Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation: Licensing Manager, Pharmaceuticals

The Vortechs Groups has been exclusively retained by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) in its search for a licensing manager of pharmaceuticals.

The Licensing Manager must have an extensive proven and documented record of pharmaceutical licensing experience. WARF maintains the highest of reputations and expects the incumbent to take a proactive approach to marketing technologies.
Maintaining the existing portfolio is only a small part of this position. We are looking for a dynamic problem solver and creative thinker who will grow and expand the portfolio within the mission of this innovative research university.

The Licensing Manager will play an integral role in the WARF Accelerator Program, identifying commercially promising pharmaceutical research and innovations. S/He’ll perform marketing viability and technical due diligence studies in cooperation with principal investigators and recommend funding for projects that meet initiatives.



The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) has an illustrious history as the private, nonprofit patent and licensing organization for the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Founded in 1925, it has been a pioneer and innovator among university-based technology transfer offices and has a sizable endowment.

This is a unique position as WARF’s independent, private, nonprofit status allows it to expand its reach to support a broad range of technology transfer activities outside of the University’s technology transfer office. This team supports and sustains entrepreneurs, companies and equity investments.



As the capital of Wisconsin, Madison has top-notch educational and medical facilities and a cost of living that is very economical compared to the rest of the country. Madison also offers a diverse blend of cultures that could fulfill a wide variety of interests. Whether you enjoy getting out into nature, science and discovery, performance and the arts or UW Badger sports, the lively community of Madison offers a variety of entertainment options year-round.


Learn more about the position: WARF Licensing Manager Position Specification

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