Job Posting

1. Business Development Manager, Digital Technologies & Applications (The University of Ottawa, Innovation Support Services)

The application of digital technologies is experiencing exponential growth and the University of Ottawa is poised to contribute to the development of ground-breaking applications.  In order to facilitate the essential relationships with industry partners, we are seeking a dynamic team member to lead the charge.

The Business Development Manager facilitates the critical linkage between the research community at the University of Ottawa and our external partners (including technology-based businesses, funding agencies and related organizations). They will also set strategies to develop, protect and deploy the associated technologies through negotiated agreements, with a goal of creating positive economic and societal impacts based upon University-based technologies and discoveries.

If you are energetic, thrive on linking research to applications, can manage multiple projects and communicate well with all audiences, then you should be on our team.

The University has been recognized as one of the National Capital Region’s top employers in 2015.  The main campus, located in the heart of Ottawa’s downtown core, gives you access to a range of services and opportunities to facilitate work/life balance.

Essential Qualifications

  • A degree in science/engineering from a recognized university in an area of specific relevance to the position (electrical engineering, physics, computer science);
  • A second degree in business or law from a recognized university would be an asset;
  • Extensive knowledge of the public-sector (university) research environment and the ability to understand the processes that support the mobilization of research results into the private sector; this level of knowledge would normally be acquired through experience;
  • Knowledge of patenting processes and the variety of issues and decisions that arise throughout;
  • Knowledge of the various government programs, including funding, to support technology development and innovation;
  • Extensive experience creating technology development and application strategies relying upon market research, an effective relationship with academic investigators and past experience to best position a given technology to deliver both economic and social impacts;
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, prioritize and triage work based upon sound decision-making principles and organizational goals and objectives;
  • Strong software application skills, including but not limited to, MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, information retrieval; information and database
  • Excellent listening, oral presentation and writing
  • Highest level of ethics and integrity in professional matters; sensitivity for confidentiality and scrupulous commitment to the best interests of uOttawa and its
  • Bilingualism – English and French

To learn more about these exciting opportunities or to apply, visit the University of Ottawa website, uottawa.ca and view the ‘Jobs’ section.  You may also e-mail us at ISS@uottawa.ca should you require further information about this opportunity.


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