The Massachusetts Institute of Technology invites applications for a Technology Licensing Officer – Physical Sciences and Engineering. In this position, embodying a unique overlap of technology, business, and law, you will represent MIT in the Boston/Cambridge entrepreneurial ecosystem in the heart of Kendall Square. Working with MIT’s brightest scientists and engineers, you will 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. Interested candidates should apply on-line at http://careers.mit.edu/. Please reference job number 15131 and indicate where you saw this posting. MIT is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Applications from women, minorities, veterans, older workers, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged. The candidate must be a US citizen.
Bachelor’s degree in physical sciences or engineering with research experience. An advanced degree is strongly preferred. A minimum of seven years’ relevant experience involving technology development and commercialization or business development is an absolute requirement. Strong acumen in the optics, communications or laser industries is required. Must be able to interact with a wide range of people including faculty, students, industry executives, entrepreneurs, attorneys, and venture capitalists. Truly exceptional oral and written communication skills, with fluency in English, are essential, as is a talent for negotiation. The ability to diagnose complex business, interpersonal, and inter-organizational issues and deal with ambiguity is required. Seeking a highly motivated self-starter who can juggle many assignments at once.
M.I.T.'s Technology Licensing Office's mission is to foster commercial investment in the development of inventions and discoveries flowing from the research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Lincoln Laboratory. We do this through licensing of the intellectual property resulting from our research.