Job Description

Title: Technology Transfer Specialist
Hiring Unit: PSU Innovation Center, Technology Transfer Office
Location: Prince Sultan University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Date Posted: December 01, 2021
Closing Date: December 20, 2021
Salary: based on education and experience.
Full Time/Part Time: Full Tim

Duties & Responsibilities

The duties of the Technology Transfer Specialist include:

  • Act as a bridge between the University, industry and government
  • Encourages R&D and technology commercialization and manages its processes
  • Provides support to faculty members, researchers and Universitie stakeholders with creating startups
  • Performs technology readiness level assessment
  • Bring investors to support R&D initiatives and attract grants
  • Attract industrial partners for R&D collaboration
  • Develop outreach and entrepreneurial training to faculty, researchers and students
  • Manage the research commercialization process from the idea to the market
  • Assess the marketability potential of a proposed technology
  • Perform technology assessments
  • Develop marketing and licensing strategies
  • Other related duties as assigned

Education and Professional Work Experience

The candidate must already have experience as a Technology Transfer Specialist with proven outcomes. He must be knowledgeable in both business, marketing and technology and have worked with industry.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Has considerable knowledge in legal aspects of business, technology transfer and licensing.
  • Has Excellent communication skills both in Arabic and in English.
  • Demonstrates the expertises to negotiate business opportunities and licensing deals.
  • Demonstrates high problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrates the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external organizations, groups, team leaders and members, and individuals.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Registered patent agent.
  • Experience in marketing new intellectual property and negotiating technology licensing agreements.
  • Ability to analyze, understand and draft legal agreements.
  • Possess 3-5 years of experience with technology transfer or commercialization.

To Apply:

To apply for the position, please provide your CV and a motivation letter through this form.
In the motivation letter, please specify in detail your background relevant to the position and you previous experience, in addition, why are you interested in this technology transfer specialist position and how would you contribute if recruited.