University of Pittsburgh, Director of the Office of Technology Management

About the Position at University of Pittsburgh

The University of Pittsburgh has exclusively retained the Vortechs Group in the search for a Director of the Office of Technology Management, in coordination with the Founding Director of the Innovation Institute, will lead all aspects of the University’s technology transfer operations, including identifying, protecting, marketing and licensing its intellectual property assets, managing license compliance, and overseeing day-to-day operations of the Office, as well as liaising with other organizations across the University as a whole. Launched by the Office of the Provost in 2013, the Innovation Institute is the University’s hub for activities that promote and foster innovation and entrepreneurship on campus and throughout the Pittsburgh region.

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About Pitt

The University of Pittsburgh is a world-class research university, ranking among the Top 100 universities, according to the 2015 Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings.

In 2015, College Factual ranked Pitt as the best U.S. school to study for health professions, based on graduates’ earnings, strength of academic majors and the number and quality of other closely related majors on campus, program accreditations, and overall institutional quality.

Pitt ranks among the top two U.S. universities and No. 4 among universities worldwide in the 2013 edition of The Scientist’s “Best Places to Work in Academia” survey.  Calling Pitt “a world class research university” with an “unwavering commitment to excellence,” a Middle States Commission on Higher Education accreditation report in September 2012 reaccredited the University for a 10-year period, without qualification, the maximum permissible time for an extension of accreditation.


Get to Know Pittsburgh

Once a steel town, today it offers so much more. Pittsburgh’s affordable standard of living, top-notch health care facilities, and cultural attractions combine to make it America’s “Most Livable City.”

It’s a city undergoing a renaissance. Shedding its gray reputation for something much greener. Bike, walk or roller blade miles of riverfront trails and soak in fantastic urban views. Wrapped in rivers, intertwined with trails and packed with parks, it is a green and outdoor city in close contact with its surrounding countryside. Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens opened its Center for Sustainable Landscapes, one of the world’s first certified living buildings, a model of sustainability for architects, scientists, planners and anyone interested in living greener.

Come explore it for yourself.

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Confidential review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. If you are interested in this position please send your resume and deal sheet to Karin Warner at


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