Business Development Specialist - Engineering and Mineral Resources
West Virginia University
June 13, 2018
Morgantown, West Virginia
Business Development Specialist - Engineering and Mineral Resources 09050
The Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources is seeking applications for a Business Development Specialist. This position will be responsible for developing research opportunities through:
Securing government and industry funded grants, contracts, projects, and other opportunities.
Participating in workshops, meetings and conferences organized by industry, federal and state agencies to represent the Statler college center directors and faculty with the purpose of program initiation, and presenting college research and development capabilities.
Representing principal investigators (PI's) in conducting and establishing initial communication with Program Directors at NSF, DOE, and other federal funding agencies as well industry counterparts.
Actively initiating and building relationships with industrial partner national laboratories and other universities with the goal of seeking and creating funding opportunities.
Working with faculty, center directors and others to manage proposal activity including developing framework/team building strategies.
A considerable amount of travel is required.
Length of Assignment - Two (2) years with the possibility of extention.
Bachelor's degree with at least seven (7) years of industry experience or a Master's degree with at least five (5) years of industry experience in areas closely related to chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, material science and engineering, or civil engineering
Knowledge of the nature of business development and industry-university partnerships in academic settings and/or national lab environments
Excellent oral, written communication and interpersonal skills
Ability to collaborate with multiple parties from within and outside the University
Excellent negotiation and persuasion skills which includes being tactful and diplomatic at all times
Strong research and strategy analysis
Good computer skills
Ability to travel
Three (3) professional references
Valid driver's license
About WVU At West Virginia University, we pride ourselves on a tireless endeavor for achievement. We are home to some of the most passionate, innovative minds in the country who push their limits for the sake of progress, constantly moving the world forward. Our students, faculty and staff make this institution one of the best out there, and we are proud to stand as one voice, one university, one WVU. Find out more about your opportunities as a Mountaineer at http://hr.wvu.edu/.
West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff and students, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and veterans.
Job Posting: Jun 11, 2018
Posting Classification: Non-Classified
Exemption Status: Exempt
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Internal Number: 141840
About West Virginia University
West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a public, land-grant institution. WVU encourages scholarship and offers high-quality academic programs while serving the state of West Virginia and the nation. WVU statewide includes campuses in Beckley, Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg and Morgantown – which has been ranked as a #1 Small City in America. WVU is an R1 Doctoral Research University (Highest Research Activity), one of only 115 nationwide. WVU offers 212 degrees throughout the 14 colleges and schools. Areas of specialty include STEM education, healthcare in Appalachia, shale gas utilization, radio astronomy and forensics. WVU researchers have helped confirm the existence of gravitational waves and uncovered diesel vehicle emissions discrepancies. Statewide, there are over 31,000 graduate and undergraduate students along with 190,000 alumni worldwide. WVU is reinventing West Virginia’s future by strengthening education, healthcare and broad-based prosperity.