LA Bioscience Hub (LABH), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, was created in 2014 to ensure that LA’s growing bioscience industry reflects the diversity and dynamism of the region. We are dedicated to fostering the creation of the LA Bioscience Corridor, a biomedical innovation cluster in Los Angeles’s Eastside, along Valley Boulevard between LAC+USC Medical Center and Cal State LA. LABH is a place-based organization that works across sectors to shape the LA Bioscience Corridor to become a thriving innovation center that creates good jobs and careers for local residents. LABH carries out its mission through three core initiatives:
1. Biotech Leaders Academy: A summer program that creates new professional opportunities forEast Los Angeles’ community college students pursuing life sciences degrees, and fostersfuture generations of diverse bioscience entrepreneurs for Los Angeles. Since the programlaunch in 2016, LABH as provided 28 students with internships and entrepreneurship training.
2. Real Estate & Placemaking: LA Bioscience Hub works to attract public and private investmentsin the LA Bioscience Corridor that catalyze the development of commercial lab and flex space,improve infrastructure, and provide amenities that support the area’s residents and thebioscience community. LABH has served as an advisor and advocate for the creation of newcatalytic projects such as HATCH Labs (multi-tenant lab space) and LA BioSpace (incubator atCal State LA). In 2017-18, LABH inspired design courses at East LA College and Cal PolyPomona to create landscape architecture schematics for the LA Bioscience Corridor.
3. Connecting & Convening: LA Bioscience Hub works to create a network of companies, serviceproviders, public sector leaders, and academic institutions to strengthen the identity of thebioscience community in LA’s greater Eastside, and connect area residents to the opportunitieswithin the growing bioscience sector. We have hosted networking and speaker events withpartner organizations to strengthen the regional bioscience eco-system.
LABH’s seed funding from Los Angeles County provided the organization running room to establish itself within the eco-system, develop community serving programming, and seek out additional funding support. In its fourth year, the organization is now poised to hire dedicated staff. We seek to hire a full-time Executive Director (ED) who can continue driving the vision and mission forward, and grow the organization’s impact and reach. Over time, the ED is expected to grow and diversify the organization’s sources of funding, build upon LABH’s program areas, and further establish the LA Bioscience Corridor as a destination for biomedical innovation and economic opportunity. The Corridor has advantages over some of the other areas of LA County that need to continue to be brought to the attention of stakeholders in the region, particularly, proximity to multiple research universities, its diverse population, and ample industrially zoned land. The Executive Director will have strategic and operational responsibility for LA Bioscience Hub’s operations, programs, and expansion. This position reports to the Board of Directors.
General Responsibilities Strategic Direction
Salary and Location
Salary range for this position is $75,000 to $85,000, dependent on established skills, relevant past success, and experience. LABH offers benefits, including paid time off and health insurance. The ED can work remotely or in Downtown Los Angeles (at the Estolano LeSar Advisors offices).
Application package must contain a cover letter, resume, writing sample (limit 2 pages), and at least three (3) professional references, including contact information (email and phone number).Submit the application package to Tulsi Patel at [email protected] LA Bioscience Hub will accept applications until September 12, 2018 at 11:59 pm.
Contact Tulsi Patel with inquiries at [email protected] or 323-306-9866.
LABH is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, marital, parental, disability or veteran status, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.