Technology Licensing Associate, Technology Licensing Officer 1

Massachusetts, United States
30 May 2019
End of advertisement period
30 Jul 2019
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Full Time

Functional Area: Business Development
Department: Technology Licensing Office
School Area: Office of Provost
Employment Type: Full-Time
Employment Category: Exempt
Visa Sponsorship Available: No
Schedule: M-F, 8:30 A.M. - 5:30 P.M.

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 ASSOCIATE (TECHNOLOGY LICENSING OFFICER 1),Technology Licensing Office (TLO), to provide support for the physical sciences technology portfolio, administering existing intellectual property agreements for the TLO, working with and under the direction of technology licensing officers. Will serve as a liaison to various internal and external constituencies and communicate with faculty, students, industrial counterparts, university collaborators, patent attorneys, and internal operations teams on invention disclosures, licensing activities, finances associated with intellectual property agreements, and patent prosecution and maintenance matters; participate in licensing negotiations with industrial parties and draft basic agreement clauses and amendments reflecting negotiations for review by the licensing officers; negotiate and draft joint invention administration agreements, material transfer agreements, non-disclosure agreements, and letters for review by officers; and enter information about intellectual property agreements into an internal database management system, keep internal records associated with agreements current, and generate associated reports.  May also be asked to support technical marketing. 

Job Requirements

REQUIREDa B.S. in physics or engineering; three years’ relevant experience; excellent priority management, proofreading, written and oral communication skills; ability to quickly communicate complex issues clearly and succinctly and to manage many parallel tasks and responsibilities despite interruptions; and comfort with ambiguity and an interest in clarifying and simplifying complexity. Seek a results-focused, detail-oriented self-starter who thrives in an environment that encourages critical thinking and enjoys working independently in a demanding, fast paced, and strategic but collaborative setting. An interest in intellectual property and technology transfer would be desirable, as would professional experience in a business/office 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.