the societal—to provide health solutions for all. Equipped with $2.5 billion in federal dollars, ARPA-H is funding the research and development of new ways to tackle the hardest problems in health, including cancer, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s disease. Digitalis Commons will harness its extensive technical, translational, and business expertise and network to expedite the transition of groundbreaking discoveries from the lab to the real world.

We are seeking a portfolio manager to join our ARPA-H program team. In this role, you will lead the oversight and central coordination for all services provided to ARPA-H. Anticipating that our team will grow as ARPA-H grows, this role provides an opportunity to design management strategies in a start-up setting that will scale to support services deployed simultaneously across hundreds of programs.

Come join us in building the Commons!

Responsibilities
• Develop and maintain a system for organizing, tracking, documenting, and reporting on our services for this client.
• Serve as central point-person for all inbound client requests, guiding these to the appropriate internal staff member and tracking work progress.
• Organizes and allocate internal resources including staff, consultants, and written content.
• Plan, track, and manage ARPA-H portfolio with risk management practice to align with respective strategies and goals.
• Develops metrics-based scorecards to monitor progress against critical factors and report these on a regular cadence to internal and client stakeholders.
• Ensure regular portfolio updates via program management dashboards and reports, risk management, etc.,
• Lead continuous process gap identification and improvement initiatives - ensuring our systems remain viable as the program scales and evolves (e.g., SOP, working instruction, template, and other guidance document development)
• Lead or support the establishment and management of program governance processes
• Lead or support planning efforts related to program-specific meetings and facilitating effective discussion, alignment and decision making as needed
• Interface well with project teams, client, collaborators and vendors to foster alignment, progress, and quality delivery of projects
• Leads programs, takes the initiative to drive them, and can step in and coach external/internal project managers to ensure resolution of issues as needed.
• Defines the project management process, standards, deliverables, and operational cadence necessary to ensure consistent project execution.
• Manages and balances project team members’ workloads and assignments and determines when external project management resources are necessary to meet program commitments.

qualifications
• BS in a business or technical field; or related areas or equivalent experience. MS or advanced degree preferred.
• 8+ years of experience in project / portfolio management.
• Experience with management of client-facing team-based programs.
• PMP Certification is desirable, but not required.
• Health and / or life science research experience is desirable, but not required.

Compensation & Benefits
• Expected annual base pay of $150,000 to $225,000
• 403(b) company match
• Generous medical, dental, and vision benefits
• Flexible remote/in-person schedule

CONTACT
Cover letters and CVs should be sent to the link below (info@digitaliscommons.org) and will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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Administrative Assistant

Digitalis Commons is a non-profit organization working to advance public-interest technologies that address complex problems in health. Using a blended strategy of catalytic investment, business consulting and company-building, the Commons cultivates open, frontier-advancing, scalable solutions in partnership with those who embrace industry-disrupting trends and technologies.

As our foundational public-private partnership, the Commons has partnered with Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H), a US government agency that provides research funding to support transformative biomedical and health breakthroughs—ranging from the molecular to the societal—to provide health solutions for all. Equipped with $2.5 billion in federal dollars, ARPA-H is funding the research and development of new ways to tackle the hardest problems in health, including cancer, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s disease. Digitalis Commons will harness its extensive technical, translational, and business expertise and network to expedite the transition of groundbreaking discoveries from the lab to the real world.

We are seeking an administrative assistant to join our team. In this role, you will use your coordination and management skills to ensure our staff and services are maximally deployed to meet our work goals and to address the needs of our client.

Come join us in building the Commons!

Responsibilities
• Take ownership for administrative tasks and ensure they are complete accurately, efficiently, and in a timely manner
• Maintain internal databases of consultants and contract analysts to enable rapid deployment and communication
• Manage client requests for standard market reports to ensure work is delivered quickly and is of high quality
• Extensive calendar management and scheduling of meetings, conference calls, and travel arrangements
• Event coordination for client visits
• Management and tracking of expense reimbursements.
• Manage deliverable reporting to client
• Ensure contracts are up-to-date, invoices are accurate, and deliverables are collected.
• Utilizing Microsoft Office and Google Suite to perform administrative tasks and manage communication effectively
• Ad hoc projects and duties as needed.

qualifications
• Candidate should have 1-3 years of previous experience supporting multiple professionals, including ability to keep team members on track with processes, policies and deadlines in a fast paced environment.
• Must have exceptional organizational skills and strong attention to detail
• Must have strong multi-tasking skills and the ability to prioritize activities and work under pressure to meet client deadline expectations in a fast-paced environment
• The successful candidate will be someone with strong initiative and who is self-motivated and interested in taking ownership of the work and loves working as part of a team
• This position will have extensive contact with others (including clients) requiring discretion and will need to maintain a professional and courteous manner when dealing with others
• BA Degree highly preferred

Compensation & Benefits
• Expected annual base pay of $70,000 to $110,000
• 403(b) company match
• Generous medical, dental, and vision benefits
• Flexible remote/in-person schedule

CONTACT
Cover letters and CVs should be sent to the link below (info@digitaliscommons.org) and will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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