Technology Licensing Officer
TECHNOLOGY LICENSING OFFICER-BIOTECHNOLOGY, Technology Licensing Office (TLO), to represent MIT in the Boston/Cambridge biotech entrepreneurial ecosystem in the heart of Kendall Square by assuming a position that embodies a unique overlap of technology, business, and law. Will work with MIT’s brightest scientists and engineers to advance the development of groundbreaking technologies by fostering strategic relationships with entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and industry partners. Responsibilities include assessing commercial potential of new technologies, managing a broad intellectual property portfolio, developing and implementing strategies for the marketing and licensing of technologies to commercialization partners, and negotiating license and collaborative research agreements.
REQUIRED: a bachelor’s degree (advanced degree strongly preferred) in biological sciences or biological engineering with research experience; a minimum of seven years’ relevant experience involving technology development and commercialization, licensing, corporate partnering, or business development; strong acumen in the biotechnology, medical device and/or pharmaceutical industry; effective at working with a wide range of individuals including faculty, students, industry executives, entrepreneurs, attorneys, and investors; exceptional oral and written communication skills; English fluency; a talent for negotiation; and ability to diagnose complex business, interpersonal, and interorganizational issues and deal with ambiguity. Must be adept at reading complex research and license agreements. Seek a highly motivated self-starter and creative problem solver who can collaborate and thrive in a fast-paced environment.
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.