Director – Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine

Why Mayo Clinic
~~The Opportunity
Mayo Clinic is ranked by Newsweek as the No. 1 hospital in the world and has consistently been ranked the No. 1 hospital and No. 1 provider in more specialties than any other hospital in the U.S. by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic continuously drives innovation on the world stage.
Imagine a world without organ failure, oxygen tanks and osteoarthritis — a place where insulin is a treatment of the past and “incurable” is no longer in the lexicon of health care professionals. Imagine if you could become the cure to your condition, able to empower the previously untapped capability of your body to regenerate, rejuvenate and repair. That is the promise of regenerative medicine.
By strategically expanding Mayo Clinic’s advanced biomanufacturing capabilities and reach, the Center for Regenerative Medicine will drive novel regenerative therapeutics into the practice, delivering care for patients in ways that are unique and measurably better.
Position description

~~Position Overview

The Director leads the Center and is responsible for oversight of its activities across all Mayo Clinic campuses. In order to meet the Center’s broad responsibilities, to ensure sustained scientific excellence, and to fulfill general institutional and site-specific goals, the Director collaborates with the leadership of all Departments, Divisions, Centers and Programs to effectively leverage Mayo Clinic’s capabilities across research, clinical, and educational portfolios. It is expected to be, by design, highly interactive and lead to exchange of information and ideas that enhance the evaluation, study and reporting of findings, resulting in collaborations (including significant industry engagement), joint publications, practice changes/improvement and national recognition. Promoting teamwork, optimizing integration opportunities, developing trust, and fostering collaborations within the Center for Regenerative Medicine & Advanced Biomanufacturing and across Mayo Clinic are essential components of this position.

Specific Responsibilities
• Lead the design and development of business plans for the Center
• Lead the implementation and execution of the Enterprise Biomanufacturing Strategy
• Administer the Center, including the design, implementation, and coordination of operational and administrative structures, and mechanisms for Center activities; assume responsibilities, therefore, for all center operations in close collaboration with her/his administrative partner;
• Responsible for meeting the Practice and Research needs related to regenerative medicine and biomanufacturing
• Promote alignment, collaboration between the Center and the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology and the Cancer Center;
• Facilitate the development of value metrics representing the unique benefits Mayo provides to patients;
• Plan and manage leadership development within the Center;
• Manage the Center budget;
• Enable all Center infrastructure, specialized workforces, and programs to ensure optimal technical performance, sustained achievement, and integration with Mayo Clinic priorities;
• Promote innovation and translation within the Center per se and, through collaboration to ensure integration with translation, validation, and clinical implementation for advancement of research and patient care across Mayo Clinic sites;
• Facilitate and promote the development of a strong working relationship between the Center for Regenerative Medicine & Advanced Biomanufacturing and Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology Chair;
• Collaborate closely with the Cancer Center on the development of regenerative immunotherapies, including CAR-T
• Design, develop and facilitate collaborations and alliances with academia, industry and governmental agencies to advance communities of practice internationally;
• Participate with the Department of Development to solicit and steward resources for the initiative;
• Organize and integrate internal and external evaluative and advisory structures and processes for the various functions of the Center.
The Director has full authority to meet all of the responsibilities assigned with full freedom to operate. She/he will manage and facilitate the strategy and operations of the initiatives, systems, services and laboratories in the interest of both the Center and the key Mayo Clinic stakeholders. This freedom to operate occurs within bounds of pre-determined Center budget to include philanthropic fundraising abilities and general institutional agreement. The Director will establish collaborations and alliances necessary for effective Center performance and to ensure sustainability. The Director will also design, develop and implement entrepreneurial enterprises in conjunction with the Department of Business Development, Mayo Clinic Laboratories, Mayo Clinic International and Mayo Clinic Platform.

Accountability will be largely evident in the achievements of the Center, but will also be defined in terms of metrics that include:
• Scientific, clinical translation, educational and fiscal/commercial deliverables;
• Effectiveness of the Center in harnessing discovery for patient and public benefit;
• Effectiveness of integration of the Center within the Mayo Clinic and strategic plan for research, clinical practice and education and respective committee structures, ensuring constructive interactions amongst research, clinical practice and educational efforts pertinent to regenerative medicine
• National and international recognition as a leader in both regenerative medicine science and its clinical implementation.
• Realization of the overarching vision aligned with Mayo Clinic’s strategic plan approved by the Mayo Clinic Board of Governors.
• Financial performance


The Director of the Center will be a pre-eminent scholar with an established track record in managing multidisciplinary biomedical enterprises with the following broadly-defined credentials:
• M.D., Ph.D., M.D./Ph.D. or equivalent health professional degrees with experience at the level of an endowed professor;
• Nationally and internationally recognized;
• Broad knowledge of current scientific, medical and technological fields including cell and gene therapies
• Demonstrated administrative and management skills;
• Track-record in developing competitive basic, clinical and/or translational research and educational programs;
• Experience with the development, implementation and/or execution of strategic and business plans;
• History of effective fund-raising;
• Effective oral and written communication, and excellent interpersonal skills;
• Ability to articulate a vision and empower colleagues;
• Evidence of effective professional relationship building, both internal and external, and demonstrated skills in creating and sustaining matrix organizations;
• Substantive experience with industry, including a deep understanding of the pharma/biotech industry, venture capital, and technology translation
• Knowledge of cGMP operations and manufacturing and the US regulatory environment
• Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion;
• Evidence of senior leadership roles intra and extramurally, such as board memberships, senior advisory committees, professional organizations and editorial boards.
• Strong alignment with Mayo primary and core values

The Director of the Center is a senior appointment within Mayo Clinic with the level of institutional recognition and administrative resources commensurate with the broad range and magnitude of assigned responsibilities. This appointment will require an estimated commitment of approximately .5 FTE to .75 FTE

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~~About the Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine

Since the inception of the Center for Regenerative Medicine in 2013, Mayo's strategic investment in advancing the field of regenerative medicine has been unwavering, leading to the development of scientific discovery, academic innovation, enhanced biomanufacturing capabilities and novel therapeutic interventions.

Today Mayo Clinic is discovering, developing and deploying the next generation of new cures and therapies that are further supported by advanced, effective diagnostic capabilities. Advances in regenerative medicine will accelerate novel therapeutics to patients, ultimately preventing disease and providing hope and healing to people facing medicine’s most vexing questions.

Priorities have been identified to further Mayo Clinic’s leadership in regenerative medicine on behalf of patients in need. With a focus on the optimization and strategic expansion of advanced biomanufacturing capabilities, the Center for Regenerative Medicine will revolutionize Mayo Clinic’s abilities to discover new cures and bring them to patients and health care practitioners here and around the world. Remarkable growth has already occurred from the science of regenerative medicine, and these advances will help define the next chapter in health care in alignment with Mayo’s Bold. Forward. Vision.

Benefits eligible
Full Time
Site description
Mayo Clinic is located in the heart of downtown Rochester, Minnesota, a vibrant, friendly city that provides a highly livable environment for more than 34,000 Mayo staff and students. The city is consistently ranked among the best places to live in the United States because of its affordable cost of living, healthy lifestyle, excellent school systems and exceptionally high quality of life.
Executive, Physicians & Scientists
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Jennifer Schilbe
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