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University of Utah Technology Licensing Manager in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 01/12/2021

Requisition Number PRN25096B

Job Title Technology Licensing Manager

Working Title Technology Licensing Manager

Job Grade H

FLSA Code Administrative

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

VP Area President

Department 00642 - PIVOT Center

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 75900 to 148100

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

A Technology Manager’s role at Partners for Innovation, Ventures, Outreach and Technology Center ( PIVOT ) at the University of Utah is to develop deep relationships with University faculty to promote innovation that has strong commercial potential with the ultimate goal of monetizing these innovations through licensing transactions, which generate downstream revenue through a variety of contractual obligations. The majority of their time will be spent meeting with inventors and developing relationships with potential licensees.

Education of PIVOT’s mission is a core theme of faculty interactions, the intent of which is to produce higher quality curated invention disclosures across all university colleges, institutes and departments. Based on their significant domain expertise and industry relationships, Technology Managers also provide awareness to faculty of technology solutions that are most valued by global markets in order to inform their research efforts.


A Technology Manager in this position will be responsible for managing a diagnostics portfolio through:

•Developing deep relationships with faculty and actively engaging them in the commercialization process

•Using the ability to quickly understand new technologies at the level necessary to manage them through the evaluation, marketing and licensing processes

•Evaluating invention disclosures for their commercial potential using reports generated by a third party

•Working with faculty, the IP manager and outside IP counsel on patent, copyright and trademark decisions

•Coordinating with New Ventures on interactions of EIR’s, XIR’s and SME’s with faculty to better understand the prospects of their technologies. Using this information to educate inventors on the factors under consideration by PIVOT in making decisions on continuing with commercialization efforts.

•Working with Corporate Engagement in engaging industry partners about both specific technologies and collaboration with companies in their research areas to establish broader relationships

•Helping faculty understand decision-making information collected, including third-party technology assessments, third-party marketing information and industry feedback. Using this process to facilitate communication with the inventors on our process in reaching commercialization decisions.

•Negotiating licensing deals with industry

•Communicating across all the internal functional groups, such as finance, agreement compliance and intellectual property management, as needed to ensure smooth operations across the office

•From time-to-time, representing the university at industry conferences that are relevant to technology transfer activities

This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a Life Science, Physical Science, Engineering, Computer Science, or a related field required with advanced degree preferred. Five years full-time experience in industry, marketing or business development; and demonstrated effective communication and human relation skills required.

Entrepreneurial, communication and interpersonal skills are critical for success in this position.

Work experience in an industrial field specific to area of assignment (Pharma, Biomedical/Biotechnology, Diagnostics, Physical Sciences, or Computer Industry) is strongly preferred.

Previous university administrative or research experience, or familiarity with the university environment preferred. Work experience in a university or industry technology transfer office preferred.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


An ideal Technology Manager candidate will:

•Have a minimum of 2 years of experience in the technology transfer field

•Have a minimum of 2 years of business development experience in a life science-related company

•Have a Bachelor’s degree in a life science field with advanced degree preferred

•Have excellent analytical skills and the ability to present written and oral materials in a professional manner

•Have a strong orientation toward customer service

•Be self-motivated and require minimal supervision

•Have entrepreneurial, communications and interpersonal skills

•Be a team player

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.