Student Fellow | Tech Launch Arizona

Date Posted: 
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Position Location: 
Tucson, AZ
Job Description: 

Tech Launch Arizona is responsible for protecting, marketing and negotiating licensing deals for intellectual property resulting from University research.

Interested in the business of technology transfer? We are on the lookout for promising students to join our Student Fellows Program. Openings are currently available for these paid positions.

TLA Fellows work both individually and in groups with Technology Licensing Managers assisting in the assessment of new technology disclosed to the office. Specific responsibilities of technology assessment include:

  • Patent landscape research 
  • Market research and commercial assessments related to the competitiveness of assigned technology and potential target licensees
  • Creation of “non-confidential summaries” for assigned technologies
  • Other duties as assigned 

Your Skills and Experience

This position is ideally suited for  students with a technical/engineering/medical background and an interest in intellectual property.

In order to apply for this position you must:

  • Commit to working a minimum of 10 hours per week during the academic semester
  • Be an engineering or science graduate student not on a research assistantship or teaching assistantship, or be a law student with a technical background (i.e. biomedical or physical science – chemistry, physics, optics or materials)
  • Be a US citizen
  • Have good writing and communication skills
  • Have a keen interest in technology commercialization, intellectual property, and the vision moving innovations from the lab to the marketplace


Sounds like a good fit? Do you want to be an integral part of the TLA team? We want you!

Please Note: Tech Launch Arizona is located at the University Services Annex Building in downtown Tucson at 220 W. Sixth Street, 4th floor. We are a 10-minute bike ride from campus and offer free parking. Our building is also a stop on a Cat Tran route, so even though we are off campus, we are conveniently accessible.