Technology Transfer Manager (Ref: CFTTM)

Position in the Information Technology sector in Durban, Berea - Kwa- Zulu Natal
Posted On Thursday 7 April 2022
Job Description:

Technology Transfer Manager – 4 Year Fixed Term Contract


Our client is a large residential University in Durban. It is also one of the leading research intensive and teaching Universities in South Africa and the continent.

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Main job function

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 University 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.



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.



The closing date for receipt of applications is 10 April 2022.



A Consultant will be in touch if you are shortlisted for the position. Please consider your application unsuccessful should you not have been contacted within 2 weeks. We will keep your CV on our database and contact you should you match the criteria of any other vacancies.


Please contact Catherine Fforde