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.
• 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