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Office of Technology Transfer seeks fellows with experience in life sciences, biomedical engineering, software, and EECS — Application deadline April 7

April 7, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Tech Transfer Fellows assist OTT in the technical and commercial evaluation of new inventions at University of Michigan in a variety of fields. Typical projects include:

  • Scientific, market, prior art and patent research and analysis
  • Assessing commercial viability of new inventions
  • Categorizing inventions into application specific or industry segments
  • Technology marketing abstract composition
  • Identifying potential licensees or investors

Eligibility and Qualifications

  1. You must be a current UM graduate student or post-doc. Appointment to the Fellows Program is concurrent with full time status as UM graduate student or post doc for the full duration of the Fellows Program.
  2. You must have permission from your thesis adviser to participate in the Fellows Program if you are a graduate student.
  3. You must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident or have CPT/OPT clearance with your visa to participate in the Program. You are responsible for facilitating any necessary CPT/OPT steps prior to the Program.
  4. You must be able to commit ten (10) hours per week to the Fellows Program.
  5. You are expected to stay in the Fellows Program for at least one (1) year.

Selection will be based on a combination of factors, primarily:

  • Written and oral communication skills
  • Scientific/technical background and academic performance
  • Enthusiasm and willingness to take on new challenges
  • Interest in technology transfer and/or prior experience (if any) in business or commercial environments
  • Professionalism and adherence to deadlines

Expectations Fellows must attend a ½ day orientation and training session in person and commit to one year in the Program following their training. Fellows are required to have access to a networked computer, as work is done remotely, and access to databases and other resources will be provided. Fellows are expected to complete their assignments within one week of receiving them; hours vary but are limited to no more than ten hours per week. Fellows are required to sign a non-disclosure agreement with the University of Michigan and maintain absolute confidentiality. Pay is $15-17/hour depending on background and experience. Application Applicants must submit a cover letter and resume in pdf format via e-mail to Katherine Moynihan (moynihkl@umich.edu) by 8am on Monday, April 7, 2014. Applicants will be notified by e-mail if they are invited to submit writing samples and interview. OTT is especially focused on hiring Fellows with expertise in the life sciences, biomedical engineering, software and EECS.


April 7, 2014
12:00 am