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Function: The purpose of this position is to assist the Office of Technology Transfer in the evaluation of emerging technologies from the SIU-System research and development activities and to provide marketing and outreach efforts for the Office of Technology Transfer on behalf of the SIU-System. The position will be based at the Carbondale, IL campus.
Director of Technology Transfer
Technology Transfer Commercialization Coordinator
Duties and Responsibilities: The following information is intended to be representative of the work performed by incumbent in this position and is not all-inclusive. The omission of a specific duty or responsibility will not preclude it from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical extension of position responsibilities.
Technology Marketing and Industry Relations: 40%
Technology Analysis: 40%
Technology Administration: 15%
• Assist with the education of faculty, staff and students on technology transfer and intellectual property
• Assist with other duties as assigned by the Director of OTT.
Authority and Responsibility: The Director of Technology Transfer will educate and train the employee with regard to the relationship of the technologies to the business practicalities and legal implications. The Director will supervise the tasks performed by the employee. The Technology Transfer Commercialization Coordinator will not have signature authority and should consult the Director of Technology Transfer, and, as appropriate, the Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Affairs, the Vice Chancellor of Research, the Associate Provost of Research and/or the Office of the General Counsel, on matters concerning contract approval. The Technology Transfer Commercialization Coordinator will have authority to make limited representations as it relates to institutional positions during negotiations of Licenses, patent prosecution dispositions and others as previously approved by the Director of Technology Transfer.
Minimum Qualifications: A bachelor's degree in a Physical Science, Life Science or Engineering related area is required; an advanced degree is preferred. Marketing skills plus excellent verbal and written communication skills to varied audiences will be required. A qualified candidate must be competent to explain new technologies and discoveries to prospective licensees and understand how these technologies meet the business objectives of 3rd party industry partners.
Desirable Qualifications: A second degree or certification that reflects experience in marketing and/or communication or work experience in marketing or communication is strongly desirable. Laboratory bench experience and experience performing and literature investigation is preferred. Some knowledge about the patent process is desirable, although not required.
Working Conditions/Physical Demands: The Physical Demands of this work are generally limited to working on a computer and going to various meetings. Thus, light walking and working on a computer will entail most of the physical demands. On the rare occasion, some minor lifting is required to transport display signs for exhibits and boxes for storage. Some driving will be required between campuses and other sites.
Effective Date: July 1, 2016
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