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Technology Transfer Consultant - I

Location: Blacksburg, VA

Scope of Position and Day-to-Day Responsibilities
The Technology Transition Consultant (TTC) will manage technology transition projects with the goal of enabling our clients to secure new R&D funding and to transition new technologies to commercial products. The TTC will work with our clients to identify high-impact applications in U.S. and international markets and develop a strategy to penetrate those markets. The TTC will then lead the execution of that strategy by implementing our proven process for new technology insertion. The TTC will also identify and pursue Federal funding opportunities for our clients to enable more advanced R&D.

The types of technology that the TTPM will support will include, but not be limited to: advanced manufacturing, sensors, renewable energy, communications, software, advanced materials, and other energy, defense and space-related technologies. In-depth knowledge of these technical sectors is not required. However, a technical background, and creative approach, that enables the TTC to match new technologies to relevant applications is critical.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Manage all aspects of technology transfer projects including budget, schedule, performance, etc.
  • Collaborate with clients to determine specific needs and gain an understanding of their technologies
  • Research specific markets to determine entry points for selected technologies
  • Develop and build relationships with principals within selected target markets
  • Analyze competing technologies to determine market niche
  • Discover funding opportunities for client technologies
  • Maintain superior client satisfaction
  • Assist with developing and launching new marketing / business development campaigns

Other Considerations

Compensation: Compensation will be dependent on the candidate’s skills and experience.
Benefits: Our benefits package includes health insurance, 401k, profit sharing and generous paid time off.
Travel Requirements: Minimal
Hours of work/work schedule/flextime: 40 hrs/wk
Location: 2000 Kraft Dr., Suite 1125, Blacksburg
Job Title: Technology Transfer Project Manager - I


Required Education: B.S. or M.S. degree in a relevant technical or business-related field
Citizenship: Must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident
GPA: 3.0 minimum

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Proficient with MS Office, esp. Word and Excel

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Experience in marketing or business development in a technical field
  • Knowledge of and experience using on-line databases related to market research, federal funding, technology competition, professional contact information, etc.
  • • Experience with proposal writing

Soft Skills:

  • Highly motivated, self-starter, positive, "can-do" attitude
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
  • Technical writing
  • Collaborative/team player