Technology Licensing Officer, Physical Sciences and Engineering

Massachusetts, United States
24 Mar 2020
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24 May 2020
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
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 OFFICER, PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND ENGINEERINGOffice of Strategic Alliances and Technology Transfer (OSATT)-Technology Licensing Office (TLO), to represent MIT in the Boston/Cambridge entrepreneurial ecosystem in the heart of Kendall Square. 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.

Job Requirements

REQUIREDa bachelor’s degree (advanced degree strongly preferred) in physics or engineering that included research experience; at least seven years’ relevant experience involving technology development and commercialization or business development; strong acumen in the optical or communications industries; ability to work effectively with a wide range of individuals, including faculty, students, industry executives, entrepreneurs, attorneys, and investors; excellent negotiation and oral and written communication skills; and fluency in English. Must be adept at reading complex research and license agreements; diagnosing complex business, interpersonal, and interorganizational issues; dealing with ambiguity; and multitasking. Job #18654-12

This is a one year appointment.

All qualified applicants must confirm their U.S Citizenship or Legal Permanent Resident Status.

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.