Expired Postings

Project Coordinator

on May 2, 2022

The Project Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the logistical and day-to-day activities supporting Western’s Medical Innovation Fellows (MIF) program and various partnered programs for WORLDiscoveries. The role provides relationship initiation and maintenance with MIF program stakeholders, including both internal and external from the entrepreneurship community, collaborating academic institutions and funding partners. The Project Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating and managing workshops, conferences and other events related to the MIF Program, and will assist with the engagement of various stakeholders for planning and organization of program elements with the goal of expanding program outreach and promoting the MIF program globally. The role will ensure that project outcomes are achieved on time and within budgetary constraints, and will communicate progress updates to internal and external stakeholders. The Project Coordinator also assists in reaching out to potential sponsors and identifying potential funding programs. The role contributes to the overall success of Western’s Entrepreneurship Ecosystem by providing support for the continual building of the MIF program and other programs in the WORLDiscoveries portfolio.

Read more
ecommProject Coordinator

Program Specialist

on April 8, 2022

The Program Specialist will manage the launch and delivery of various programs and projects within WORLDiscoveries. The role will manage and coordinate various educational programs related to the development of research technologies, entrepreneurship, and intellectual property development. The Program Specialist will provide administrative leadership and ensure the efficient and effective delivery of program offerings, in alignment with the University’s and Western Research’s strategic plans. The role will contribute to the design of the programs, participate in developing strategies related to program initiatives, and ensure the successful implementation of all aspects of the programs.

Read more
ecommProgram Specialist

Business Development Manager

on March 30, 2022

The Business Development Manager will lead, develop and implement strategies to enhance commercialization of intellectual property created by Western faculty, postdoctoral fellows, students and staff, and provide support in matters related to industrial interactions and intellectual property management. The role will establish relationships in order to solicit new innovations for WORLDiscoveries, seek out commercialization opportunities and maintain relationships with industry, partners and other stakeholders in order to reinforce and advance the reputation of Western and WORLDiscoveries locally, nationally and internationally.

Read more
ecommBusiness Development Manager

Program Specialist, WE Empower

on March 21, 2022

The Program Specialist will manage the launch and delivery of the WE Empower program, an initiative providing year-round training, support and mentorship to support researchers, postdoctoral trainees or graduate students who identify as women, Indigenous, Black, racialized persons, persons with disabilities or members of the LGBTQ2S+ community. The role will manage and coordinate various educational programs related to the development of research technologies, entrepreneurship, and intellectual property development. The Program Specialist will provide administrative leadership and ensure the efficient and effective delivery of WE Empower program offerings, in alignment with the University’s and Western Research’s strategic plans. The role will contribute to the design of the program, participate in developing strategies related to program initiatives, and ensure the successful implementation of all aspects of the program.

Read more
ecommProgram Specialist, WE Empower

Administrative Coordinator

on March 18, 2022

The Administrative Coordinator provides administrative and logistical support to the Associate Vice-President, Innovation and Strategic Partnerships (AVP) to ensure that their time and efforts are focused on priorities that require their direct oversight. The role will review and evaluate requests, inquiries and issues directed to the AVP, and will either respond, refer to another resource, or escalate to the AVP as appropriate. The Administrative Coordinator will independently determine the importance of requested meetings and manage the AVP calendar to ensure their time and attention is directed toward priority issues. 

Read more
ecommAdministrative Coordinator

Medical Innovation Fellow (6-8 positions)

on January 17, 2022

The Medical Innovation Fellowship program brings together a cross-disciplinary team to collaborate in medical related innovation and development for approximately 10 months. The Fellows learn about disciplined product development including FDA and Health Canada requirements, Insurance Reimbursement, Intellectual Property, Business Strategies, Creativity Techniques, and Prototyping. The Fellows participate in clinical immersion to observe MDs, nurses, other medical health professionals, and associated technicians at work in clinical settings, such as the operating room. After collecting unmet needs, the Fellows define the clinical problem from all angles, working with each other and Western organizations to innovate around these needs with multiple sets of prototyping cycles and bench top testing.

The ultimate goal is for the Fellows to bring a new product into the realm of medical innovation. We are seeking 6-8 Fellows for an appointment beginning in August 2022 and lasting approximately 10 months.

Read more
ecommMedical Innovation Fellow (6-8 positions)

Business Development Manager

on December 7, 2021

The Business Development Manager will lead, develop and implement strategies to enhance commercialization of intellectual property created by Western faculty, postdoctoral fellows, students and staff, and provide support in matters related to industrial interactions and intellectual property management. The role will establish relationships in order to solicit new innovations for WORLDiscoveries, seek out commercialization opportunities and maintain relationships with industry, partners and other stakeholders in order to reinforce and advance the reputation of Western and WORLDiscoveries locally, nationally and internationally.

Read more
ecommBusiness Development Manager

Program Director – Medical Innovation Fellowship (MIF)

on December 2, 2021

Innovation fellowship programs have been developed to immerse highly talented scientists, engineers and clinicians in training and research environments that build innovation leaders and create novel medical technologies.  In collaboration with the Executive Director, WORLDiscoveries, the Program Director will lead the Western Medical Innovation Fellowship (MIF) program, and develop strategies, policies and processes to secure funding opportunities for the program.  The Program Director will develop and maintain relationships with industry, donors, government and other stakeholders, develop strategic plans, and manage the allocation and reporting of financial, human and physical resources to support the MIF program. In doing so, the Program Director will reinforce and advance the reputations for Western, WORLDiscoveries, BrainsCAN and the MIF locally, nationally and internationally, and enhance the MIF program’s brand recognition.

Read more
ecommProgram Director – Medical Innovation Fellowship (MIF)

Business Development Officer, WORLDiscoveries Asia

on April 22, 2021


The Business Development Officer, WORLDiscoveries Asia (WD Asia) will support the development and implementation of strategies to build and expand a network of business clients among University Technology Transfer Offices (TTO), research institutions, and hi-tech small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) across Ontario and Canada, with an aim for WD Asia to represent and promote a robust portfolio of Canadian innovation projects and technologies in Asia for potential partnerships with Asian industry and investment community. In collaboration with the Director, WD Asia, the incumbent will seek out business opportunities and maintain relationships with Canadian organizations who have an interest in pursuing research and development based partnerships and gaining access to the local markets in Asia.

Read more
ecommBusiness Development Officer, WORLDiscoveries Asia

Executive Director, WORLDiscoveries

on April 14, 2021

The Executive Director will lead the development and implementation of strategic plans, and manage the allocation and reporting of financial, human and physical resources to support WORLDiscoveries locations. The incumbent will identify opportunities for process improvements, and design and/or revise practices, implement and/or expand training or program offerings, with appropriate controls, to ensure that risks are mitigated.  The Executive Director will develop an extensive knowledge of sector-specific market knowledge and business development expertise, local, national and international opportunities, and third party, such as industry, connections. The incumbent will help facilitate the achievement of strategic plans, develop new partnerships and assist creators, such as faculty, staff or students, other Canadian research organizations and SMEs, commercialize their discoveries through licensing, new company spin-offs, funding opportunities, investment, direct-to-market or distribution channels.

Read more
ecommExecutive Director, WORLDiscoveries