Catalyst, Business Development

Massachusetts, United States
01 Nov 2020
End of advertisement period
01 Jan 2021
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.

CATALYST (Business Development), Office of Strategic Alliances and Technology Transfer (OSATT), to provide faculty-centric research administration support for a variety of risk-managed agreements, including industrial, nonprofit, and international sponsors, partners, and collaborators. Responsibilities include facilitating and acting as a resource for faculty who seek to secure agreements for sponsored research, education, or capacity building from non-federal sponsors; becoming familiar with MIT research and IP policies/practices, faculty IP portfolios, and faculty research needs; identifying and cultivating engagement opportunities between faculty and potential sponsors and driving these deals to closure; leading negotiation and closure of sponsored research agreements with the Strategic Transactions Team; coordinating with MIT’s Office of Corporate Relations (OCR) on cultivating and responding to specific industry inquiries/interest related to sponsoring MIT research; providing support as agreements transition from negotiation to launch and execution; and handling special assignments as requested. 

Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  bachelor’s degree (master’s or Ph.D. preferred) in science or engineering; at least seven years’ relevant resource development or business development experience in an industry/university/nonprofit setting; experience negotiating sponsored research, collaboration, and other agreements; and ability to grasp complex issues and identify solution paths, communicate and negotiate with a diverse group of stakeholders, and work closely with research administration and technology transfer professionals.  Seek someone who exhibits thoughtful judgment and an entrepreneurial approach to problem solving and decision making, can work as part of a team, and is sensitive to the needs of multiple constituencies in a complex and demanding academic environment.  Knowledge of academic research principles and research integrity, and intellectual property policy a plus.  Job #17973-11

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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