Job Opportunities

Why might a career in technology commercialization be right for you?

Check out this video created by AUTM, highlighting technology transfer professionals – including TLA's Director of Licensing Rakhi Gibbons – and how their journey led them to careers bridging academic research, innovation and the marketplace. 

TLA has the following positions open at this time. For all current UA job postings, visit

In our search for a Director, Venture Development, Tech Launch Arizona is looking for an excellent team player and leader to work with our teams on the creation of startups founded on UArizona inventions. This person will be an expert in identifying and implementing best practices around venture development, and provide strategic leadership as we work to engage and develop our network of resources and partners to support our startups. 

The Director will also provide leadership in identifying and implementing new programs and funding strategies to fortify TLA's commercialization efforts, and provide post-license support to UArizona startups where it makes sense to do so. 

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Are you fascinated by research, innovative ideas, inventions and the meaningful impact such inventions can have in the world? Do you have experience in the world of software and IT, such as software product management, technology licensing, business development, contract negotiation, or commercial assessment? Have you ever developed or prepared IT contracts? 

If you have such experience and have a general knowledge of intellectual property law and evalulation – especially as pertains to university settings – and/or experience working with reearchers or technical staff on IP matters, then we want to speak with you! And if you're an experienced team player who wants to participate in a highly effective, collaborative environment, we'd like to hear from you.

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Tech Launch Arizona is looking for the right person to work with the faculty, staff and students of the College of Medicine-Tucson to grow the UArizona intellectual property portfolio in the area of biomedical innovations, and maximize the impact associated with UArizona inventions and discoveries. 

Tech Launch Arizona, working with College of Medicine-Tucson, is looking for the right outgoing individual with experience in technology transfer and demonstrated ability as our Senior Licensing Manager (LM) position. The person filling this post will be dedicated primarily to serving the College of Medicine-Tucson faculty on commercializing their inventions, and will report to TLA's Director of Licensing.

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Do you have a passion for marketing and communications? Are you a problem solver with high interpersonal, creative and collaborative skills? Want to build career experience around the development of cutting-edge technologies? Tech Launch Arizona (TLA) is seeking an early career Marketing Associate who is interested in building professional experience and supporting our marketing efforts. 
The Marketing Associate will work closely with the Marketing & Communications Senior Manager to develop and support the organization’s full range of marketing efforts. While this includes multiple aspects including assisting with event planning and execution, writing news stories, editing and managing web content and creating videos, a primary focus of this position will be to market UArizona’s portfolio of available technologies. Objectives for this individual will be to: identify market context and prospective industry adopters for technologies; develop target contact lists; create and execute targeted marketing campaigns; produce a monthly technology blog and video; proactively create and market “technology portfolios”; develop individual technology summaries, marketing materials, mailings, and online content.

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