SSTI Job Corner

Have an open position? Let us post your position or RFP listing — it's free for SSTI Members/$95 for all others. Postings stay active on our website for 45 days and a brief mention is included in the SSTI Weekly Digest. Please use our listing submission form or send the position title, description, and any other relevant information to Ellen Marrison ( | 614.901.1690). The deadline to be included in our weekly newsletter is Wednesday at 12:00 PM. 

The following positions are available:

Request for Proposal: Low-Cost, High-Volume Serialization (Digital Fingerprinting)

MxD, the nation’s digital manufacturing institute, is seeking proposals for “digital fingerprinting” technology for high-volume manufacturing of low-cost goods such as food items and batteries. High-volume manufacturers urgently need the ability to add item-level traceability, or digital fingerprints, to what they produce, not only to assure quality and manage inventory and compliance, but also to guard against counterfeit parts. These manufacturers are looking for item serialization with near-zero variable cost, as well as solutions that require no product surface area, and can identify items at rates of 100 or more items per second, among other characteristics.

Up to $215,000 is available in the first phase with the possibility of additional follow-on funding. Applications are due July 12. Learn more and respond here.

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Program Director - Division of Industrial Innovation and Partnerships (IIP), NSF

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. More information about the position is available here.

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Management and Program Analyst - Dept. of Commerce, Economic Development Administration
EDA has two openings in Washington, D.C., for a Management and Program Analyst who will help coordinate, review and monitor entrepreneurship- or innovation-focused grant programs; organize and track technical and merit reviews of grant programs; solicit input from partner offices; validate that programs adhere to Dept. of Commerice and EDA policies and procedures; and support executive advisory boards like the National Advisory Council on Inovation & Entrepreneurship. More information on the opening is available here.

Commercial Officers – Iowa Innovation Corporation
Iowa Innovation Corporation, the state’s private partner for economic development, currently has three openings for individuals who will lead our efforts to improve translation of innovations to commercial products in four targeted bioscience areas – biobased chemicals, medical devices, precision and digital agriculture, and vaccines and immunotherapeutics.  These commercially oriented roles will focus on business development and program management needs of new business opportunities. The ideal candidates will have at least five years of experience developing technical innovations into business ventures, including working with investors, experience researching business opportunities and viable income streams and the demonstrated ability to develop and then execute a successful business plan.  Learn more about the positions here.