Job Postings – January 2017

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Program Director, Industry University Cooperative Research Centers program, National Science Foundation

The Directorate for Engineering, Division of Industrial Innovation and Partnerships (IIP) at the National Science Foundation (NSF), announce a nationwide search to fill a Program Director position for the Industry University Cooperative Research Centers program

Program Directors have an unparalleled opportunity and responsibility to ensure NSF-funded research is at the forefront of advancing fundamental knowledge. In support of that, Program Directors are responsible for extensive interaction with academic research communities and industry, as well as interaction with other Federal agencies that may lead to development of interagency collaborations. Within this context, Program Directors solicit, receive and review research and education proposals, make funding recommendations, administer awards, and undertake interaction with research communities in these fields. They are also responsible for service to Foundation-wide activities and initiatives that together accomplish NSF’s strategic goals to: 1) Transform the Frontiers of Science and Engineering, 2) Stimulate Innovation and Address Societal Needs through Research and Education, and 3)Excel as a Federal Science Agency. The position requires a commitment to high standards of intellectualism and ethical conduct, a considerable breadth of interest, receptivity to new ideas, a strong sense of fairness, good judgment, and a high degree of personal integrity. The position requires extensive travel to IUCRC planning and Industry Advisory Board meetings.

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Negotiator, Industry Contracts, Iowa State University

The Office of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer at Iowa State University has an opening for a Program Coordinator II-Negotiator within the Industry Contracts Team who will be responsible for managing a portfolio of sponsored project contracts, material transfer agreements, confidentiality agreements, and other similar agreements on behalf of Iowa State University. This position will also review and coordinate with other university departments on issues arising from sponsored projects such as export control, purchase of equipment, intellectual property, and other issues that may require input from other university departments. Specific duties include review of terms and conditions of agreements; ensure compliance with internal policies, agency guidelines and government regulations (e.g. FARDFARS, export control regulations, etc.); evaluate changes to pre-existing awards; assist faculty and staff regarding the management and administration of sponsored projects; provide advice to assist with resolving problems and complex issues related to sponsored projects; and draft, negotiate and execute various research agreements, non-disclosure agreements, material transfer agreements and subrecipient agreements. The size and complexity of the portfolio will reflect experience level.

The successful candidate will possess the ability to apply and implement creative solutions to complex problems as well as the ability to be responsive to a wide variety of sponsor needs, perspectives and contractual issues.

The position closes February 2, 2017. Additional information and application instructions are available at:

Executive Director, Corporate Research Partnerships, UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering

The University of California, San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering is seeking a dynamic and experienced university-industry research engagement and business development executive to lead the Jacobs School’s corporate engagement strategy. The Executive Director for Corporate Research Partnerships is responsible for business development, research partnerships and membership services for the Jacobs School’s industry-sponsored agile research centers and oversees the School-wide Corporate Affiliates Program, which now includes more than 70 members. The Executive Director also serves as a high level strategic advisor to the Dean of the Jacobs School on industry relations.

The Executive Director works extensively with faculty leaders to create industry-sponsored centers of excellence dedicated to research and student professional development objectives. The executive director works with faculty to define the value proposition, research focus and to identify and cultivate prospective industry partners. The incumbent also works closely with colleagues in Grants and Contracts, Technology Transfer and Development in negotiating and executing research engagement.

The Executive Director manages a team of Industry Engagement Officers, who are each responsible for securing partners, stewarding the relationship, and engaging up in meaningful research collaborations. Through indirect reports, the Executive Director also oversees the Membership Services team who handles conferences/workshops, industry visits, internship services and the Corporate Affiliates Program of the Jacobs School.

The UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering is a top-tier research engineering school which includes more than 220 faculty, 9,000 students and nearly $170M in annual research expenditures. They Jacobs School is deeply committed to partnering with industry in a way that is collaborative, responsive and relevant to its partners.

Deadline to Apply for this Position is Thursday, January 26.  For more details and to Apply, please follow this link.

Executive Director of the Business Engagement Center, Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech is creating a business engagement center as part of a major push to expand and integrate its partnerships with leading companies.

A national search is underway for an executive director to head the center. The executive director will build a team of business development directors who can serve as primary points of contact for companies interested in a wide variety of partnership opportunities. There will be team members located in the National Capital Region and Roanoke — where Virginia Tech has additional campuses — as well as in Blacksburg.

Virginia Tech will be hosting a one-hour virtual information session about the position on January 26, 2017 at 12:00pm EST. This will be an opportunity to learn more about the Business Engagement Center and their new Executive Director of the Business Engagement Center position. Join the meeting here; the meeting number (access code) is 648 262 846. To join by phone, call +1-855-749-4750 (US TOLL FREE) or +1-415-655-0001 (US TOLL)/

For more information about the new center, click here. To go directly to the job posting, click here.

Associate Director of Corporate and Strategic Partnerships, Physical Sciences and Engineering, UC Riverside

The University of California Riverside, Office of Research and Economic Development seeks a dynamic, collaborative and highly motivated leader who has a deep understanding of scientific research in academic and industry settings. Reporting to the Director of Corporate and Strategic Partnerships, the Associate Director will be responsible for building, sustaining and expanding mutually beneficial relationships primarily between UC Riverside faculty in the engineering and physical sciences fields. The Associate Director is expected to identify, facilitate and secure corporate sponsored research, corporate philanthropic giving, technology transfer opportunities, executive education and student recruitment. This includes participation in the preparation and submission of proposals for funding to industry, foundation and government sponsors. The Associate Director assists in developing marketing and communication plans to targeted academic, government and industry relations communities. Manages and shares contact distribution and data sharing tools with other organizations on campus to ensure collaboration. Actively collaborates with other organizations on campus in particular with the Office of Advancement at UC Riverside. Click on job title above for more details and to apply.