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Experts are needed with the following qualifications for the Technology Transfer Office of AGU (Abdullah Gül University). Candidates are requested to e-mail their resumes & motivation letters to tto@agu.edu.tr with the information for which position(s) is (are) the application for. The applications will be evaluated for the current and possible upcoming open positions.

(TTO Expert – 01)

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Baccalaureate degree (preferably in engineering)

  • Experience with preparing applications for National Grant Programs (TÜBİTAK's ARDEB and TEYDEB, Ministry of Development, Development Agency, etc.)

  • Experience with International Grant Projects (IPA, HORIZON 2020, Eureka, Erasmus +, UN, World Bank, etc.)

  • Adequate experience to develop, write and coordinate projects within the framework of national and international R&D grants

  • Experience with project management

  • Proficiency in spoken and written English (Verification required)

  • Excellent command of MS Office tools;

  • Working harmoniously and effectively in a team environment;

  • Planning and coordination skills

  • Fulfillment of military service obligations (for male candidates)

JOB DESCRIPTION: TTO Specialist - 01

  • Following calls about funding/cooperation published by relevant institutions and taking necessary actions;

  • Helping in preparation of project applications for national and international grant programs, i.e. assistance for developing, writing, managing, presenting, submitting the projects;

  • Helping with pre-assessment of project proposals;

  • Carrying out procedures of institutional project applications, like budget preparation and applications follow-up;

  • Following financial rules and regulations of funding institutions, contacting them to ensure up-to-date information flow and report the follow-up;

  • Consultancy and process management support for R&D projects of current collaborators/partners

  • Archiving all projects which have been applied for and their status (accepted, on-going, finished, etc.);

  • Informing researchers/collaborators about the relevant upcoming grant programs;

  • Organizing information seminars regarding grant programs for AGU members and other collaborators;

  • Carrying out project documentation, presentation, reporting and assistance for on-going projects;

(TTO Expert – 02)

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Baccalaureate degree (preferably in engineering)

  • Experience with writing and managing national-international projects (TÜBİTAK's TEYDEB and ARDEB, SANTEZ, İSTKA, EU, etc.);

  • Minimum 2-year experience in developing University-Industry Cooperation (UIC) projects;

  • Open to self-improvement regarding Intellectual Property Rights;

  • Proficiency in spoken and written English (Verification required);

  • Excellent command of MS Office tools;

  • Working harmoniously and effectively in a team environment;

  • Planning and coordination skills;

  • Fulfillment of military service obligations (for male candidates)

JOB DESCRIPTION

  • Key responsibilities of a Technology Transfer Expert at University-Industry Cooperation (UIC) are supporting UIC project development and ensuring continuous cooperation of firms/collaborators/partners and the Technology Transfer Office.

  • Informing researchers (AGU members and collaborators) about possible project funds and guiding them during application (project proposal, budget, etc.);

  • Supporting researchers (AGU members and collaborators) activities with regard to UIC projects;

  • Carrying out contract preparation procedure and providing all forms and information including intellectual property matters, if necessary;

  • Expanding the TTO and company/partner ecosystem; transferring the university's competencies to business circles and the latter's needs to academics;

  • Giving seminars about research activities and possible UIC funds.

(TTO Expert – 03)

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Baccalaureate degree (preferably in engineering / economics / administrative sciences)

  • Minimum 2-year experience in business development, process/market analysis, process development, investment presentations;

  • A comprehension on entrepreneurship and innovativeness;

  • Preferably had training/being awarded on entrepreneurship, with a well-awareness of entrepreneurship ecosystem;

  • Experienced/well-informed on product positioning strategies, intellectual and industrial property rights and commercialization;

  • Capable of following various national and international project and business opportunities, experienced in tenders/purchasing, and contract management;

  • Proficiency in spoken and written English (Verification required)

  • Excellent command of MS Office tools;

  • Working harmoniously and effectively in a team environment;

  • Planning and coordination skills

  • Fulfillment of military service obligations (for male candidates)

JOB DESCRIPTION

  • Developing processes for selected leading companies to have a place in the techno-infrastructure (e.g. technocity, technopark);

  • Informing companies and entrepreneurs wishing to be a part of the techno-infrasturcture about its structure, application process, related legislation, available services and carrying out relevant procedures

  • Developing programs to help the techno-infrasturcture companies for internationalization (i.e. gaining international reputation, establishment of international collaborations);

  • Formation of bases/platforms for clustering activities, coordinating existing clustering activities, managing processes of establishing national and international offices and centers for collaboration;

  • Creating new project/business opportunities by contacting business development managers and specialists of SMEs through networks, particularly through the clusters and business platforms;

  • Carrying out preincubation and incubation programs;

  • Following-up the training programs, mentorship and consultancy processes for entrepreneurs;

  • Analyzing current processes and proposing suggestions by managing process improvement projects;

  • Within the scope of commercialization service, managing the process of commercialization of intellectual property rights and technical knowledge with potential;

  • Carrying out product positioning activities;

  • Determining commercialization strategies, contacting potential investors.