BEP Team.

Careers with Impact

Advancing innovations that grow businesses and nurture our community

Business and Entrepreneur Partnerships (BEP) is the catalyst for innovation and entrepreneurship at the University at Buffalo. We work to connect startups and mature companies with technical expertise, incubation space, technology, talent, mentoring, funding resources and networks to start and grow businesses. We’re a mission-driven team working together to provide opportunity for all.

Open Positions

Join the exciting and fast-paced startup world as BEP adds team members to support our business incubator and startup operations, programs and administration. We are building our team to increase our impact, with more positions coming soon. If you don’t see an open role that’s right for you now, keep checking back.

Associate Vice President for Economic Development (AVPED)

Business & Entrepreneur Partnerships

Come help us make impacts in Buffalo and beyond! 

The Vice President for Research and Economic Development (VPRED) seeks a dynamic individual to lead UB's Business and Entrepreneur Partnerships (BEP) team—a well-established economic development enterprise dedicated to building stronger businesses. BEP is responsible for $50M in funds for joint R&D with industry, early-stage startup programming, incubation and wet lab space, and novel technologies that can be licensed to scale businesses. 

The AVPED will serve on the VPRED senior leadership team and will be responsible for developing and providing new pathways for innovators, engaging external partnerships with industry, and aligning with government entities and funders to drive economic growth through job creation, research revenue, licensing revenue and other revenue for UB. 

Director, Physical Sciences Programs

Business & Entrepreneur Partnerships

UB Business and Entrepreneur Partnerships is seeking a Director, Physical Sciences Programs to help foster innovative research and economic growth in the Western New York community. In this role, you will direct the Center of Excellence in Materials Informatics, which works to foster collaborations between the university and industry to solve real-world problems and bring new products and services to market. You will also work with UB researchers, companies from across New York State, community partners, and other academic institutions to establish new translational research programs.

Senior Program Associate, Life Sciences

Business & Entrepreneur Partnerships

UB Business and Entrepreneur Partnerships is seeking a Senior Program Associate for Life Sciences to provide comprehensive programmatic support for BEP’s life sciences programs, including industry outreach, client relations, business development, project management, and reporting. This role encompasses support for the NYS Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences (CBLS), the UB Center for Advanced Technology in Big Data and Health Sciences (CAT), and the Buffalo Institute for Genomics and Data Analytics, which aim to help life and health sciences companies in NYS grow and succeed through R&D, expertise, funding, and more.

Building Operations Manager, CBLS

Business & Entrepreneur Partnerships

UB Business and Entrepreneur Partnerships is seeking a Building Operations Manager to oversee all aspects of facilities operations in UB’s Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences (CBLS). In this role, you will ensure a safe, well-maintained, and efficient environment for occupants—which includes startups, large companies, UB staff, faculty, and students. The CBLS provides office and laboratory incubator space, supports commercialization of UB technologies and connects industry with UB faculty and core facilities for R&D initiatives.

Diversity, Community and Belonging

At BEP, we celebrate our differences as strengths.

We know that diverse teams not only perform better based on access to diversity of ideas, perspectives and experiences, but also due to richer information processing — producing better decisions, more creative ideas and, ultimately, achieving higher levels of innovation and success. We believe that innovation is change and are committed to making change happen as we continuously work to grow a more diverse team that makes impacts in Buffalo and beyond.

Whoever you are, we welcome you as you are. Join us and help shape our future.

Employee Groups

Learn more about UB’s diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives.


Working at UB BEP comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. Each day, we contribute to our community and make a difference.

Health insurance.

Comprehensive health plans


Retirement plans with contributions


Ample vacation and sick time



Generous parental and family leave

Learning and dev.

Learning and development


Volunteer opportunities

Team building.

Team building activities


Healthy work-life balance