|Location||Durban, South Africa|
Technology Transfer Manager – 4 Year Fixed Term Contract
Our client is a large residential University in KwaZulu-Natal. It is also one of the leading research intensive and teaching Universities in South Africa and the continent.
The main purpose of this role is to support the Director: Intellectual Property & Commercialisation in managing, coordinating, analysing and developing the University’s Intellectual Property (IP) Portfolio to ensure effective commercialisation of the Intellectual Property and generation of third-stream income.
The responsibilities of the incumbent include, but are not limited to, overall management of the Technology Transfer (TT) portfolio to ensure operational efficiency and effectiveness; ensuring and supporting commercialisation of University IP; generating revenue for the TT Portfolio through various mechanisms; ensuring efficient and effective management of all Universities IP and funded projects in accordance with statutory and funding requirements; developing IP and commercialisation training and awareness-building interventions for researchers and students; ensuring development and talent management of staff in the TT Portfolio.
For the position you would be required to have:
Honours Degree/Postgraduate Diploma in Science or Engineering
A minimum of 8 years relevant experience in technology commercialisation of which 3 years should be in a managerial/supervision position
An in-depth understanding of intellectual property, commercialisation and technology transfer and entrepreneurship and/or business management/administration.
A demonstrated ability to raise funding through technology transfer activities.
A demonstrated ability to commercialise technologies
Interested candidates can send their CV