Licensing Position, Georgia Tech

This position offers an unusual opportunity as the title is flexible based on the ideal candidate’s experience, from licensing associate to associate director of licensing. It’s truly a design your own career at one of the finest research institutions out there.


Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech is a public university, that has been ranked by U.S. News and World Report among the country’s very best, every year, for nearly two decades. With diverse top-notch faculty and researchers dedicated to solving complex problems, Georgia Tech is at the forefront of some of the most interesting interdisciplinary research occurring today.

The Georgia Tech Research Corporation (GTRC) embodies Georgia Tech’s founding spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship in engineering, science, and technology. By serving as the contracting entity for all sponsored research activities at Georgia Tech, we help our researchers’ discoveries drive global competitiveness across Georgia, the nation, and the world.


The Licensing Position

Again, this position is largely incumbent on the degree of experience the candidate brings. The position manages a portion of the University’s intellectual property portfolio in order to successfully transfer it to industry or government for commercialization.  This position handles highly complex license agreements and a large portfolio of IP for this collaborative research-based University.

Candidates should be creative thinkers with a flexibility of thought and style to maximize benefit to University stakeholders. Exceeding stakeholder expectations and cultivating a collaborative environment of exchange are essential to success in this role.

Minimum Qualifications:

In order to excel in this position, candidates must have:

  • a life, physical sciences or engineering background, bachelor degree with equivalent experience required; experience in commercializing IT, software and/or engineering research; CLP, RTTP or equivalent and/or be a Registered Patent Agent (helpful). advanced degree preferred. Chemistry, biomedical engineering or biology degree preferred.
  • 3 years experience in university technology transfer or management of industry partnerships. At least 3 years of technology evaluation and licensing experience.
  • Demonstrated experience drafting and negotiating agreements for licensing and transfer of materials with understanding and experience of marketing technologies developed within an organization.
  • ability to work with diverse faculty and students in the early evaluation of technologies, with a working knowledge of intellectual property law, contract law and agreement drafting.
  • excellent analytical and communication skills, including the ability to present written or oral materials in a concise and professional manner.
  • independent judgment and initiative are essential.

Read more about the position and qualifications in the Georgia Tech Licensing announcement.


Location: Atlanta

This amazing position is located in the cosmopolitan town of Atlanta. It’s a city of big business and corporate headquarters, movie production, top universities, a thriving culture and arts scene, a culinary adventure, and that’s only the beginning. It’s rich with history and opportunity and home to America’s busiest airport, with more direct flights meaning you can get where you want to go faster.

Learn more about this hot town in the Georgia Tech Licensing announcement.




Confidential review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates should send resume, deal sheet and salary expectations to:

Lisa Rooney

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