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Director of Innovation and Private Sector Research Engagement

Job description

Employment Type: Part-time
Posted data: 2021-02-16
Req: R-518


1461-NN - Project Specialist

Business Title:

Director of Innovation and Private Sector Research Engagement


Employee Type:

Admin. Professional (+) (Fixed Term)

Job Family:

Administrative Professional - Not OT Eligible

Position Details:

Summary of Duties:

This position will identify creative opportunities to move research discoveries forward to benefit society through a variety of mechanisms including but not limited to licensing agreements; service centers, start-up companies, and non-profits. This position will establish and maintain relationships with College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) faculty to familiarize them with the role of this position. Position will develop and maintain connections with industries relevant to CVM commercialization and research missions and collaborate with college personnel to offer educational content (e.g., seminars, workshops) for college faculty, staff, graduate students, and DVM students, as appropriate.

Required Qualifications: Positions require a Bachelor’s degree in relevant field and three (3) years experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified within the project specialty. A Master’s degree in a related field may be substituted for up to one (1) year of the required experience. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis.

Additional Requirements:

  • Minimum five (5) years experience packaging university discoveries into license-ready technologies.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain collaborative relationships with internal and external constituents.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience negotiating and closing corporate licensing deals of third-party and university technologies.

  • Demonstrated connections to leading animal health companies and company leadership.

Additional Information:

Monthly Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
FTE: 50%
Permanent/Temporary: Temporary
Position Term in months: 12 months

City, State, Zip: Pullman, WA 99164

Department: College of Veterinary Medicine
Department Link: www.vetmed.wsu.edu
Background Check: This position has been designated to require a background check.

Close Date: March 1, 2021

Special Instructions to Applicants: Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) resume and 2) cover letter. Applicants are required to include contact information for professional references within the application.
Required Documents:

1) Resume

2) Cover letter

Time Type:

Part time

Position Term:

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veteran, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521 (v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or hrs@wsu.edu.




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Job No:
Posted: 2/19/2021
Application Due: 3/3/2021
Work Type: Full Time