Entrepreneur in Residence - CS Research

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Location: Pittsburgh, PENNSYLVANIA

Entrepreneur in Residence - CS Research-2015887




Carnegie Mellon University’s mission is to build a transformative educational experience for students focused on deep disciplinary knowledge; problem solving; leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills; and personal health and well-being. Carnegie Mellon’s School of Computer Science (SCS) is widely recognized as one of the first and the best computer science programs in the world. Our programs train the next generation of innovators to take real-world problems and improve the way people live and work.

The Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR) program is designed to bring successful entrepreneurs to Carnegie Mellon University’s (CMU) campuses to mentor and help CMU generated startup companies become successful. Project Olympus is the startup incubator program for Carnegie Mellon University.  We help faculty, staff and students at all levels explore the commercial potential of their innovations and research.  To that end, Project Olympus has a series of programs to expedite the learning and commercialization opportunities and is seeking to hire up to eight experienced Entrepreneurs-in-Residence to serve as part-time coaches/mentors for startups participating in our various programs:  NSF iCorps Site Program (3 positions open); Innovation Fellows Accelerator Program (2 positions open); and Olympus Incubator Program (3 positions open). 

Preference will be given to candidates with extensive experience working in a startup or mentoring startups and/or domain expertise in robotics, machine learning, artificial intelligence, chemistry, cleantech/energy, electronics/semiconductors, software, medical devices/Biotech, Chemistry and material sciences as well as sales, marketing, startup law, manufacturing and fundraising/finances.

This is a part-time position at 8 hours per week.  Applicants can apply for EIR positions in all categories. 


Innovation Fellows Accelerator Program

The goal of the Innovation Fellows program is to accelerate the process of commercializing university research. It aims to foster entrepreneurship among graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and research assistants — the research personnel who work directly with faculty investigators to conduct scientific experiments, solve problems and innovate.  Innovation Fellows program runs July-Dec, Jan-June.  $3000-3400/semester ($15-17/hour).

Core responsibilities will include:

  • EIRs will be assigned 23 Fellows to mentor during the fall and spring semesters.
  • Responsibilities include:
  • Attend the cohort meetings which occur every other Wednesday from 121:30pm.
  • Meet with the assigned mentees every week to follow up on deliverables, and coach to increase knowledge and understanding of the elements of entrepreneurship
  • Assist with identifying target markets and making connections for Customer Discovery interviews
  • Brief the program administrators every other week on progress and/or issues with the teams. (Briefings can be in person, conference call and/or written reports upon mutual agreement.)

Flexibility, excellence, and passion are vital qualities within the School of Computer Science. Inclusion, collaboration and cultural sensitivity are valued competencies at CMU. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who is able to effectively interact with a varied population of internal and external partners at a high level of integrity. We are looking for someone who shares our values and who will support the mission of the university through their work.
Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field required.
Minimum of 10 years of direct startup experience.

• Background check
More Information:
Please visit “Why Carnegie Mellon” to learn more about becoming part of an institution inspiring innovations that change the world.
A listing of employee benefits is available at: www.cmu.edu/jobs/benefits-at-a-glance/.
Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran.
Statement of Assurance: https://www.cmu.edu/policies/administrative-and-governance/statement-of-assurance.html

Job Function
: Business Operations 
Primary Location
: United States-Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh 
Time Type: Part Time 
Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's Degree 

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