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

Are you excited about helping University of Arizona inventors and entrepreneurs creating impact? Are passionate about relationship building and connecting great people with amazing opportunities?

TLA's Venture Development team is recruiting for a Commercialization Network Manager. This is an exciting opportunity to play a significant role in the growth of our regional ecosystem, supporting the commercialization of UA research and the formation of new UA startup companies, and connecting the UA and TLA to our community.
Are you self-motivated, outgoing, and well connected in the local startup community? Do you have proven technology commercialization and startup experience? If so, we want to talk to you.
The Commercialization Network Manager is responsible for maintaining an extended commercialization network of talent and resources, which includes domain experts and business leaders, commercialization partners, startup CEOs, and community collaborators. We bring them all working together to create a rich environment to support the efforts of TLA from new technology assessment to new venture development.
This position reports to the Sr. Director of Venture Development.
For duties, qualifications and application information, go to

Are you excited about creating impact from the inventions being created at the University of Arizona? Are passionate about early-stage technologies and exploring their market potential?

The Market Research Manager will work with TLA team members to define, articulate, develop, and respond to various business intelligence needs of early-stage technologies, making market strategy recommendations based on conclusions of research and understanding of the commercialization environment. This position will be responsible for the implementation of research standards and oversight of training and work quality of TLA student employees working on assessment projects.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Manage and oversee business intelligence student employees
  • Coordination with UA Library partners for business intelligence requests
  • Complete various levels of intellectual property (IP) patent landscape analysis and market analysis, as appropriate
For duties, qualifications and application information, go to