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Commercialization Success Partner, Technology Development at UT Southwestern


Why UT Southwestern?

With over 75 years of excellence in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, UT Southwestern is committed to excellence, innovation, teamwork, and compassion. As a world-renowned medical and research center, we strive to provide the best possible care, resources, and benefits for our valued patients and employees. With over 20,000 employees, we are committed to continuing our growth with the best professionals in the healthcare industry. We invite you to be a part of the UT Southwestern team where you’ll discover teamwork, professionalism, and consistent opportunities for growth.

Job Summary

UT Southwestern has an opening for the position of Commercialization Success Partner, Technology Development

Job Duties:

  • Work with partners to learn and understand how a broad range of research and clinical departments and industry functions turning ideas into movement/action in a courteous and timely manner.
  • Lead our partners, with the help of our collective team and resources, through all aspects of technology commercialization process.
  • Assist partners with implementing ideas and assist with the risk and stress.
  • Establish and build relationships with key internal and external partners
  • Communicate effectively with our internal and external partners to garner relationships, brainstorm and find solutions.
  • Performs challenging problem solving for creative solutions.
  • Support the team and grow your own skills and abilities.
  • Interact with university faculty to clarify descriptions of new technologies and obtain information concerning development of intellectual property and it commercial potential.
  • Assists in initial evaluation of new intellectual properties.
  • Manages and markets intellectual property developed by university investigators/inventors; prepares marketing materials. Identifies companies best suited for commercial development of intellectual property consistent with university’s licensing strategy. Performs follow-up on licensing opportunities.
  • Interacts with university faculty to clarify descriptions of new technologies and obtain information concerning development of intellectual property and its commercial potential.
  • Develops policies, procedures, and strategies for assessment and management of intellectual properties.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Work requires excellent customer service, interpersonal, and verbal and written communication skills.
  • Work requires problem solving and negotiation skills.
  • Work requires ability to utilize word processing and spreadsheet software.
  • Work requires ability to utilize spreadsheet software.
  • Work requires various media venues and personal contact with all levels of internal and external personnel and organizations.
  • Working Conditions
  • Work is performed primarily in general office area.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a science or business related field and five (5) years professional experience in university technology transfer, grant/contract administration, university research administration, business administration, or related field.

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