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The Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation (OVPRI)  has the following list of positions open. Click the respective job title below to see an overview of the position. For more information about applying for positions at Virginia Tech visit www.jobs.vt.edu.

The Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation at Virginia Tech is seeking an Associate Director of New Ventures. The office oversees the university-wide strategic initiatives and operational functions of Virginia Tech’s $520+ million research enterprise and is home to Link, The Center for Advancing Industry Partnerships, which is taking a holistic and integrated approach via a Discovery to Market model. This position is key to the ambitious plans Virginia Tech is making to be a leading 21st century land grant university that delivers innovative solutions to the most pressing global challenges of our time.

A successful candidate will work closely with stakeholders across the university to facilitate the commercialization of technologies with a focus on start-ups, new venture development, and licensing to small enterprises. In this role, the Associate Director of New Ventures will build collaborative relationships with key entrepreneurial faculty, staff, and post-docs, solicit invention disclosures in support of startup company formation, develop curriculum and training events for those interested in engaging in a startup, and track portfolio companies’ progress to foster entrepreneurship, innovation and research commercialization. A successful candidate will work as a member of a matrixed team to strong innovation management, including with business development professionals and Associate Directors and Directors of Technology Commercialization.

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Link, The Center for Advancing Industry Partnerships, is seeking to fill several Director or Associated Director of Technology Commercialization positions. Link was founded to support an integrated and holistic approach to industry partnerships and innovation management based on a Discovery to Market model. Link is a strategic center within the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation at Virginia Tech, which oversees the university-wide strategic initiatives and operational functions of Virginia Tech’s $520+ million research enterprise. The positions are key to the ambitious plans Virginia Tech is making to be a leading 21st century land grant university that delivers innovative solutions to the most pressing global challenges of our time.

Reporting to the Executive Director of Link, the successful candidates will facilitate the commercialization of technologies, manage intellectual property and related assets, and foster strategic relationships with industry partners in collaboration with the broader Link team. The Director or Associate Director will not only manage intellectual property licensing, but also work closely with faculty, staff, and students on the full lifecycle of licensing-related activities. The positions will assess commercial applications of new technologies, identify and vet prospective partners, perform valuations/develop value proposition hypotheses, and implement strategies for the marketing of technologies.

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The Attending Veterinarian and Director of Laboratory Animal Resources holds a critical position to ensure excellent animal care and welfare in all aspects of the university’s programs. Virginia Tech has one of the most comprehensive programs in the nation, encompassing a wide variety of vertebrate species used in biomedical, agricultural, veterinary, wildlife and fish research and instruction at the Blacksburg and Roanoke campuses as well as seven Agriculture Research and Extension locations across Virginia.

The laboratory and agricultural animal space encompasses multiple sites comprising the College of Veterinary Medicine including: the Marion DuPont Scott Equine Medical Center in Leesburg, VA - ~58,000 sf and 150 acres; Laboratory Animal Resources - ~ 38,500 sf; decentralized/non-farm facilities - ~26,400 sf; and farm production units - ~170,000 sf and 1,600 acres. The Agricultural Research Extension Units, which include two beef, swine, sheep, horse, and fish facilities, have ~1,900 acres with associated farm buildings.

This position reports directly to the Vice President for Research and Innovation and is a member of the office’s senior leadership team.

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The Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation at Virginia Tech is seeking a transformational and inspirational leader with a breadth of experience in research administration to serve as the Associate Vice President (AVP) of Sponsored Programs. Providing strategic oversight and administrative support for all research and scholarly activity for Virginia Tech’s $520+ million research enterprise, the office supports nine academic colleges, eight university research institutes, and two affiliated corporations. As the university embarks on its next phase of strategic growth across its Blacksburg, Roanoke, and Northern Virginia locations, which includes the integration of a new medical school in 2018, the AVP will be joining at a pivotal period of time. As such, the AVP is key to the ambitious plans Virginia Tech is taking to be a leading land grant university that delivers innovative solutions to the most pressing global challenges.

Reporting to the Vice President for Research and Innovation, the AVP will work collaboratively across the research enterprise to develop, implement, and oversee a full-service, customer-focused, and fully-integrated sponsored programs office in support of a broad research portfolio. This is an outstanding opportunity for an established research administration leader with a successful track record of supporting cutting-edge research to step into place. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated success in both high-level strategic planning and day-to-day execution within a large, complex research intensive university, institute, or center. Working in concert with senior leaders, the AVP will ensure −through the implementation of effective processes and transparent, open communication− delivery of proactive, user-friendly customer service aimed at furthering research initiatives across the university, while ensuring that all compliance standards are fully maintained. In doing so, the AVP will provide strategic leadership in support of collaborative research initiatives while creating a working environment that rewards new ideas and innovation, builds collaborations, encourages and nurtures teamwork, and promotes diversity. S/he will have a thorough understanding of and commitment to best practices within research administration and compliance.

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The Director is responsible for the leadership and management of the Office of Export and Secure Research Compliance (OESRC), the functional administrative unit at Virginia Tech that is charged with oversight of university wide compliance with applicable industrial security, export controls, and regulated transactions with sanctioned individuals, entities, and countries.

The Director is designated an Empowered Official under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and provides leadership and management of the Export Control Office (ECO) within OESRC. As Facility Security Officer (FSO), the Director is responsible for compliance with the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM) and leadership and management of the Security Management Office (SMO) within OESRC.

This position is responsible for ensuring that classified information, controlled unclassified information (CUI), defense articles, defense services, or other export controlled software or technology are transferred in compliance with the various security, and export and sanctions regulations.

The Director reports to the Vice President for Research and Innovation.

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Lynn Byrd
Human Resources Project Manager
byrd@vt.edu
540-231-8233