Senior Licensing Manager, Colorado State University Ventures

Take your tech transfer career to the next level at Colorado State University Ventures (CSUV). This senior licensing manager opportunity allows the right candidate to play a critical role in this matchmaking organization that brings the private sector and academia together for mutually beneficial collaboration. By identifying partners who share values and interests, their collaborations often span many years with success on multiple levels – from intellectual contribution to unique services that are part of the university infrastructure. CSU also offers state-of-the-art incubator facilities for early-stage partners and several core research areas that are poised to impact the global marketplace.

The Senior Licensing Manager Opportunity

The Senior Licensing Manager (SLM) is responsible for identifying technologies with commercial applications, evaluating the commercial potential of technologies, identifying potential licensees, preparing non-confidential technical information for marketing purposes, developing and
implementing specific marketing strategies for each technology, and drafting and negotiating mid- to large-sized license agreements and other types of agreements including material transfer, collaboration, and nondisclosure agreements. Responsible for performing negotiations related to Intellectual Property (IP), as well as demonstrating valuation and IP business development. The IP portfolio may be in the fields of:

  • chemistry
  • engineering software
  • software
  • life sciences
  • medical devices
  • drug development
  • veterinary medicine
  • agriculture

The SLM is also responsible for the mentoring and support of licensing analysts, licensing managers, and student interns.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Two to five years’ experience in technology commercialization, licensing, business development or intellectual property management.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in a scientific field, such as engineering, chemistry, biology, animal science or plant science; advanced degree such as MS, MBA, JD or Ph.D. in a scientific field preferred.
  • Knowledge of science, business principles, laws and regulation that relate to the patenting, licensing and commercialization of inventions.

Read more about the position in the CSUV Senior Licensing Manager Position Specification 

Fort Collins, Colorado

This position is located in beautiful Fort Collins, Colorado. Rated the number 3 “College Town to Live in Forever” by CollegeRanker, Fort Collins is home to fabulous recreational opportunities, diverse cultural attractions, a vibrant nightlife scene and family fun. Located in northern Colorado, Fort Collins is home to Colorado State University and an outstanding public school system. Throughout the year, live music and entertainment, as well as great local dining, can be found throughout the historic downtown area. Fort Collins offers the convenience of a small town with all the amenities of a larger city. Fort Collins stands out nationally as one of the best places to have a business and career; and one of the best places to live and launch a business. Learn more about this fantastic place to call home in the CSUV Senior Licensing Manager Position Specification.


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

Lisa Rooney

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