MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab Program Manager

Location
Massachusetts, United States
Posted
15 Oct 2020
End of advertisement period
15 Dec 2020
Ref
18994
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
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.

PROGRAM MANAGER, MIT-IBM WATSON AI LAB, Schwarzman College of Computing-MIT Quest for Intelligence, to coordinate MIT’s participation in the collaboration with IBM which created the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab, a ten-year, $240 million program under the MIT Quest for Intelligence.  The lab carries out fundamental artificial intelligence (AI) research and seeks to propel scientific breakthroughs that unlock the potential of AI.  Will directly support the MIT director by acting as the primary point of contact for MIT for all matters related to the lab and implementing the MIT-IBM Research Collaboration Agreement, manage MIT’s obligations under the associated membership program, and prepare MIT’s reports on the lab’s activities.   The work will involve extensive relationship-building between IBM, the corporate members affiliated with the lab, the MIT faculty and IBM researchers of the lab, and the many departments and labs across MIT, including the Office of Strategic Alliances and Technology Transfer and Research Administration Services.  

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree in a related field; at least five years’ relevant program management experience in industry/university/nonprofit sectors; demonstrated expertise communicating effectively with senior industry leadership; and proven ability to present complex technical information in sales, service, or government contexts. 

PREFERRED:  MBA and/or master’s/Ph.D. in a technical discipline; direct experience in academic research sponsored programs, including understanding of sponsor interactions related to research or education missions; demonstrated expertise communicating government compliance requirements to industry audiences; and MIT experience.  Job #18994-9

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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