The ideal rainmaker candidate would have these skills:

Materials Development & Testing experience

M.S. / Ph.D. in technical field (Mechnical Engr, Engr Mechanics, AE, Chem. Engr, Mtrl Sci)

Experience writing and winning composite research proposals

Track record of securing government funding in the DoD/Aerospace area

Ongoing relationships with DoD funding decision makers

Well-known in field – conference attendance and presentations

DoD Prime Contractor (i.e. Boeing, Lockheed, Raytheon, General Dynamics, etc.) industry experience

Defense/Aerospace experience (sub-tier contractor)

DoD/Gov Lab Experience Project Management Experience (WPAFB or similar)

Business development experience

SBIR Experience

Technical Experience

Project budget management experience

Commercialization Experience

Personnel Management Experience

Good Interpersonal Skills

Leadership ability

Citizen or US Person (MANDATORY)