Jul 22, 2017
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Description: The Technology Transfer Postdoctoral Scholar Program is offered by the Office of Technology Transfer for doctorally trained research scientists who are entrepreneurial, interested in learning about invention and innovation processes, technology transfer, entrepreneurism, and a willingness to advance the economic prosperity of eastern North Carolina. The Tech Transfer Postdoctoral Scholar Program offers the following training and experience opportunities. The Postdoctoral Scholar will receive training in various forms of intellectual property protection and will gain exposure to the field of technology transfer by attending relevant conferences, webinars and other programs such as the innovation design academy, workshops offered by the Small Business Technology Development Center (SBTDC), ECU writing and presentation skills workshops, and programs of the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM). The Postdoctoral Scholar will also build networking skills by attending and/or representing ECU at these and other meetings. Following appropriate training, the Postdoctoral Scholar will scout new inventions on campus and learn to prepare prior art assessments and competitive market assessments of new inventions and engage in discussions with the inventor about assessment results. The Postdoctoral Scholar will serve as an advocate on campus for the innovation, invention and entrepreneurship process and will help educate the campus community about processes and available resources. The Postdoctoral Scholar will facilitate management of ECU Patent Committee meetings. The Postdoctoral Scholar may also be called upon to perform other duties as necessary. Postdoctoral Scholars are expected to demonstrate compliance with established guidelines and regulatory standards for research including biosafety, responsible conduct of research and human subjects training. Approximately 10% of the postdoctoral scholar's time will be devoted to instructional activities. Approximately 90% of the postdoctoral scholar's time will be devoted to experiential activities.

Minimum Qualifications: English Proficiency Excellent written and oral communication skills PhD in a STEM discipline

Special Instructions to Applicants: To be considered for this position, all applicants must apply through People Admin and attach their CV or resume, cover letter and names and contact information of 3 references. Appointments are typically for a one year period. Five years (typically five appointments of one year) is typically the maximum total period that any individual may serve as a Scholar. The University, in its sole discretion has the option to renew or extend any appointment, subject to the availability of funds, past performance evaluations and/or any other lawful reasons. For other information on the ECU Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, please visit our website at:

Date Initial Screening Begins: 07-28-2017

Job Close Date: Open Until Filled

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