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 at UB BEP

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.

Director, Startup Ventures

Business & Entrepreneur Partnerships

The Director, Startup Ventures at the University at Buffalo, department of Business & Entrepreneur Partnerships will lead efforts to catalyze more innovations from faculty, students, partners and regional entrepreneurs to move from idea to market through startup formation and growth in the Buffalo area. You will lead and expand entrepreneur support services and programs with a goal of increasing success rate and velocity of qualified startups to maximize value creation in Western New York.

For more information, contact Kathryn Helfer at kehelfer@buffalo.edu or 716-881-8938.

Contracts Manager

Tech Transfer

We are seeking a Contracts Manager to help change the world by facilitating industry sponsored research, technology transfer and clinical trials of innovative new technologies necessary to get new diagnostic and therapeutic products to market, and to foster economic growth in the Western New York Community. You will work with diverse faculty who are conducting leading-edge research to enable creation and testing of innovations that solve real-world problems. In this role, you will be part of the Technology Transfer team and will work with Office of Sponsored Projects Services (SPS), Clinical Research Office, and other BEP staff to enable industry sponsored research, clinical research, and technology transfer at UB. Key responsibilities include facilitating non-clinical research agreements as well as clinical trials agreements.

For more information, contact Esther Eagan at eeagan@buffalo.edu or 716-645-8138.

Licensing Manager

Tech Transfer

We are seeking a Licensing Manager to help change the world by bringing innovative new technologies to market, and to foster economic growth in the Western New York Community.  You will work with diverse faculty who are conducting leading edge research to identify innovations that solve real-world problems.  In this role, you will be part of the Technology Transfer team and will work with Startup Ventures and other BEP staff to develop license and startup opportunities to execute commercialization plans for your portfolio technologies.  

For more information, contact Timothy Dee at tpdee@buffalo.edu or 716-645-8139.

Office Operations Coordinator

Center for Industrial Effectiveness

The Center for Industrial Effectiveness (TCIE) is currently seeking an Office Operations Coordinator to work hand-in-hand with the business development team to facilitate TCIE’s public and private training program offerings. This position will interact directly with clients, prospects, university students, staff and faculty, coordinating all phases of the training program. The successful candidate is also an organized self-starter with a passion for producing top-quality proposals while serving our internal/external clients with a good mix of professionalism and creativity.

For more information, contact Deanne Henel at dmhenel@buffalo.edu or 716-645-8838.

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.
 

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OUR BENEFITS

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.

Retirement plans with contributions

Vacation .

Ample vacation and sick time

 

Parent.

Generous parental and family leave

Learning and dev.

Learning and development

Volunteer .

Volunteer opportunities

Team building.

Team building activities

Balance.

Healthy work-life balance

 

OUR VALUES