Technology Licensing Officer, Physical Sciences and Engineering

Massachusetts, United States
15 Oct 2020
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15 Dec 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.

TECHNOLOGYLICENSING OFFICER, PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND ENGINEERING, Office of Strategic Alliances and Technology Transfer (OSATT)-Technology Licensing Office (TLO), to assume a position that embodies a unique overlap of technology, business, and law and 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; and directly support the associate director, physical sciences with 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

REQUIRED: a bachelor’s degree, including research experience, in a physical science or engineering discipline; at least seven years’ relevant experience involving technology development and commercialization, licensing, or business development, preferably in an academic technology transfer office; strong acumen in the chemicals or materials industries; ability to engage with a wide range of constituents including faculty, students, industry executives, entrepreneurs, attorneys, and investors; excellent negotiation, problem-solving, and oral and written communication skills; English language fluency.  Must be adept at reading complex research and license agreements; diagnosing complex business, interpersonal, and interorganizational issues; and dealing with ambiguity.  Seek a highly motivated self-starter who can collaborate and thrive in a fast-paced environment. 

PREFERRED:  an advanced degree.  Job #19017-12

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.

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