Job Summary


Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced persons for the following posts:


Business Development Officer (X1)


Duties And Responsibilities



Duties and Responsibilities

Grasping technical concepts quickly, and translating these into commercially viable proposals;
Preparing and recommending optimal deal structuring of potential spin-out companies and/or licence potential.
Identifying potential industry partners for specific technology commercialisation opportunities;
Engaging in technology licensing and new venture formation processes, in particular structuring, negotiating, and closing deals;
Identifying and engaging suitable commercial contributing partners and investors;
Engaging in the structuring, negotiation, and closing of licensing deals and new venture formation;
Mentorship on entrepreneurship/start-ups or spin-off culture.
Carry out any other duties as assigned by the Business Development Manager

Qualifications And Experience


Qualifications and Experience

A Bachelors degree in Science, Engineering and Technology or related discipline.
Master’s degree in Business Administration or related postgraduate qualification.
At least three (3) years of working experience in a research and development environment.
The candidate must possess good leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills at all levels within and outside the University.

How To Apply



Applicants must submit copies of applications with the following: Application letter, certified copies of certificates, and Curriculum Vitae giving full details of names, place, and date of birth, experience, present salary, date of availability, contact telephone number (s), and names and email addresses of three referees to:

The Deputy Registrar (Human Resources)

Midlands State University

Application documents must be in a single scan pdf format. The closing date for applications is Friday, 11 March 2022.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates shall be communicated to.

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