Technology Licensing Associate, Physical Sciences

Massachusetts, United States
05 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
05 Jan 2019
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.

TECHNOLOGY LICENSING ASSOCIATETechnology Licensing Office (TLO), to work in the physical sciences area. Will support technology licensing officers with myriad tasks including assisting with the drafting and negotiating of a variety of agreements, stewarding technology cases, maintaining a comprehensive intellectual property (IP) and financial technology database, and related matters. This position offers substantial exposure to the vibrant technology-driven innovation ecosystem at MIT and an opportunity to work closely with leading research scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, and patent attorneys on matters related to patents, copyrights, data agreements, open source software, and licensing contracts.  

The Technology Licensing Office bridges connections from MIT’s research community to industry and corporate startups by evaluating, protecting, and licensing technology.  

Please note that this is an entry-level position. 

Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  a B.A. or B.S. degree in a physical science or engineering field, e.g., physics, electrical engineering, computer science (graduate work in these fields a plus); good judgment; excellent strategic thinking and verbal and written communication skills; and the ability to quickly grasp and communicate complex issues clearly and succinctly and work both independently and in a collaborative team-oriented setting. Seek a detail- and deadline-oriented self-starter who demonstrates excellent organizational and priority-setting skills and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.  At least one year of work experience desired, as is basic knowledge of IP.  Job #16669-N


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.