Technology Licensing Associate

Massachusetts, United States
06 May 2020
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05 Jul 2020
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 ASSOCIATE, Office of Strategic Alliances and Technology Transfer (OSATT)-Technology Licensing Office (TLO), to join TLO’s life sciences team. Will provide support to technology licensing officer(s) and assist in drafting and negotiating a variety of agreements, including confidentiality agreements, material transfer agreements, joint invention agreements, and license agreements; and establish and maintain the entries for technologies in a comprehensive intellectual property, contractual, and financial database and will communicate this information to teams inside and outside of the TLO.  Will be exposed to major areas of technology licensing; work closely with leading scientists, entrepreneurs, and patent attorneys; and have an opportunity to evaluate and explore commercial opportunities for MIT technologies. 

The Technology Licensing Office manages MIT’s intellectual property through filing and prosecuting a varied patent portfolio and transfers this technology across the world through licensing to companies.  It provides continuous learning opportunities with regular presentations from experts on technology development, licensing, patent prosecution, and entrepreneurship.   

Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  B.A./B.S. degree in the life sciences or biomedical field; at least one year of related experience, preferably in university or corporate technology transfer; excellent organizational, priority-setting, and verbal and written communication skills; good judgment; ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and to quickly communicate complex issues clearly and succinctly; and proficiency with Microsoft Office and database software.  Seek a detail- and deadline-oriented self-starter who enjoys working both independently and collaboratively and thrives in an environment that encourages strategic thinking.  

PREFERRED:  an understanding of the patenting process, experience reading technology-focused contracts, and a M.S. or Ph.D. Job #18555-7

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.