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Associate Technology Manager/Technology Manager/Senior Technology Manager

The University System Office seeks a Technology Manager. Technology Managers are licensing professionals that provide the highest quality licensing strategy, outreach to industry and others interested in commercializing University and jointly owned technology, negotiation of business terms, and license agreement development and execution. Technology Managers will have a deep understanding of the technology's developmental and marketing needs, the IP strategy, and will develop and maintain productive relationships with faculty inventors and corporate representatives to build a pipeline of disclosures and licenses.


  • Develop and manage strong relationships with student, post-doc and faculty inventors as well as prospective inventors with a focus in the physical sciences, including civil, mechanical, nuclear, electrical and computer engineering, bioengineering, and biomedical imaging.
  • Disseminate and promote the Unit's mission and information on provided services among colleges, departments, institutes, and other units on campus.
  • Provide general advice and counsel on technology commercialization including disclosing inventions, screening and evaluation, intellectual property, licensing and so forth.
  • Evaluate and screen disclosures; independently and collaboratively license technologies involving (a) identifying and qualifying licensees, including startup companies, (b) developing marketing strategies and plans, (c) drafting business terms for license agreements, (d) negotiating and executing routine and complex license agreements, material transfer agreements, and other standard agreements; manage executed agreements.
  • Manage a standard portfolio of technologies.
  • Independently and collaboratively develop and execute marketing strategies and plans; develop, maintain, and enhance industry relationships, promote technology associated sponsored research relationships.
  • Develop and deliver annual Action Plan to maintain effective relationships with inventors in order to grow the disclosure pipeline and with licensees in order to market technologies and develop the license pipeline.
  • Develop an annual Professional Development and Improvement Plan.
  • Actively plan and participate in conferences and seminars conducted by the University, Unit, or professional organizations.
  • Represent the Unit at a variety of meetings involving International, National, University, State and local government officials and Industry representatives.
  • Train and mentor Associate Technology Managers, Commercialization Analysts, and other support staff as needed.10. Lead, organize and serve on working groups to improve the Unit's processes.
  • When required, serve on search committees for open positions within the Unit.


Candidates must possess a Bachelor's degree in science, marketing, engineering, business or related field (Preferred: Master's or professional degree) with three years' relevant professional experience in business, academic, or government including licensing of technologies. Other required qualifications include: 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); strong working knowledge of intellectual property law and industry-standard licenses including royalty rates and license structures; ability to work independently and exercise good judgment and discretion; demonstrated teamwork skills in a highly complex business environment; demonstrated exceptional verbal and written communications skills; ability to manage confidential information; demonstrated exceptional interpersonal skills; good decision-making and negotiating skills; strong interpersonal skills to establish and maintain effective working relationships; ability to maintain strong relationships with faculty inventors and prospective inventors; ability to develop and maintain strong industry client relationships. Preferred: knowledge of IP management databases.

This is a full-time, 12-month Academic Professional position. For full consideration, candidates must apply and submit a letter of application, resume, and names/addresses/phone numbers of three professional references by July 22, 2021 at

The System Office conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer of employment. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act. The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit

System Human Resource Services
(217) 333-2600

The System Office is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer dedicated to building a community of excellence, equity and diversity. The System Offices welcome applications from women, underrepresented minorities, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual minority groups and other candidates who will lead and contribute to the diversification and enrichment of ideas and perspectives.

Close Date: 07/22/2021