POSITION POSTED: FEBRUARY 1, 2019 SALARY RANGE: $84,600 - $127,000 (SA III) The Research and Technology Applications Manager oversees the technology transfer mission of Jefferson Science Associates LLC (JSA), the Management and Operations contractor for the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (TJNAF).
TJNAF is a world-leading nuclear physics research and development center sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) with an annual operating budget in excess of $100M and 700 employees working on a modern research campus in Newport News, Virginia.
The Research and Technology Applications Manager reports to the Laboratory Director and oversees and coordinates Laboratory efforts to identify, document, and secure intellectual property and develop partnerships that ultimately benefit the Laboratory, its sponsor, and society. Serves as the TJNAF Chief Technology Officer and interfaces with the DOE and other Laboratories on technology transfer matters.
Essential Job Functions:
* Develop and maintain an inventory of Laboratory capabilities and intellectual property having commercialization potential.
* Perform technology assessments to identify and prioritize the commercial potential of Laboratory capabilities and intellectual property; evaluate potential market need, size, and dynamics; and characterize alternate approaches, competitive position, and barriers to entry.
* See that Laboratory staff has access to clear and accurate guidance on how to document and disclose intellectual property and provide expert assistance to staff in developing required documentation as needed.
* Identify potential partners in private industry, academia, and government who can benefit from laboratory capabilities as potential licensees. This includes “blue ocean” applications of emerging technology.
* Identify and pursue potential sources of technology maturation funding from both private and public entities.
* Develop and execute marketing outreach efforts to promote awareness of Laboratory capabilities and intellectual property available for commercialization or licensing.
Coordinate with the legal counsel and the Business and Finance Director to identify the appropriate transfer vehicle (CRADA, license, etc) best suited for each opportunity while maintaining full compliance with all DOE requirements.
* Coordinate with legal counsel and the Business and Finance Director the negotiation and execution of sound and equitable technology transfer agreements. See that all agreements are expeditiously routed through the internal review and approval process. Coordinate all advance notification and review and approval requirements with the DOE.
* Monitor agreement performance to confirm all parties satisfy their obligations, provide assistance as necessary to resolve impediments, and notify leadership of any actual or potential risks.
* Maintain accurate records of all license and royalty payments, review audit results, initiate audits if necessary, and provide regular reports of receipts and issues.
* Develop and provide regular reports to Laboratory management of technology transfer program effectiveness, current status of all prospective and in-process agreements, and technology transfer accomplishments, issues, and risks.
Education, Certification, and Expertise:
BS/BA with a combination of ten years of equivalent formal education and experience to understand, evaluate, and explain Laboratory technologies to include superconducting and normal-conducting particle accelerators, radio frequency technologies, advanced instrumentation, particle detectors, cryogenic systems, and advanced scientific computing
• Ability to comprehend and follow instructions
• Ability to compose letters, outlines, memoranda, reports and other documents • Ability to understand, remember, and communicate information and make decisions • Ability to understand complex problems and to collaborate, explore and implement alternative solutions • Ability to prioritize, organize and complete complex and varied tasks • Ability to think analytically
• Ability to get across various locations on the laboratory site and access work areas
• Ability to work at a computer for extended periods • Ability to lift up to 10 pounds frequently and 25 pounds occasionally • Ability to open files and cabinet drawers, stoop and bend • Visual capabilities sufficient to use computer workstations, read documents, and see safety alarms • Auditory capabilities to hear safety alarms
Jefferson Science Associates, LLC (JSA) manages and operates the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab). JSA/Jefferson Lab is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, or veteran status or on any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law.
As part of the Lab's equal employment opportunity policy, we also take affirmative action as called for by applicable laws and Executive Orders to ensure that minority group individuals, females, disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, other protected veterans, Armed Forces, and qualified disabled persons are introduced into our workforce and considered for promotional opportunities.