Research Strategy and Business Development Consultant II

Job ID 2020-35065
Area of Interest
Project/Program Management
Location Name
West 8th
FTE/Hours per pay period
1.0 FTE (80 hours per bi-weekly pay periods)
Work Status
Research Institute Admin
Day Shift
Primary Location : City
Primary Location : State/Province

About Us

Hope. Care. Cure. These three simple words capture what we do at Seattle Children’s – to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible.  Are you ready to engage with a mission-driven organization that is life-changing to many, and touches the hearts of all? #HOPECARECURE


As one of the nation's top five pediatric research centers, Seattle Children's Research Institute is dedicated to providing hope, care, and cures to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible.


Our investigators are involved in hundreds of projects that cover every phase of research, from studying how diseases work to improving investigational therapies. They have pioneered groundbreaking cystic fibrosis treatments and cutting-edge cancer therapies that help a child's immune system defeat cancer, and made other major contributions to pediatric medicine. 


Researchers work in close collaboration with one another, their colleagues at partner institutions including the University of Washington and Fred Hutch and our healthcare providers at Seattle Children's Hospital, one of U.S. News & World Report’s top children's hospitals. This collaboration is one of our key strengths, allowing our faculty to draw on a variety of disciplines and techniques as they pursue solutions to some of medicine's most complex problems.


We are committed to not only treating disease but to eliminating it. Help us achieve our vision of being a worldwide leader in pediatric research aimed to improve the health and well-being of children. If you are interested in a challenging career aimed at groundbreaking research, Seattle Children's Research Institute is the place for you.


We are seeking a Research Strategy and Business Development Consultant II to join a dedicated strategy and business development team within Seattle Children’s Research Institute. This is a new position that will work closely with institute leadership to develop and implement strategic business initiatives for institutional growth, providing strategic, operational, and financial consultation as well as project management and logistical support.  The ideal candidate will have demonstrated successful experience in consulting, strategic planning, and/or business development in the biomedical/biotechnology industry, including clinical product development.  The position will be responsible for managing strategic projects throughout the entire lifecycle, developing and utilizing effective communications and business planning tools, and collaborating with operational staff and management across the organization. This is an exciting opportunity to make a meaningful impact on our mission-driven organization.   


Seattle Children's Employer Highlights:

- Leader in Pediatric Care: Because of our people, Seattle Children’s is recognized as a leading teaching, research and specialty care center at the forefront of pediatric care.

- Competitive Benefits: We support a healthy work–life balance. Our benefits include employee care, paid time off, health insurance and retirement savings.

- Transportation Discounts: Company bike program, on-site zip cars, unlimited ORCA transit pass, daily commute bonus provided to staff who us alternate methods of travel to/from work, company vanpools.

- Diversity/Inclusion: We strive to maintain an atmosphere that reflects our values of inclusion by providing effective and respectful care compatible with each patient and family's beliefs, values, and heritage.


Required Education/Experience:
- Bachelor’s Degree in health administration, business, health or science-related field
- Minimum four years’ related experience in consulting, strategic planning, business development and or project management
- Minimum two years’ experience working in a complex health research setting
- Demonstrated successful experience working with internal management, external vendors, consultants, and other purchased services


- Master’s Degree in healthcare administration, business administration, or health-related field
- Six years’ progressive experience in consulting, strategic planning, and/or business development
- Two years’ experience in the biomedical/biotechnology industry, including clinical product development
- Demonstrated successful experience leading complex change management in an organizational setting
- General knowledge of Lean, Six Sigma, CPI, and/or Kaizen experience

Our Commitment to Diversity

Our community welcomes diverse experiences, backgrounds, and thoughts as this is what drives our spirit of inquiry and allows us to better connect with our increasingly diverse patients and families. Our organization recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.


The people who work at Seattle Children’s are members of a community that seeks to respect and celebrate all the qualities that make each of us unique. Each of us is empowered to be ourselves within this community, which cultivates and promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion at all levels.


Seattle Children’s is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Workplace and Affirmative Action Employer.


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