Senior Licensing Manager, Physical Sciences
Posting Number: req17586
Department: Tech Launch Arizona
Location: Main Campus
Address: Tucson, AZ USA
The University of Arizona (UArizona) Tech Launch Arizona (TLA) is seeking a self-motivated, outgoing individual with a scientific degree and experience in technology transfer and demonstrated ability to work independently in a Senior Licensing Manager (LM) (Tech Transfer Pro III) position. This position will work primarily with faculty inventors in the Physical Sciences and reports to TLA's Director of Licensing & IP. TLA is the University of Arizona unit with the primary mission of ensuring greater cohesion among University researchers, the business community, and organizations supporting technology commercialization to significantly enhance the impact of UArizona research and creative endeavors. TLA represents a prioritization of the University's commitment to impact of research. The Physical Sciences LM, working directly with faculty, staff, and students will support and expand UArizona's significant portfolio of physical sciences intellectual property and increase the impact associated with the inventions and discoveries associated with the University's national reputation of research excellence.
As a place to live and work, Tucson has been ranked in the top 20 among America's Best Cities in the 2021 annual report by Resonance Consultancy, and was the first UNESCO City of Gastronomy designated in the U.S., joining the worldwide network of UNESCO Creative Cities. Federal regulations require that the incumbent be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident to be ITAR/EAR compliant.
*Tech Launch is also recruiting for a Licensing Manager, Physical Sciences (Tech Transfer Pro II) via req17588. Please note the minimum requirements when applying.
Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!
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Duties & Responsibilities
Duties & responsibilities:
the research activities within Physical Sciences Colleges (College of
Science, Engineering, and Optical Sciences) and the potential of that
research for intellectual property (IP) protection and impact through
streamline the technology commercialization process for inventors by
shepherding invention disclosures, CDAs, patent applications, marketing
collateral, term sheets, options, license agreements, and other
necessary elements in the technology transfer process.
the faculty, staff, and students with technology transfer in terms of
purpose, intellectual property, process, and value of commercialization
to the College, inventors, community, and Arizona.
- Foster relationships with faculty to make them aware of commercial potential for their research, both present and future.
independently to guide inventors through invention disclosures, NDAs,
conflict of interest considerations associated with startups, and other
interactions with TLA, including meaningful prior art searches and
with inventors to determine technology milestones, timelines for moving
technology into a commercial product and appropriate IP strategies, and
help to assess and prioritize inventions for TLA's Asset Development
- Work with TLA marketing and market research teams to identify potential licensees and contacts within those companies.
with researchers, TLA Intellectual Property Manager and team, and
outside patent counsel to manage patent prosecution and other protection
various agreements, including licenses or options for intellectual
property rights, and manage ongoing relationships with licensees.
- Participate in outreach events to promote TLA and commercialization opportunities.
Licensing Managers are expected to carry a larger caseload, perform
their duties with minimal supervision, and act as a mentor to newer
members of the licensing staff.
- Additional duties may be assigned.
Knowledge, skills, & abilities:
- Demonstrated ability to work independently in a Senior Licensing Manager (LM) position.
knowledge of intellectual property law, intellectual property
evaluation, and contracts, especially as pertains to a university
- Ability to work collaboratively with researchers or technical staff in intellectual property matters.
- Strong business ethics and service orientation.
- Superior communication skills, both oral and written.
- Multi-faceted negotiation skills with the ability to express complex ideas and positions clearly and succinctly.
to establish and maintain effective working relationships with
management, peers, academics, and other professionals, including
external agencies, with varied interests and perspectives.
- Ability to be self-motivated and outgoing.
degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through professional level
experience required, with major studies in the physical sciences field or
other science related field.
- Minimum of 5
years of relevant work experience is required in technology transfer,
technology licensing, business development, contract negotiation, or
commercial assessment experience, including the development, preparation,
review, or execution of contracts in physical sciences or other science
related domains required.
regulations require that the incumbent be a U.S. citizen or legal
permanent resident to be ITAR/EAR compliant.
- Master's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through professional level experience in the physical sciences or other scientific related field.
- Over 5 years of relevant work experience in technology licensing, business development, contract negotiation, or commercial assessment experience, including the development, preparation, review, or execution of a wide range of business contracts in physical sciences or other science related domain.
- Experience working with researchers, creators, or technical staff in IP matters in related domains in a university or comparable setting.
- Experience as a team player who seeks, and uses effectively, instruction and advice from professional colleagues.
- Experience working with intellectual property, specifically patents.
Full Time/Part Time: Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40
Job FTE: 1.0
Work Calendar: Fiscal
Job Category: University Advancement
Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits
Rate of Pay: DOE
Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)
Career Stream and Level
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)
Number of Vacancies: 1
Contact Information for Candidates
Open Until Filled: Yes
Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter
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