Technology Transfer & Commercialisation Specialist Ref: TTCS/11/2019 (PERMANENT).

REMUNERATION PACKAGE: NEGOTIABLE
The incumbent will report to: Centre of Excellence Manager
 
Purpose
 
To coordinate the dissemination function of the centre of excellence this includes marketing, promotion, knowledge management and training and capacity development). To identify research outcomes that could lead to new product development and ensure protection of the intellectual property of the MHSC
 
Minimum requirements
 
-Masters' degree in Engineering/ business development related discipline. 
-3-5 years of experience in a technology licensing environment
-5 years Product Development experience 
-5 years Commercialisation Value Chain Knowledge
-Knowledge of technical supplier selection and the use of international industrial standards (e.g., EN, ISO, ASME etc.)
-Sufficient knowledge/experience of the South African mining industry (SAMI).
-Sound understanding of the macro-environmental factors of the SAMI.
-Business Development Skills 
-Facilitation Skills 
-Communication Skills 
-Project Management Skills 
-Influencing and negotiation skills 
 
Key performance areas
 
The successful candidate will be responsible for, but not limited to the following:
 
-Develop a network of potential technology partners and funders for research outcomes
-Review, plan and cost development projects with researchers / outsourced service providers to meet next technology readiness level targets.
-Monitor progress in prototype development.
-To identify opportunities for partnership in pursuit of product development and commercialisation
-Plan and Project manage all the technical and manufacturing elements related to the transfer of technology and transfer of manufacture task.
-To engage intellectual property specialists and agencies such as NIPMO to protect MHSC and ultimately South Africa patents.
-To ensure that no third party is granted full ownership of innovation as a result of research outcome.
-To identify and fund and capacitate related testing environments related to OHS Management of the knowledge and information management unit.
-Management of the training and awareness research outcomes.
-Continuous engagement with the regional tripartite forums.
-Develop a network of potential technology partners and funders for research outcomes
-To identify opportunities for partnership in pursuit of product development and commercialisation.
 
Please forward a detailed CV, clearly quoting the reference number of the position to:
Recruitment@mhsc.org.za.  Kindly use the reference number in the subject line. Enquiries should be directed to HR Department at 011-656-1797.
Closing date: 22 November 2019
 
NB: No late applications will be accepted.