ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, LICENSING, Office of Strategic Alliances and Technology Transfer (OSATT)-Technology Licensing Office (TLO), to join TLO’s senior management team (SMT) and partner with the associate director, life sciences in providing leadership for strategic licensing practices, faculty engagement, and management of critical stakeholder relationships for the TLO. Will be solely responsible for the management of the Physical Sciences Licensing Team including seven technology licensing officers, six technology licensing associates, and an administrative assistant; foster and grow networks; and work closely with academic and commercial partners and serve as a technology transfer resource to TLO and OSATT staff, TLO SMT, innovation ecosystem colleagues, senior MIT leadership, and peer universities.
REQUIRED: master’s degree in a scientific field and a bachelor’s degree in the physical sciences or a related field, e.g., physics, chemistry, or engineering; eight years of experience in intellectual property licensing and contract negotiation, technology transfer, or business development in industry or university settings, including at least three years in an academic setting; knowledge of the Bayh Dole Act and understanding of patent law and licensing terms and conditions; demonstrated experience leading successful negotiations in licensing intellectual property and working with startup and large companies to effectively execute license agreements; excellent organizational, problem-solving, interpersonal, and verbal and written communication skills; attention to detail; ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously; diplomacy and a collaborative approach to developing and maintaining effective working relationships; and demonstrated team leadership skills. PREFERRED: Ph.D. or MBA. Job #19915-14
In addition to applying online via the career portal at http://careers.mit.edu, all inquiries, nominations/referrals, and resumes should be sent electronically and in confidence to Lisa Rooney at Gardner Innovation Search Partners, email@example.com, where additional information about the position and the Technology Licensing Office is also available.
MIT is unable to consider candidates for this position who are not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.