Open Date: 12/11/2017
Date Initial Screening Begins:
Minimum Education/Experience: Oral and written proficiency in English Excellent written and oral communication skills PhD in a STEM discipline Academic publication record
Special Instructions to Applicant: 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. The cover letter should explain how this training position will facilitate the applicant's career goals. The cover letter should also describe how academic technology transfer activities can promote development of rural economies. Appointments are typically of a one-year period and may be renewed for a maximum of 5 years. Renewals are typically five appointments of one year. The University, in its sole discretion has the option to renew or extent any appointment subject to 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: http://www.ecu.edu/postdoctoral affairs/
Job Duties: 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 offered by the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM), ECU's Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC), attend regional biomedical conferences, and participate in workshops to improve writing and presentation skills. 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 and will serve as an active team member of ECU's NSF I-Corps Site training grant. 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 10% of the postdoctoral scholar's time will be devoted to facilitating data management of ECU's NSF I-Corps Site grant. Approximately 80% of the postdoctoral scholar's time will be devoted to experiential activities.