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University of Colorado Senior Licensing Manager in Aurora, Colorado

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University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

CU Innovations

Senior Licensing Manager

Position #757565 – Requisition 15434

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a public education and research facility serving more than 5,000 students, and a world-class medical destination at the forefront of life-changing science, medicine, and healthcare. CU Anschutz offers more than 140 highly rated degree programs through 13 schools and colleges, and receives over $400 million in research grants each year. We award nearly 4,000 degrees annually, including more graduate and professional degrees than any other Colorado institution. Powered by our award-winning faculty, renowned researchers and a reputation for academic excellence, CU Anschutz Medical Campus drives innovation from the classroom to the laboratory to the delivery of unparalleled patient care.

Job Summary:



CU Innovations works with researchers and clinicians to discover new treatments, medical devices and technologies to improve the lives and outcomes of patients. CU Innovations works directly with researchers at the University of Colorado and with staff at Children’s Hospital Colorado to commercialize their innovations. It is our mission to commercialize technology through the route that will best ensure the technology will benefit patients. CU Innovations is currently accepting applications for Senior Licensing Manager, a full-time university staff (non-classified) position.

The Senior Licensing Manager’s primary function is the management of a large portfolio of university intellectual property in the life sciences disciplines.

Portfolio management includes understanding and assessing the intellectual assets developed in a faculty member's lab, encouraging disclosure of new ideas, inventions and other intellectual assets to CU Innovations, assessing new inventions for technical merit, patentability, and commercial feasibility, overseeing the filing and prosecution of patent applications where appropriate, identifying and communicating with potential licensees and marketing technologies to industry and negotiating, drafting and enforcing options, licenses, IIAs and other agreements. Importantly, the Senior Licensing Manager must have the confidence and interpersonal skills necessary to communicate with very senior, high-level faculty and executives in the business community.

Examples of Work Performed:

  • Senior Licensing Manager will organize and deliver educational programs for faculty, inventors, and entrepreneurs. TheSLM provides information and advice to investigators, students, University executives and other campus staff on matters involving intellectual property policies, procedures and relevant decisions. The SLM confers with campus administrative staff and investigators on intellectual property protection and licensing, and coordinates procedures to ensure compliance with rules, regulations, laws, university policies, and business contracts.

  • The position requires the use of a variety of communications and computer database tools to track and convey issues and decisions about invention disclosures, patent applications, patent prosecution, patent issuance and maintenance, and all contractual agreements and financial arrangements related to a particular technology.

Salary and Benefits:



The hiring salary for this position is negotiable and commensurate with skills and experience. This position is not eligible for overtime compensation.

The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.


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Diversity and Equity:

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The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree in biological, biomedical or chemical sciences, law, business or a directly related field from an accredited institution

  • 5 years of professional level experience as a licensing manager in academic technology transfer as demonstrated by a deal sheet and a consistent portfolio of at least 150 cases

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A graduate degree from an accredited institution of higher education in biological or chemical sciences, law or business

  • 7 years professional experience in the area of academic technology transfer including the development, preparation, negotiation, review, and execution of a wide range of licenses and other business contracts as demonstrated by a deal sheet and a consistent portfolio of at least 200 cases

Competencies, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels throughout the institution.

  • Outstanding customer service skills.

  • Proven negotiation skills.

  • Ability to grasp complex scientific concepts and effectively promote them.

  • Technology and patent case management skills and prioritization abilities.

  • Effective mentoring and knowledge transfer skills for more junior staff

  • Ability to independently represent the Office at the most senior level with University faculty and leadership

  • Demonstrated commitment and leadership ability to advance diversity and inclusion.

Job: *Business Services

Organization: *U0001 -- Denver-Anschutz Administration

Title: Senior Licensing Manager

Location: Aurora

Requisition ID: 15434