Adjunct Faculty BIOTECH 507 Biotechnology Seminar I – Entrepreneurship in Biotech Industry



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Job description

Location: Moraga, CA

Description:Founded in 1863, Saint Mary’s is a residential campus nestled 20 miles east of San Francisco in the picturesque Moraga Valley. Based in the Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions, Saint Mary’s currently enrolls more than 4,000 students from diverse backgrounds in undergraduate and graduate programs. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College.

As a comprehensive and independent institution, Saint Mary’s offers undergraduate and graduate programs integrating liberal and professional education. Saint Mary’s reputation for excellence, innovation, and responsiveness in education stems from its vibrant heritage as a Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts institution. An outstanding, committed faculty and staff that value shared inquiry, integrative learning, and student interaction bring these traditions to life in the 21st century. The College is committed to the educational benefits of diversity.

This course is a 2-unit course that will examine the social, legal and ethical challenges posed by modern biotechnology in areas of medical care access, sustainability, biodiversity, animal experimentation, genetic data, informed consent etc. These topics will be explored in the view of relevant ethical theories and using case studies to explore these dilemmas faced by the biotechnology industry. This course will be taught in an synchronous online format on Tuesday evenings from 5 pm – 7 pm. The spring semester starts on February 6, 2023 and ends on May 20, 2023.

This discussion-based 1 unit course is intended to introduce students to the entrepreneurial process in biotechnology. The course topics can include idea generation, economic viability, business plan formulation, intellectual property and/or sources of start-up funding through private and federal grants.

This course will meet during the Summer 2023 term in a hybrid format as follows:

  • Saturday 7/29, 8/5, 8/12: In person on campus, 12:30 – 3:00 pm
  • Tuesday, 8/1, 8/8 via Zoom, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Candidates must have a Masters/Ph.D. in Life Sciences or in Business with 5+ years of professional experience in the biotechnology, medical device and/or pharmaceutical industry. Candidates should also have familiarity with online/hybrid instruction. This position requires all coursework to be performed in the state of California.

The salary range for this position is covered by the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the College and SEIU, Local 1021, available here.

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