The Knoxville office of UTRF is seeking aTechnology Manager/Assistant Technology Manager with a background in life science, chemical sciences, or physical sciences to manage the commercialization of early stage discoveries. Reporting to the Vice President of UTRF, the Technology Manager will be involved in all aspects of the technology transfer process. Specifically, the Technology Manager will be responsible for:
Building relationships with researcher to identify new intellectual property.
Performing comprehensive and strategic evaluations of technologies, including determinations of patentability, commercial potential, and path-to-market.
Managing patent preparation and prosecution. This includes selection of external patent counsel, working with the researchers, patent coordinator to file applications prior to publication dates, and overseeing ongoing prosecution.
Developing and deploying an effective marketing strategy to attract industry partners.
Negotiating commercialization agreements.
Overseeing active licenses to ensure licensee compliance.
Promoting and supporting faculty and student entrepreneurship.
The Technology Manager will support a culture of engagement and belonging by treating others with dignity and respect at all times and by exhibiting conduct that reflects a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The successful candidate will respectfully communicate and cooperate with all employees and will complete all required diversity awareness training to enhance knowledge and eradicate racism in the workplace.
Internal Number: 215127
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