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Director of Industrial Research

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Description:  Provide support for the mission of the Industrial Research Office by facilitating long-term relationships with industry, government, enhancing the potential for contract research and technology transfer.  Facilitate corporate interactions, visits and outreach; manage ongoing corporate relationships; develop leads, assess needs, and provide linkage to expertise and interact within the Research and Technology Transfer organization supporting proposal development, negotiations, and the marketing of licensable technology.

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  1. Tell us about your qualifications for the position of Associate Director in the Industrial Research Office.
    Emphasize the qualifications that meet the requirements for the position that you're applying for. As you know, the person that is most qualified is someone who has already performed the duties required of the job.  Tips on your interview opening.

  2. What unique skills or knowledges can you contribute to our university?

  3. Assume that I am a potential corporate partner.  Sell me on the benefits of the Industrial Research Office with 3 bullet points.

  4. What adjustments will you have to make in transitioning from the private sector to the public sector?

  5. Tell us about your experience in licensing.

  6. What experience have you had in developing a marketing strategy?

Follow-up:  Tell us about the most successful marketing campaign that you've developed.

  1. What strategies would you use in developing ongoing corporate relationships?

  2. Tell us about the most difficult negotiation that you've participated in. 

Follow-up:  What was your role? 

Follow-up:  How did you influence the success or failure of the negotiations?

  1. Do you have any questions?
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