Career Opportunities

The MIT Technology Licensing Office mission is to move innovations and discoveries from the lab to the marketplace for the benefit of the public and to amplify MIT's global impact. We cultivate an inclusive environment of scientific and entrepreneurial excellence and bridge connections from MIT's research community to industry and startups by strategically evaluating, protecting, and licensing technology.

If you want an exciting career that will allow you to have a direct impact on the transfer of MIT technology, please consider our current openings. Please direct all inquiries and applications for any open positions to the MIT job portal and note where you learned about the job (http://careers.mit.edu). 

Technology Licensing Officer - Physical Sciences and Engineering - #17198

TECHNOLOGY LICENSING OFFICER, PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND ENGINEERINGTechnology Licensing Office (TLO), to represent MIT in the Boston/Cambridge entrepreneurial ecosystem in the heart of Kendall Square in a position that embodies a unique overlap of technology, business, and law.  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.  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. 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

A bachelor’s degree (advanced degree strongly preferred) in physics or engineering, including research experience; a minimum of seven years’ relevant experience involving technology development and commercialization or business development; strong acumen in the optical or communications industries; ability to interact with a wide range of people including faculty, students, industry executives, entrepreneurs, attorneys, and venture capitalists; exceptional oral and written communication skills; fluency in English; a talent for negotiation; ability to diagnose complex business, interpersonal, and interorganizational issues and deal with ambiguity. Seek a highly motivated self-starter who can juggle many assignments at once.

Please apply to the position using job #17198 through the MIT career portal at http://careers.mit.eduPosted March 12, 2019

Technology Licensing Officer - Software and IT - #16182

TECHNOLOGY LICENSING OFFICER - Software and IT, Technology Licensing Office (TLO), to implement and lead commercialization strategies for modern computational, machine learning, and AI technologies from across a range of disciplines; and help translate faculty and scientists’ ingenuity and ideas through marketing and licensing to third parties who further develop technologies for impact in the world, including licenses to startup companies  Responsibilities include developing and managing a vast intellectual property portfolio, assessing/evaluating new technologies, developing and implementing strategies for marketing and licensing of these technologies to commercialization partners, negotiating a license and other relevant agreements, and supporting post-license activity. This technology transfer position embodies a unique overlap of technology, business, and law within the Boston/Cambridge entrepreneurial ecosystem in the heart of Kendall Square.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Bachelor’s degree (advanced degree preferred) in electrical engineering, computer science, physics, or related area; at least seven years’ relevant experience in a commercial role involving software product development and commercialization or business development in an applied field such as enterprise software, e-health, robotics, telecom, or related technical area; ability to communicate with a range of people including faculty, students, industry executives, entrepreneurs, attorneys, and venture capitalists; exceptional verbal and written communication skills; fluency in English; track record of negotiation; ability to grasp and diagnose complex business, technical, interpersonal, and interorganizational issues and work concurrent issues through to completion; self-motivation; and ability to juggle many assignments simultaneously while working within a tight-knit team. Solid knowledge of the software business development life cycle for either the robotics, data tech, cyber, AI, digital health, mobile, or networking communications industries desirable.

Please apply to the position using job #16182 through the MIT career portal at http://careers.mit.edu. Revised February 13, 2019