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Entrepreneur in Residence

Position Information

Position Information

Date Posted 04/20/2017
Working Title Entrepreneur in Residence
Job Classification Administrator IV
Department Name 10024-Office of Technology Management
Job Type Staff
Position Number 0134924
Hiring Range TBD based on qualifications
Position Description

This senior level position is responsible for developing and implementing best practices in fostering the development and launch of companies based on innovations generated from University faculty. The incumbent will work with faculty, staff and students to assess business potential of University innovations and advance these opportunities down the path for commercial development if warranted. The Entrepreneur-in-Residence will be responsible for working with entrepreneurs, regional economic development organizations, early stage venture capitalists, companies and others to advance these innovations toward eventually being spun-out of the University. Duties include evaluating inventions for marketability, developing and executing commercialization strategies for inventions, identifying management teams, seeking early-stage investors, participating in company formation decisions, implementing spin-off strategies, and following up and monitoring of licensee performance. This individual will also help the enterprise development function in enhancing its programs and processes in advancing Pitt innovations to the marketplace.

Education Required Baccalaureate
Minimum Related Experience Level Required 5-6 years experience
Additional Education and/or Experience Essential to the Position

BS, advanced degree preferred, in a scientific or engineering field; MBA preferred. Supervisory experience is desired. Over 5 years business, economic development and fund-raising experience in the early-stage setting. Must have ability to formulate company formation strategies and exhibit entrepreneurial and exceptional interpersonal skills. General knowledge about patent and copyright process as it relates to early-stage technical inventions is required. Strong oral and written communication skills and the ability to work on multiple, complex transactions are essential.

Required Licenses/Certifications
Child Protection Clearances

The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.

Assignment Category Regular, Full-Time
Percent Effort 100
Scheduled Work Hours 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
If Varied Work Schedule, Please Specify
If Part Time, Actual Standard Weekly Hours
Campus Pittsburgh
University Benefits

The University offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package for all full-time and part-time regular employees including:

• Education benefits and a retirement plan with employer match

• Group medical insurance, life insurance, and optional vision and dental insurance

• Free transit service within Allegheny County for employees of the Oakland campus (Port Authority Transit)

• Time off benefits including vacation, sick and personal time

For more information regarding the University’s benefits package, please visit

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a bachelor's degree or higher or will have completed one by the end of this current term?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * How did you hear of this position at the University of Pittsburgh?
    • Career Development Center (CDC)
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Commonwealth Workforce Development System (Formerly PA CareerLink)
    • Currently a University Employee
    • Pitt Career Services
    • Pittsburgh Post Gazette
    • Pittsburgh Technology Council
    • PittSource Search
    • Referral (Friend, University Employee, etc.), please specify below
    • Internet Search
    • Other: (Please specify below)
  3. Please specify from above (if applicable):

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents