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Technology Manager / Assistant Technology Manager, UT Research Foundation
University of Tennessee in Memphis, Tennessee
Date Posted 03/11/2022
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

Technology Manager / Assistant Technology Manager, UT Research Foundation  - 22000000JT 



Technology Manager/ Assistant Technology Manager, UT Research Foundation (depending upon experience)
Located at University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, TN
Market Range 14

The University of Tennessee Research Foundation is the technology transfer organization for the University of Tennessee. Through offices in Knoxville and Memphis, UTRF manages the commercialization of inventions and discoveries developed across the UT system. UTRF’s technology transfer objective is to identify and protect UT intellectual property that represents potential products and services, and to find private sector partners to bring those new products and services to market. UTRF also uses its status as an independent non-profit corporation to support special projects that help the University of Tennessee fulfill its research and economic development missions.

University of Tennessee Research Foundation (on the campus of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, TN)

The Memphis office of UTRF is seeking a Technology Manager/Assistant Technology Manager with a background in life science or chemistry to manage the commercialization of early stage discoveries. Reporting to the Vice President, 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 research groups across campus to identify new intellectual property.
  • Performing comprehensive evaluations of inventions, 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 inventors to file applications prior to publication dates, and overseeing ongoing prosecution.
  • Developing and deploying marketing campaigns to attract licensees.
  • Negotiating commercialization agreements. This includes preparing and exchanging term sheets, contract drafting (from UTRF templates), and direct negotiation with prospective licensees.
  • Overseeing active licenses to ensure licensee compliance.
  • Promoting and supporting faculty and student entrepreneurship.

Position level will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.





This position is ideal for the following candidates:

  • Postdoctoral scientists seeking a technology transfer career
  • Attorneys with a technical background
  • Pharmaceutical/biotech scientists
  • Experienced technology transfer professionals

The successful candidate must be a U.S. citizen or resident alien with a green card.

Education: Graduate degree in Chemistry, Biology, Biotechnology or a related field.

Experience: No previous technology transfer experience required. Academic research experience, including at least one publication required.
Job Skills: Outstanding written and oral communications skills. Ability to quickly understand unfamiliar research and technologies. Ability to read and understand technical literature. Ability to multi task.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience: Three years of experience in technology transfer and/or pharmaceutical/biotech industry experience.
Education: Terminal degree in life sciences or chemistry (PhD, MD, PharmD)

For full consideration candidates must submit resume, cover letter and references.


  Other Professional 
Primary Location
  Ut Research Foundation 
Campus/Institute  University Administration 
Job Posting
  Mar 9, 2022, 3:56:52 PM 

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