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The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
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Assistant Technology Manager/ Associate Technology Manager/ Technology Manager, UT Research Foundation - UT System

Market Range 12-14

The University of Tennessee Research Foundation provides technology transfer for the University of Tennessee and assist the University of Tennessee in cultivating an environment inclusive of scientific and entrepreneurial excellence. Through offices in Knoxville and Memphis, UTRF connects UT's research community to industry and startups by strategically evaluating, protecting, and licensing technology.

The Knoxville office of UTRF is seeking an Assistant/Associate/Full Technology Manager with a background in STEM 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.
Position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Required Qualifications:

Due to export control restrictions the successful candidate must be a U.S. citizen or resident alien with a green card.


    Bachelor’s degree in STEM discipline plus 5 years of relevant professional experience, or a Master’s degree in STEM discipline or higher.Ability to work independently while managing multiple projects.Outstanding written and oral communication skills.Ability to quickly understand unfamiliar research and technologies.
Desired Qualifications:

    PhD in STEMMBA, JD, or Patent AgentFamiliarity with intellectual property law.Experience in STEM.2+ years of experience in intellectual property management and technology transferExperience working in/with technology startup(s) or business incubators.Familiarity with or experience in a university research environment and capacity to analyze complex research programs.
For full consideration submission must include cover letter, resume, and references.

Job: Other Professional
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-knoxville
Organization: Ut Research Foundation
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Aug 18, 2022, 10:26:18 AM


Working at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee is one of the nation’s oldest and most storied public universities. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee’s flagship land-grant institution includes the statewide Institute of Agriculture and the Space Institute in Tullahoma. The university embodies excellence in teaching, discovery, scholarship, research, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. Known as the Volunteers, we lead with a spirit of selflessness, empathy, and courage, and strive to be champions for diversity, equity, and inclusion

UT Knoxville is a Research 1 university with 11 academic colleges and more than 900 programs of study. With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, our academic programs are repeatedly ranked top in their class. The university co-manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the country’s most prominent national lab, driving innovation in advanced manufacturing and materials, national security, and more. We are closely connected with our communities through outreach and extension efforts across Tennessee and through partnerships with non-profits, corporations, and industries—regionally, nationally, and around the globe.

The city of Knoxville is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The modern, thriving community is surrounded by gorgeous lakes and hundreds of miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails. Situated along the banks of the Tennessee River, our beautiful features an eclectic music scene, internationally recognized festivals, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural activities. Knoxville is located within a day’s drive of Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people. The region houses many leading corporations and organizations, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pilot/Flying J, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Regal Cinemas, along with HGTV, Food Network, and other networks owned by Discovery Inc.

As a member of the UT family, you will be surrounded by top-notch faculty, staff, and students from around the world. You will be part of a diverse campus community that is passionate about changing the world and cheering for the Vols on game day.

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