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Technology Transfer Consultant - II

Location: Blacksburg, VA
Duration:Permanent

Scope of Position and Day-to-Day Responsibilities
The Technology Transition Consultant (TTC) will lead technology transition projects with the goal of enabling our clients to secure new R&D funding and to transition new technologies to commercial products. These projects involve building out new networks of contacts, conducting market study research, competitive analysis and identifying new funding opportunities. The TTC will interface with clients to determine specific applications for their technology and to identify target markets.

The types of technology that the TTC 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.
  • Interface with clients to determine specific needs and gain an understanding of their technologies
  • Define and delegate market research to determine entry points for selected technologies
  • Develop and build contact database of principals within selected target markets
  • Define and delegate competitive analysis to determine market niche
  • Find funding opportunities for client technologies
  • Maintain superior client satisfaction
  • Develop and launch new marketing / business development campaigns

Other Considerations

Compensation: Compensation will be dependent on the candidate‚Äôs 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 - II

Requirements

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:

  • Previous project management and customer management 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