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SSTI Job Corner

June 25, 2008

Complete descriptions of these opportunities and others are available at http://www.ssti.org/posting.htm.

The University of Kentucky is seeking an executive director for its new Office of Technology Transfer (OTT). This position is responsible for the oversight of the university’s growing intellectual property and data base system. The executive director provides the overall leadership, management and administration of OTT, executing its assessment, negotiating and licensing functions. The position requires an M.B.A. (preferred), J.D. (desirable) or other advanced degree, with at least 10 years of experience in industry and in a university setting dealing with patent protection, licensing and compliance.

The Oak Ridge Economic Partnership is seeking a director of technology. This position is responsible for leveraging the East Tennessee region’s technology resources to help foster new private sector investment and job creation in the region. Working with a consultant team, the incumbent will identify the core technology strengths at leading research institutions and in the region as a whole, and develop and execute a new technology-driven economic development strategy that will leverage these capabilities to support business development and retention. At least 10 years of experience in the technology-based business arena, preferably in either economic development or in sales, marketing or business development, are required.

The Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is seeking an economic development projects/program manager. The primary purpose of this position is to provide strategic leadership in the implementation of the broad role that the Technology Transfer and Economic Development directorate plays in support of ORNL and its research directorates. A bachelor’s degree in business, planning, marketing or a related field is required. In addition, at least 10 years of senior experience involving a combination of community, technology and economic development marketing and recruitment are required.

Kentucky, Tennessee