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SSTI Job Corner

July 24, 2006

The six position opportunities described below were posted on the SSTI Job Corner over the last week. For more information, including complete details on responsibilities, qualifications and application deadlines (when available), visit http://www.ssti.org/posting.htm.

Georgia Tech's Program in Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy (STIP), a joint program of the Georgia Tech School of Public Policy and the Georgia Tech Enterprise Innovation Institute, seeks applicants for two postdoctoral positions: (1) program manager; and (2) research associate II. Applicants should have a background and interests in one or more of these STIP research thrusts: strategic technologies and regional innovation clusters; research commercialization; universities and technology development; knowledge measurement; scientific and technological human capital; industrial modernization; and diversity and innovation. A doctoral degree in public policy, city and regional planning, economics, management or a related discipline is required. Competitive salary and benefits packages based on experience. These are both one-year positions and may be renewed annually.

The North Dakota State University Research and Technology Park is seeking a business development specialist to assume responsibility for the overall entrepreneurship activity in the Center for Technology Enterprise, which is scheduled to open in December 2006. This position will be responsible for coaching incubator tenants, providing technical assistance with business plan development, and capital formation for entrepreneurs. The position will also coordinate and enlist the assistance of an advisory board of experts from the region to guide the program and assist with the creation of new entrepreneurial ventures. A bachelors degree from an accredited university in business or accounting, or extensive experience in creating new technology ventures, is required.

The University of South Dakota is seeking a director of research development for its Office of Research and Sponsored Programs. This position will work with the vice president for research to develop and implement policies and procedures aimed at increasing research productivity, sponsored research activity, and the commercialization of research. Minimum qualifications include three years of experience in university research development or administration and a master's degree in a relevant field.

The Washington Technology Center (WTC) currently is hiring for three positions:

  • WTC Outreach Project Manager & APEL Director. This new full-time position is a shared role between WTC and the Applied Engineering Process Laboratory (APEL), with 50 percent of the time spent serving as the director of the APEL facility and the remaining 50 percent devoted to outreach and program management in eastern Washington on behalf of WTC. This person will support the missions of both organizations by providing support to high technology start-ups and growing businesses in eastern Washington. The primary responsibilities for APEL will be to provide sales, marking, administrative and financial management for the APEL facility. For WTC, the key roles and responsibilities are to provide project management and outreach for WTCs business services, including federal SBIR funding support, Research and Technology Development program grants, regional angel networks and small business consulting services. This position reports to the WTC director for research and program operations and is based at the APEL facility in Richland, Washington.
  • Laboratory Operations Manager. This position manages WTCs Microfabrication Laboratory, which contains approximately 50 different pieces of equipment used in the development and manufacture of semiconductor, nanotechnology and MEMS devices. The lab operations manager will oversee operational, fiscal, personnel, training and safety activities for the laboratory. This role will provide the technical leadership necessary to assist research projects for industrial clients, faculty, undergraduate and graduate students utilizing the laboratory. This position reports to the WTC director for research and program operations and is located in Seattle.
  • Research Scientist/Engineer 3. This position will support research efforts related to nanolithography for applications in microelectronic, micromechanical and micro fluidic devices for sensor, optical and biomedical/biotechnology applications. The focus of the position is on developing next-generation nano-scale lithography techniques. These include base-lining an existing e-beam lithography system, developing multi-dip pen lithography processes, and establishing a nano imprint lithography system. This position reports to the WTC director for research and program operations and is located in Seattle.