Strategic Transactions Officer

Massachusetts, United States
Wednesday, 23 December 2020
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Tuesday, 23 February 2021
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Full Time

Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture and benefits that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future then take a look at this opportunity.

STRATEGIC TRANSACTIONS OFFICER, Office of Strategic Alliances and Technology Transfer (OSATT), to play a key role in a team-based approach to faculty-centric development and execution of sponsored research, collaboration, and related agreements. Will develop, draft, negotiate, and review complex agreements with non-federal sponsors. Responsibilities include collaborating with OSATT catalyst on developing, negotiating, and completing complex agreements in support of faculty and Institute needs; drafting, negotiating, and commenting upon complex sponsored research and collaboration agreements with industry partners and international and philanthropic organizations, consortium agreements, and other related agreements; advising OSATT on complex contractual issues and ensuring clear understanding of potential resolution options; reviewing, drafting, and negotiating confidentiality, data use, and material transfer agreements as requested; working with OSATT alliance managers to resolve post-execution contract issues; and maintaining knowledge of current trends and developments in the field.  Will report to the OSATT director of strategic transactions. 

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: a bachelor’s degree and JD; at least seven years of relevant experience drafting complex research and commercial agreements; experience negotiating complex contracts; excellent communication, drafting, negotiation, collaboration, problem-solving, and decision-making skills; ability to grasp complex legal and business issues; a strong customer-focused approach to the work; and the ability to work effectively in support of business development and/or research administration and technology transfer professionals. Seek someone who can be sensitive to the needs of multiple constituencies in a complex academic environment.  Knowledge of academic research principles, research integrity policy (conflict of interest, IRB, IACUC, etc.), and intellectual property law (copyright, patent) a plus.  Job #17974-11

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.

MIT considers equivalent combinations of experience and education for certain jobs. All candidates who believe they possess equivalent experience and education are encouraged to apply.