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 Associate - Biotechnology #18555

TECHNOLOGY LICENSING ASSOCIATE - Office of Strategic Alliances and Technology Transfer (OSATT)-Technology Licensing Office (TLO), to join TLO’s life sciences team. Will provide support to technology licensing officer(s) and assist in drafting and negotiating a variety of agreements, including confidentiality agreements, material transfer agreements, joint invention agreements, and license agreements; and establish and maintain the entries for technologies in a comprehensive intellectual property, contractual, and financial database and will communicate this information to teams inside and outside of the TLO. Will be exposed to major areas of technology licensing; work closely with leading scientists, entrepreneurs, and patent attorneys; and have an opportunity to evaluate and explore commercial opportunities for MIT technologies.  

The Technology Licensing Office manages MIT’s intellectual property through filing and prosecuting a varied patent portfolio and transfers this technology across the world through licensing to companies. It provides continuous learning opportunities with regular presentations from experts on technology development, licensing, patent prosecution, and entrepreneurship.   

JOB REQUIREMENTS

REQUIRED:  B.A./B.S. degree in the life sciences or biomedical field; at least one year of related experience, preferably in university or corporate technology transfer; excellent organizational, priority-setting, and verbal and written communication skills; good judgment; ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and to quickly communicate complex issues clearly and succinctly; and proficiency with Microsoft Office and database software.  Seek a detail- and deadline-oriented self-starter who enjoys working both independently and collaboratively and thrives in an environment that encourages strategic thinking.  PREFERRED:  an understanding of the patenting process, experience reading technology-focused contracts, and a M.S. or Ph.D. MIT can only accept candidates who are either currently permanent legal residents or US citizens for this position.

Please apply to the position using job #18555 through the MIT career portal at http://careers.mit.eduPosted April 22, 2020

Technology Licensing Associate - Physical Sciences #18554

TECHNOLOGY LICENSING ASSOCIATE - Office of Strategic Alliances and Technology Transfer (OSATT)-Technology Licensing Office (TLO), to support the physical sciences technology portfolio. Will administer existing intellectual property (IP) agreements, working with and under the direction of technology licensing officers. Responsibilities include serving as a liaison to and communicating with a variety of internal/external constituencies on invention disclosures, licensing activities, finances associated with IP agreements, and patent prosecution and maintenance matters; participating in licensing negotiations with industrial parties and drafting basic agreement clauses and amendments for review by the licensing officers; and negotiating and drafting joint invention administration agreements, material transfer agreements, non-disclosure agreements, and letters for review by officers. Will also handle administrative aspects of a licensing officer’s IP portfolio, including financial reviews, docketing important deadlines, supporting revenue distributions and entering information into a database management system, keeping internal records associated with agreements current, and generating reports. May support technical marketing and act as a resource for the MIT community about technology commercialization process. 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

B.S. in a physical science (physics) or engineering; one year of related experience; excellent priority management, proofreading, and written and oral communication skills; ability to communicate complex issues clearly and succinctly; self-motivation; ability to manage many parallel tasks/responsibilities despite interruptions; and comfort with ambiguity and an interest in clarifying and simplifying complexity. Seek a results-focused, detail-oriented person who enjoys working independently and thrives in a demanding, fast-paced, strategic, and collaborative setting that that encourages critical thinking. Those with technical writing and editing experience are encouraged to apply. PREFERRED:  interest in intellectual property and technology transfer, and professional experience in a business/office environment. MIT can only accept candidates who are either currently permanent legal residents or US citizens for this position.

Please apply to the position using job #18554 through the MIT career portal at http://careers.mit.eduPosted April 22, 2020

Technology Licensing Associate - Software #18675

TECHNOLOGY LICENSING ASSOCIATE, SOFTWARE, Office of Strategic Alliances and Technology Transfer (OSATT)-Technology Licensing Office (TLO), to work on technologies related to computing and software including AI and machine learning. Will support technology licensing officers with myriad tasks, including assisting with drafting and negotiating a variety of agreements, stewarding technology cases in a comprehensive intellectual property (IP) and financial technology database. The positions offer an opportunity to have substantial exposure to the vibrant technology-driven innovation ecosystem at MIT and to work closely with leading research scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, and patent attorneys on matters related to patents, copyrights, data agreements, open source software, and licensing contracts.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

B.A./B.S. degree in a science or engineering field; at least one year of related experience, preferably in university or corporate technology transfer; excellent organizational, priority-setting, and verbal and written communication skills; good judgment; ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and to quickly communicate complex issues clearly and succinctly; and proficiency with Microsoft Office and database software. Seek a detail- and deadline-oriented self-starter who enjoys working both independently and collaboratively and thrives in an environment that encourages strategic thinking. PREFERRED: familiarity with software business development and open source software, and graduate work in the physical science or engineering field. MIT can only accept candidates who are either currently permanent legal residents or US citizens for this position.

Please apply to the position using job #18675 through the MIT career portal at http://careers.mit.eduPosted April 22, 2020

Technology Licensing Officer - Physical Sciences and Engineering #18720

TECHNOLOGY LICENSING OFFICER, PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND ENGINEERING, Office of Strategic Alliances and Technology Transfer (OSATT)-Technology Licensing Office (TLO), to 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.  Responsibilities include assessing commercial potential of new technologies, managing a broad intellectualproperty portfolio, developing and implementing strategies for the marketing and licensing of technologies to commercialization partners, and negotiating license and collaborative research agreements.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Bachelor’s degree (advanced degree strongly preferred) in physics or engineering that included research experience; at least seven years’ relevant experience involving technology development and commercialization or business development; strong acumen in the optical or communications industries; ability to work effectively with a wide range of individuals, including faculty, students, industry executives, entrepreneurs, attorneys, and investors; excellent negotiation and oral and written communication skills; and fluency in English. Must be adept at reading complex research and license agreements; diagnosing complex business, interpersonal, and interorganizational issues; dealing with ambiguity; and multitasking.

Please apply to the position using job #18720 through the MIT career portal at http://careers.mit.eduPosted May 14, 2020