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SSTI Job Corner

September 12, 2007

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Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) seeks an additional senior member to join its technology transfer team as a senior commercialization manager or possibly as deputy director. This key individual is needed to identify, evaluate and commercialize technologies created at a major U.S. Department of Energy laboratory and to serve as liaison between some of the laboratory's most significant research divisions and the business community. He or she should have a high level of technical expertise in a physical science, as well as significant experience in sales or business development.

The University of Memphis (U of M) and the FedEx Institute of Technology (FIT) are seeking a director of tech transfer and research development to act as the Technology Transfer officer and clearinghouse for the university. This newly created position reports to the FIT executive director. The director will act as liaison between FIT, business and other research institutions to accelerate the transfer and commercialization of U of M technologies. He or she also will implement and execute formal process for faculty invention disclosure, review, evaluation, marketing and licensing. A bachelor’s degree in business, science or technology field is required; a J.D. or MBA degree is preferred. Three or more years of experience in technology transfer/commercialization with a university, laboratory or corporation also are required. Experience in lieu of academic credentials will be considered.