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Technology Transfer, Director Overview

  • Work Type: Non-Classified/Professional
  • Job Code: 75596
  • Pay Grade: P14
  • FLSA Status: Exempt
  • Career Level: Director
  • Family: Finance & Business Operations
  • Function: Research Administration


The Director of the Office of Technology Transfer manages the negotiation, execution and maintenance of agreements involving Material Transfer Agreements, or Non Disclosure Agreements etc.

Level Scope

Oversees through subordinate Managers a large, complex organization with multiple functional disciplines/occupations, OR manages a program, regardless of size, that has critical impact upon the campus. Significant responsibility for formulating and administering policies and programs, manages significant human, financial, and physical resources, and functions with a very high degree of autonomy. Frequently influences business decisions made by senior leadership. Oversees through subordinate Managers the accountability and stewardship of campus resources and the development of systems and procedures to protect organizational assets. Negotiates and influences others to understand and accept new concepts, practices and approaches.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree and 8 years experience or equivalent including 5 years managerial experience

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience as an effective manager
  • Experience in a broad range of IP and commercialization issues

Essential Functions

Key Responsibilities

60% of Time the Technology Transfer, Director must:

  • Protect and commercialize technology for the benefit of the university and citizens of Idaho
  • Promote the identification and disclosure of technologies, discoveries, and inventions by University faculty, staff, and student employees
  • Assist inventors and patent counsel in compiling information needed for the preparation of patent applications
  • Serve as a liaison between researchers and off-campus commercial interests
  • Develop and maintain policy, education and training, maintain and report data
  • Establish and maintain a positive, supportive operation in which high quality services are delivered effectively and efficiently
  • Bring together local, regional, and state resources that will help the University transfer its technology successfully to companies
  • Ensure licensee data and records are secure and maintained in a current, accurate, and usable form
  • Collaborate with sister institutions and other institutions of higher education to ensure best and current practices for effective and efficient tech transfer activities

35% of Time the Technology Transfer, Director

Determined by department needs

5% of Time the Technology Transfer, Director

Perform other duties as assigned

Work Environment and Physical Demands

Some positions may involve frequent bending, moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 50 pounds; some positions may involve moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 70 pounds; standing up to eight hours each day; working in all weather conditions; exposure to high noise levels and require wearing hearing protection.

Travel Requirement

Not applicable for Tech Transfer, Director

Career Path

Additional training/education or equivalent experience, as well as business need, are required for movement into higher level jobs.


Incumbent must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work.  Final employment offers are  contingent upon a Final Candidate’s successful completion of a Background Verification, and a determination by the University that the information derived from the Background Verification does not disqualify the individual.  In addition, a Financial History Check and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Check may be required.