The Gene Therapy Program (GTP) of the University of Pennsylvania, a dynamic and evolving center of research, development and commercialization in gene-based approaches to disease, seeks an Executive Director, Fiscal Operations (EDFO) to lead the Program’s financial activities and reporting.
The EDFO works closely with the Program’s Director and other members of its senior team and with external colleagues in the Perelman School of Medicine and at the University of Pennsylvania to achieve excellence in financial management and reporting infrastructure, resources, and policy. The new EDFO will ensure that the finance function supports GTP’s ongoing growth and that this increasingly complex and visible research and discovery enterprise is aligned with University policy and expectations. The EDFO will oversee the financial aspects of existing strategic relationships and alliances with outside organizations, both private and public, and participate in the development and structuring of new partnerships. He/she will strengthen the Program’s analysis and reporting infrastructure and processes and partner with the Director and other senior staff in representing GTP to internal and external stakeholders. The EDFO will create budgeting models and forecasting tools and will enable the ongoing diversification of the Program’s funding base and revenue streams, creating standards, best practices, and methods to guide GTP’s growth in ways that respect the enterprising culture and entrepreneurial nature of the organization.
The Gene Therapy Program (GTP) of the University of Pennsylvania (Penn) provides a foundation for conducting basic research necessary to assure the success of gene therapy. Faculty-led research programs at Penn are primary drivers of research and innovation in the greater Philadelphia region and beyond. Discoveries and technologies made at Penn are the basis for many globally marketed products and services, including numerous marketed pharmaceutical drugs. Research at Penn represents the foundational intellectual property for well over 100 company spin-outs that have collectively raised in excess of a $1B over the last 20 years. For more information, visit www.upenn.edu.
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class. Employment in this position requires the successful completion of a background check.
GTP has retained Opus Partners (www.opuspartners.net) to support this recruitment. Confidential inquiries, applications, and nominations should be submitted by email to Craig Smith, Partner firstname.lastname@example.org, or Neeta Mehta, Principal Neeta.email@example.com.