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Associate Director Innovations Technology Development - Digital Health

Cleveland, Ohio, United States
req # 147979 Location Cleveland, Ohio Facilities Cleveland Clinic Main Campus Professional Area Marketing Communications Department 2598 Innovations-Research Innov and Educ Jobcode T98185 Schedule Full Time Shift 8:30am-5:00pm
Directs efforts to develop promising, low risk/reward Cleveland Clinic innovations of low to intermediate complexity and advances them toward commercialization. Works with more senior Innovations Technology Development Professionals to partner with other key stakeholders and drivers in the Innovations Process to move innovative medical inventions to the market.


  • Leads various product development efforts within Cleveland Clinic Innovation Development programs, specifically, therapeutics, diagnostics, devices, health IT, and other technologies of low to  intermediate complexity and low  to medium risk.
  • Develops features of core invention that leads to commercial application and meaningful financial opportunity.
  • Seeks  guidance  from more senior Innovation Development team members in support of the process above.
  • Develops the product road-map to achieve organizationally appropriate and relevant commercialization strategies.
  • Provides project management expertise and guidance to accomplish targeted development schedules and milestones.
  • Identifies and engages technology development, preclinical, and clinical resources as appropriate to implement design, development and testing objectives.
  • Facilitates securing necessary funding from both internal and external sources to execute the plan.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • A Master’s degree or higher in a relevant engineering, scientific or related field.
  • Additional graduate business education (MBA) is highly desirable.


  • None required

Complexity of Work:

  • Highly skilled in management of cross-disciplinary project teams.
  • An effective collaborator, project manager, and communicator who has demonstrated ability to work with senior level researchers, thought-leader physicians, contract R&D organizations and industry partners.

Work Experience:

  • Minimum of 3 years of industry experience in designing or developing biomedical products is required. 
  • Offset: Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of industry experience in designing or developing biomedical products.
  • Demonstrated track record of successfully commercializing innovative medical products.
  • Knowledge of cardiovascular, neurological, pulmonary, or other clinical applications where device products are commonly used.
  • Experience in identifying, qualifying and managing design and development service providers.
  • Knowledge of preclinical, clinical, and regulatory product testing and validation requirements.
  • Familiarity with intellectual property principles, market opportunity assessment, competitive analysis, and product payment/reimbursement methodologies.
  • Transactional experience in licensing or financing medical technologies helpful.

Physical Requirements:

  • Requires extensive sitting and dexterity to perform work on a PC, and the ability to walk to parts of various hospital campuses to attend meetings.
  • Must have normal or corrected vision, and the ability to verbally communicate to upper level management.
  • Occasional lifting of 5 to 15 pounds.

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • Follows standard procedures regarding the use of Personal Protective Equipment.

Keywords: Innovation, design and development, R&D, project management, digital health


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