Student Opportunities

At Tech Launch Arizona, we bring UA discoveries and inventions to the world by identifying the most promising and then licensing them to existing companies or using them as the foundations of new companies we build from the ground up.

Engaging with TLA means being a part of the conversations and actions that foster ideas from lab-bound innovations to real-world solutions, taking research beyond academia to drive economic and social impact.

If you're inspired by new technologies and the potential for meaningful change, explore these opportunities to work with TLA.

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Purpose of position 

The Business Intelligence Research Analyst will assist the Business Intelligence Manager in the commercialization assessment of various technologies disclosed to the Tech Launch Arizona office. Technologies cover a range of domains and cluster around the six major Intellectual Property (IP) generating colleges of the University: Optical Sciences; CALS; Engineering; Medicine; Eller IT/Informatics; and Science. The emphasis of the position will be to support early stage assessments of the IP’s commercialization potential. Through a detailed assessment of key factors, the business intelligence research analyst will help deliver an understanding of the opportunity and the Intellectual Property. 

The opening will be focused on life science based technologies. 

Position duties 

  • Assist in patent and literature search of specific subject matter, in the areas of biomedical sciences, physical sciences and engineering 
  • Gain a basic understanding of the IP’s functionality, capabilities, competitive landscape, and potential applications 
  • Research, recognize and report common trends and themes in domain specific research 
  • Concisely summarize and report findings 
  • Assist in conducting domain expert interviews with industry professionals 
  • Write non-confidential summaries for technologies in a timely manner 
  • Write commercialization assessment reports in a timely manner 

Minimum requirements 

  • Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident 
  • Upper-level undergraduate or graduate student NOT on a Research/Teaching Assistantship contract 
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written 
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with multiple projects 
  • Ability to take initiative and be a self-starter 
  • Ability to independently manage, track, and execute several tasks and projects simultaneously 
  • Ability to execute work with thoroughness and attention to detail 
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a team environment 
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications 
  • Ability to commit to working 10 hours per week during the academic semester or 20 hours per week during summer 
  • Life science background or working towards a life science related degree. 

Preferred requirements 

  • Successful work experience in a technical or market research capacity (Applicable educational experience can be applied) 
  • Previous work experience with life science research 
  • Ability to work over summer months 
  • Excellent writing skills 
  • Eligible graduate students in life sciences or biomedical engineering 
  • Eligible business, MBA, or Law students with a life science background 

Having a keen interest in technology commercialization, intellectual property and the vision of moving innovations from labs to marketplace.

Apply at, job posting #1062045