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Fall Internship, 2017

Position Title: Technology Transfer Specialist
Location: Blacksburg, VA
Duration: Fall, 2017

Scope of Position and Day-to-Day Responsibilities
This position will support client-directed work which typically involves building out new networks of contacts, conducting market study research, competitive analysis and identifying new funding opportunities. The successful candidate will also support new business development initiatives for new client acquisition including social network-based campaigns, website-based marketing and prospect development, e-mail based outreach and other marketing strategies. Ideally, the successful candidate will contribute some novel ideas to help improve our business development processes. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Perform market research to determine entry points for selected technologies
  • Develop and build contact database of principals within selected target markets
  • Perform competitive analysis to determine market niche
  • Find funding opportunities for client technologies
  • Assist with developing and launching new marketing / business development campaigns

The skills developed in this position will be extremely valuable for anyone starting out in a small to mid-size company, or for those seeking to start their own company.

Other Considerations

Compensation: This will be a paid position and the amount of compensation will be dependent on the candidate's skills and experience.

Travel Requirements: None
Hours of work/work schedule/flextime: 40 hrs/wk
Location: 2000 Kraft Dr., Suite 1125, Blacksburg


Required Education: Pursuing a 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, business development
  • 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