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              Innovation Manager Physical Sciences

              Posting Details

              Posting Details

              Position Number: 119484
              Title: Manager
              Functional Title: Innovation Manager Physical Sciences
              Category Status: 33-Exempt Regular
              Applicant Search Category: Staff
              University Authorized FTE: 1
              Unit: VPR-Office of Technology Commercialization
              Campus/College Information:

              Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

              Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

              Within UM Ventures-College Park, The Innovation Manager will identify and review university inventions for commercial potential through direct interaction with university scientific, licensing, and intellectual property staff. This position will research, develop, and author non-confidential marketing summaries for a broad variety of physical science and engineering based university technologies. The Innovation Manager will assist with the development of marketing strategy and direction for technology commercialization projects and will function as part of an interdisciplinary team ensuring the university optimizes and protects its inventions, materials, technologies, discoveries, and innovations. The Innovation Manager reports to the Director of Licensing.

              Minimum Qualifications:


              Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in physical sciences, engineering or related field, and at least 2 years’ experience in translating technical specifications into a business value proposition, research engineering, business development, or similar work (experience may include internships and related developmental opportunities.)


              Master’s degree from an accredited college or university and at least six (6) months experience.




              Basic technical background to understand/interpret physical science based technologies.
              Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to interact effectively in an academic and corporate setting.
              Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with colleagues.
              Ability to comprehend technical details of new technologies in the physical sciences.
              Ability to work on multiple tasks at the same time and under time constraints.
              Ability to handle sensitive matters with discretion and tact while maintaining confidentiality.


              An advanced degree in the field, JD, or?MBA?with experience in engineering or related field preferred.?
              Previous university based technology transfer, industry based marketing, or business development experience preferred.

              Additional Certifications:
              Additional Information:

              Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States. No visa sponsorship will be provided for this position.

              Job Risks Not Applicable to This Position
              Physical Demands

              Sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time.

              Posting Date: 11/25/2019
              Closing Date:
              Open Until Filled Yes
              Best Consideration Date 12/20/2019
              Diversity Statement:

              The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

              Applicant Documents

              Required Documents
              1. Resume
              2. Cover Letter
              Optional Documents

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