Associate Technology Manager/Technology Manager/Senior Technology Manager - OTM Chicago

Champaign, IL
Sep 14, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Category: Academic Professional Academic Professional
Location: Chicago


University of Illinois

Office of Technology Management

Technology Manager/ Associate Technology Manager/ Senior Technology Manager

Chicago Campus

The Office of Technology Management (OTM) at the University of Illinois in Chicago is seeking a highly motivated professional to serve as a Senior Technology Manager, Technology Manager, or Associate Technology Manager. These positions are responsible for evaluating and managing invention disclosures, developing licensing strategies, conducting outreach to industry and other individuals to successfully commercialize University owned intellectual property, and negotiation of license agreement terms. Responsibilities also include maintaining a close working relationship with other OTM and campus staff to fulfill the obligations of federal compliance, IP protection, and related needs.

Candidates should have a deep understanding of early-stage technology evaluation and marketing needs, IP strategy, and the ability to develop and maintain productive relationships with faculty inventors and corporate representatives to build a pipeline of disclosures and business development opportunities. In particular, the Office is seeking qualified candidates with experience with early-stage biomedical technology commercialization, including therapeutics, diagnostics, and devices.

  • Develop and manage strong relationships with faculty inventors and prospective inventors.

  • Provide specialized advice and counsel on technology commercialization including disclosing inventions, screening and evaluation, intellectual property, licensing, etc.

  • Perform licensing responsibilities, including: evaluate and screen disclosures; identify and qualify licensees; assist with marketing strategies and plans; draft business terms for license agreements; negotiate and execute license agreements; and management of portfolio of technologies including highly complex technologies and issues.

  • Perform marketing responsibilities, including: independent development of and execution of marketing strategies and plans; build and manage strong industry relationships; and promote technology associated sponsored research relationships

  • Develop and deliver an annual Action Plan to maintain effective relationships with inventors to enhance the disclosure pipeline and with licensees for marketing of technologies.

  • Develop an annual Professional Development & Improvement Plan.

  • Train and mentor Associate Technology Managers and other support staff as needed.

  • Qualifications:

    Candidates must possess a bachelor's degree in related field; master's or professional degree strongly preferred (professional experience and accomplishments may be considered in lieu of the advanced degree preference). Other required qualifications include: minimum three (3) year's relevant professional experience in business, academic, or government, including the licensing of technologies; technical background in a research area aligned with the technology portfolio; licensing and technology marketing or related experience may be considered in lieu of advanced degree requirement and technical requirement; ability to work independently and in a team situation in a highly complex and business-like setting; demonstrated exceptional oral and written communication skills including the ability to manage confidential information; demonstrated exceptional interpersonal skills; good decision-making and negotiating skills; strong working knowledge of intellectual property law and industry-standard licenses, including royalty rates and license structures; ability to relate to and work with support staff, pre-professional staff and student interns; ability to maintain strong relationships with faculty inventors and prospective inventors; and ability to develop and maintain strong industry client relationships.

    This is a full-time 12-month Academic Professional, benefits eligible position. For full consideration, candidates must apply to and submit a letter of application, resume, and names/addresses/phone numbers of three professional references by October 4, 2017 at

    The University of Illinois conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

    University of Illinois

    HR Service Center

    809 S. Marshfield Ave M/C 078

    Chicago, IL 60612

    Phone: (312) 996-5130

    Fax: (312) 996-6005

    The University of Illinois is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer dedicated to building a community of excellence, equity and diversity. University Administration welcomes applications from women, underrepresented minorities, persons with disabilities, sexual minority groups and other candidates who will lead and contribute to the diversification and enrichment of ideas and perspectives.

    Close Date: 10/04/2017


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