TTC Survey
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Technology Transfer Consultant Screening Survey 
The purpose of this survey is to learn more about the applicants for Technology Transfer Consultant across various dimensions. Please complete each question within the survey. 
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 have one hour to finish the survey. 
Contact jobs@fuentek.com with any questions. 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. 
 
Required 1.
Please enter the information indicated below.

First Name:
Last Name:
Email Address:
emailaddress@xyz.com
State/Province
(US/Canada):
Postal Code:
Phone::

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Are you a US Citizen?

Yes
No
To what extent do you have proficiency with the following tools:
 
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Microsoft Word

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Microsoft Excel

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Microsoft Powerpoint

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Firefox, Internet Explorer, Chrome

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USPTO (or comparable patent search engine)

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Check all the technologies to which you have access/own.
Windows PC
Macintosh
Microsoft Word
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft PowerPoint
Adobe Acrobat Reader
Web Browser
High-speed Broadband Internet Access
Dedicated home office phone number
Required 9.
Do you currently have a full-functioning home office space?
Yes
No
Please rate your proficiency in the following areas:
 
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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 information on a topic) 
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Organizational Skills
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Written Communication Skills
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Oral Communication Skills
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Presentation Skills
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Required 20.
How many years of total work experience do you have?
 

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Required 21.
How many years of technology transfer experience do you have?
 

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Required 22.
Please describe your technical writing proficiency, including examples of professional writing assignments?
 

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Required 23.
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?
 

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From the following list of technology categories, please identify your primary and secondary areas of expertise (combined technical and business):
 
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From the following list of technology categories, please identify your primary and secondary areas of expertise (combined technical and business):
 Primary Secondary N/A   
Aeronautics/Aerospace   
Agriculture   
Avionics   
Biotechnology   
Chemistry   
Computer Hardware   
Computer Software   
Communications   
Control Systems   
Data Processing/Analysis   
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From the following list of technology categories, please identify your primary and secondary areas of expertise (combined technical and business):
 Primary Secondary N/A   
Defense   
Electrical and Electronics   
Energy   
Environmental   
Factory Automation   
Food Science and Nutrition   
Genomics/Protenomics   
Image Processing   
Informatics   
Manufacturing Equipment   
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From the following list of technology categories, please identify your primary and secondary areas of expertise (combined technical and business):
 Primary Secondary N/A   
Materials   
Mechanical   
Medical Processes/Procedures   
Medical Devices/Equipment   
Medical Imaging   
Nanotechnology   
Pharmaceuticals   
Photonics   
Sensors and Components   
Telecom and Internet   
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From the following list of technology categories, please identify your primary and secondary areas of expertise (combined technical and business):
 Primary Secondary N/A   
Test and Measurement   
Transportation   
Veterinary   
Required 31.
What best describes your attitude toward technology in general?
I love it and all the promise that it holds
Most of it is really cool, but there is some that is just "technology for technology's sake"
Some of it is pretty neat, but there's generally too much of it
I don't really like technology and how fast it changes
Required 32.
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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Required 33.
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)
 
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What other possible uses do you see for this technology beyond the original application?
 

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Required 35.
How would you find possible licensees for this technology? What process would you follow? Please describe in detail.
 

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Required 36.
What other skills do you possess that you think we should be aware of in considering you as a technology management consultant? What knowledge/skills/abilities might set you apart from others?
 

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Required 37.
Why do you want this position? What should lead us to think that you will be likely to continue working with us for years to come?
 

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Required 38.
When would you be able to begin employment?
 

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Required 39.
How many hours would you be available (or would you prefer) to work per week?
0-5 hours per week
5-10 hours per week
10-20 hours per week
20-30 hours per week
Over 30 hours per week
Required 40.
If you currently consult, then what is your standard hourly rate? If you do not consult then enter NA below.
 

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Required 41.
If you are not a consultant/contractor, then what yearly salary equivalent did you receive in your last job? If you are a consultant/contractor, then you can enter NA below.
 

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What special questions do you need/want to have answered about the position in order to consider it further? Please number your questions (1,2,3) in the textbox below.
 

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Required 43.
What sentence best describes your impression of this online screening process?
Very cool and I definitely see its value
A little tedious, but I see its value
Irritating and I do not see its value
44.
Enter any closing comments you might have (about the position, your interest, this survey, etc.).
 

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