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Technology Business Development Associate (id:57540)

University of Maine Orono, ME
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**Statement of the Job**:

The Technology Business Development Associate assists the Technology Business Development Manager with the daily administration of technology transfer, commercialization, and industry engagement activities.

The Associate assists the Manager by performing invention evaluations, compiling market research, patent searches and other related information; managing contracts, agreements and licenses; coordinating communication with intellectual property attorneys, consultants and company representatives, as necessary; and maintaining and reporting data. **Typical hiring range for this position is $35,183 to $58,639 commensurate with qualifications and experience.**

**Complete Job Description**

**About the University**:

The University of Maine is a community of more than 11,200 undergraduate and graduate students, and 2,500 employees located on the Orono campus and throughout the state. UMaine is the state land and sea grant university and maintains a leadership role as the System's flagship university. As a result, it is dedicated to providing excellent teaching, research, and service at the university, state, and national levels.

Further information about UMaine can be found at https://umaine.edu/

The University of Maine offers a wide range of benefits for employees including, but not limited to, tuition benefits (employee and dependent), comprehensive insurance coverage including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and short and long term disability as well as retirement plan options. As a former NSF ADVANCE institution, the University of Maine is committed to diversity in our workforce and to dual-career couples.

UMaine is located in beautiful Central Maine. Many employees report that a primary reason for choosing to come to UMaine is quality of life. Numerous cultural activities, excellent public schools, safe neighborhoods, high quality medical care, little traffic, and a reasonable cost of living make the greater Bangor area a wonderful place to live.

Learn more about what the Bangor region has to offer here.

**Qualifications**:

**Required:**

* Typically has the education associated with a Bachelor's degree, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
* Minimum one year of experience in academic technology transfer OR equivalent contracting experience in a research/innovation oriented company.
* Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with industry clients, outside agencies, visitors, and members of the University faculty, staff, and administration.
* Ability to think creatively about commercialization and partnership opportunities to achieve effective outcomes.
* Must be highly organized.
* Knowledge of the application of basic and applied research to innovation and new product development.
* Experience in basic market research and patent searching.
* Excellent communication and presentation skills.
* Advanced technical and grant proposal writing skills and computer skills.
* Ability to take both leadership and team support roles.
* Ability to travel, normally requiring a valid driver's license.

**Preferred:**

* Demonstrated project management skills highly desirable.
* Knowledge of Maine-based public and private, business and economic development agencies highly desirable.

**Other Information**:

Materials must be submitted via "Apply For Position" below. You will need to create a profile and application; upload:

1.) a cover letter which describes your experience, interests, and suitability for the position
2.) a resume/curriculum vitae
3.) contact information for three professional references

You will also need to submit the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status forms. Incomplete application materials cannot be considered. Materials received after the initial review date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.

*Search Timeline is as follows:*

Review of applications to begin: August 12, 2019
Screening interviews to begin no earlier than: August 15, 2019
On-site interviews to begin no earlier than: August 26, 2019
Tentative start date: September 15, 2019

For questions about the search, please contact search committee chair James Beaupre at james.beaupre@maine.edu.

Appropriate background checks are required**.**

The University of Maine is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran's status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Amie Parker, Interim Director of Equal Opportunity, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).



*Position Title:* Technology Business Development Associate (id:57540)


*Campus:* Orono


*Department:* Department of Industrial Cooperation - ODIC


*Bargaining Unit:* UMPSA


*Salary Band/Wage Band:* 03


*Location:* Orono, ME


*Length:* Fiscal Year (12 Months)


*Required Documents:* Cover Letter, References, Resume/CV

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