Technology Transfer Consultant Job Application


The purpose of this application is to learn more about the applicant across various dimensions. We understand that your resume and/or cover letter may cover some of these topics; however, we still request that you complete each question.


You will be notified within the coming weeks regarding whether or not you will be considered further for the position. Applicants who are an appropriate match for open positions will receive more information about our consulting opportunities. 


Thank you for your interest in career opportunities with Fuentek. 


* First Name
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* Last Name
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* Email Address
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* State/Province (US/Canada)
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* Postal Code
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* Phone
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* Are you a US Citizen?

To what extent do you have proficiency with the following tools:

* Microsoft Word
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* Microsoft Excel
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High
* Microsoft PowerPoint
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High
* Shared drives (OneDrive, Dropbox, Box, SharePoint)
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* Patent search engines (e.g., PatSnap, WIPO, USPTO)
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High
* Do you currently have a full-functioning home office space?
* Check all the technologies to which you have access/own:

Please rate your proficiency in the following areas:

* Technology Commercialization
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* Interview Skills
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* Market Research
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* Investigating and Understanding Technology Needs
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* Marketing/Business Development
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* Internet Research (assigned task to find credible information on a topic)
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* Project Management Skills
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High
* Written Communication Skills
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* Oral Communication Skills
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* Presentation Skills
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* How many years of total work experience do you have?
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* How many years of technology transfer/commercialization experience do you have?
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* Please describe your technical writing proficiency, including a brief description of your typical professional writing assignments?
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* Do you have experience working in a virtual office (i.e. working from home; remote from your supervisor and client)? If so, describe your opinion of it. If not, describe what you see as its advantages and disadvantages.
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* List your undergraduate degree(s) and corresponding institution(s) [e.g. BS in electrical engineering from North Carolina State University].
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If applicable, list your graduate degree(s) and corresponding institution(s) [e.g. MS in physics from MIT, MBA from Harvard, etc.]
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* In terms of technology expertise, do you consider yourself an expert in one narrowly defined field, or are you more broadly familiar across a range of technologies? How comfortable would you be assessing a technology outside of your technical degree?
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From the following list of technology categories, please rate your level of expertise (combined technical and business):

* Aeronautics/Aerospace
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High
* Agriculture
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High
* Avionics
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High
* Biotechnology
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High
* Chemistry
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High
* Computer Hardware
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High
* Computer Software
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High
* Communications
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High
* Control Systems
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High
* Data Processing/Analysis
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High
* Defense
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High
* Electrical and Electronics
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High
* Energy
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High
* Environmental
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High
* Factory Automation
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High
* Food Science and Nutrition
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High
* Genomics/Proteomics
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High
* Image Processing
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High
* Informatics
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High
* Manufacturing Equipment
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High
* Materials
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High
* Mechanical
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High
* Medical Processes/Procedures
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High
* Medical Devices/Equipment
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High
* Medical Imaging
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High
* Nanotechnology
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High
* Pharmaceuticals
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High
* Photonics
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High
* Sensors and Components
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High
* Telecom and Internet
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High
* Test and Measurement
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High
* Transportation
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High
* Veterinary
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High
* Describe a situation where you worked successfully with a difficult client, manager, or colleague with whom you did not get along.
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* Do you prefer to work independently or as part of a team? Why?
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Choose one of the following three technologies below to drive your answers to the two questions that follow:


TECHNOLOGY A 

A method of forming a material includes the steps of: vibrating a molten material at an ultrasonic frequency while cooling the material to a semi-solid state to form non-dendritic grains therein; forming the semi-solid material into a desired shape; and cooling the material to a solid state. The method makes semi-solid castings directly from molten materials (usually a metal), produces grain usually in the range of smaller than 50 micrometers, and can be easily retrofitted into existing conventional forming machine. (US Patent 7216690)


TECHNOLOGY B 

The systems, methods and apparatus of the present invention comprise noninvasive methods of measuring temperature changes and rates of temperature change in selected body tissues and fluids as a result of absorption and/or dissipation of externally applied heat for the purpose of detecting and monitoring disease or dysfunction, and for preparing diagnostic images of the tissues and related areas from such measurements. Some embodiments of the present invention monitor temperatures of heated tissues directly while other embodiments may measure temperatures of tissues which are heated through flow of heated fluid therethrough. (US Patent 7217245)


TECHNOLOGY C

A software architecture has been developed that is simple to use and maintain as well as flexible enough to be useful in a wide variety of applications and domains. The architecture's strength is its capability to configure itself based on XML descriptions. There are descriptions to tell the framework which application components to plug in, what the Graphical User Interface (GUI) should look like, what devices to connect to and how to communicate with them, what algorithms to include in the application, and what interface to present to other peers. The core architecture is highly extensible, fully scriptable, component oriented, multithreaded, and distributed. It is implemented as a loosely coupled collection of named components, which are instantiated and configured at runtime either programmatically and/or by XML specification. These components can communicate and interoperate by exchanging abstract messages containing commands, responses, data, and metadata over a common event-based message bus. The Instrument Markup Language (IML) was developed as a means to describe an instrument or device. IML is a vocabulary of XML dating back before XML became a W3C standard and has gone through much iteration over the years based on lessons learned. The attributes of a device that can be described by IML include: command sets and command formats, data streams, communication mechanisms, and state models. (NASA IRC Technology)

* Which technology did you choose?
* What other possible uses do you see for this technology beyond the original application?
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* How would you find possible licensees for this technology? What process would you follow?
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* How do you manage your time and workload to ensure all projects are completed in a timely fashion?
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If you have people or project management experience, please describe it and how you think you can use that capability as a consultant.
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* What other skills do you possess that you think we should be aware of in considering you as a technology transfer consultant? What knowledge/skills/abilities might set you apart from others?
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* Why does this position appeal to you? How do you see it fitting in with other parts of your life (e.g., school, other work, or personal obligations)?
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* When would you be able to begin employment?
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* Consulting with Fuentek is typically a part-time job and the amount of work can vary significantly from week to week. On average, how many hours would you be available (or would you prefer) to work per week?
* If you currently consult, what is your standard hourly rate? If you are not, what is/was your yearly salary equivalent in your current/last job?
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* What hourly compensation are you expecting as a Fuentek consultant?
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* What questions do you have about this position or Fuentek?
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* How did you hear about us? Also enter any closing comments you might have (about the position, your interest, this process, etc.).
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Please email your resume to jobs@fuentek.com. Thank you for your interest in Fuentek.