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). 

Associate Director, Licensing #19915

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.

Job Requirements

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, lisa@gardnerisp.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.

Technology Licensing Officer, Physical Sciences and Engineering #20144

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 in a position which embodies a unique overlap of technology, business, and law.  Will work with MIT’s brightest scientists and engineers to advance the development of ground-breaking technologies by fostering strategic relationships with entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and industry partners; and directly support the associate director, physical sciences with 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
REQUIRED:  a bachelor’s degree (advanced degree preferred) in the physical sciences or engineering; at least seven years’ relevant experience involving technology development and commercialization, licensing, or business development, preferably in an academic technology transfer office; strong acumen in the chemicals or materials industries; ability to engage with a wide range of constituents, including faculty, students, industry executives, entrepreneurs, attorneys, and investors; excellent negotiation, problem-solving, collaboration, and oral and written communication skills; and English language fluency.  Seek a highly motivated self-starter who is adept at reading complex research and license agreements; diagnosing complex business, interpersonal, and inter-organizational issues; and dealing with ambiguity in a fast-paced environment.  Job #20144-12

This is a two-year term position (benefits-eligible).

All qualified applicants must confirm their U.S citizenship or legal permanent resident status.

9/10/21

Technology Licensing Associate, Life Sciences #20274

TECHNOLOGY LICENSING ASSOCIATE, Office of Strategic Alliances and Technology Transfer (OSATT)-Technology Licensing Office (TLO), to administer and maintain--under the supervision of technology licensing officers (TLOs)--licensing agreements and invention portfolios.  General responsibilities will include drafting basic agreements (NDAs, IIAs), managing administrative aspects of intellectual property portfolios, relationship building with both internal and external stakeholders, and entering and maintaining license agreements and associated data into the office’s database management system. Will report directly to one or more TLOs and receive mentoring and training from both the TLOs and associate officers.  

 

Job Requirements
REQUIRED:  a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences or biological engineering or a bachelor’s degree in a non-technical field with demonstrated scientific/technical experience; at least one year of relevant experience; knowledge of marketing strategies and patent work; excellent interpersonal and verbal and written communication skills for effectively interacting with MIT faculty and students, departmental and administrative staff, lawyers, and corporate representatives; attention to detail; and excellent organizational and problem-solving skills.  Seek a self-starter who is able to manage multiple projects simultaneously and a high-volume workload in a fast-paced and deadline-driven environment; evaluate issues and develop innovative solutions in a timely and accurate manner; clearly package, articulate, and deliver solutions to help meet a challenging variety of complex business, legal, interpersonal, and inter-organizational issues; collaborate and develop and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of people; work independently; and exercise good judgment and discretion in the performance of all work assignments.  Job #20274-7

All qualified applicants must confirm their U.S. citizenship or legal permanent resident status.

10/13/21

Technology Licensing Associate #20094

TECHNOLOGY LICENSING ASSOCIATE, Technology Licensing Office (TLO), to administer and maintain--under the supervision of technology licensing officers (TLOs)--licensing agreements and invention portfolios. General responsibilities will include drafting basic agreements (NDAs, IIAs), managing administrative aspects of intellectual property portfolios, and relationship building with both internal and external stakeholders; and enter and maintain license agreements and associated data into the office’s database management system. Will report directly to one or more TLO and receive mentoring and training from both the TLOs and associate officers.  

 

Job Requirements
REQUIRED:  a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences or biological engineering or a bachelor’s degree in a non-technical field with demonstrated scientific/technical experience; at least one year of relevant experience; knowledge of marketing strategies and patent work; excellent interpersonal and verbal and written communication skills for effectively interacting with MIT faculty and students, departmental and administrative staff, lawyers, and corporate representatives; attention to detail; and excellent organizational and problem-solving skills.  Seek a self-starter who is able to manage multiple projects simultaneously and a high-volume workload in a fast-paced and deadline-driven environment; evaluate issues and develop innovative solutions in a timely and accurate manner; clearly package, articulate, and deliver solutions to help meet a challenging variety of complex business, legal, interpersonal, and inter-organizational issues; collaborate and develop and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of people; work independently; and exercise good judgment and discretion in the performance of all work assignments.  Job #20094-7
 

This is a temporary, two-year appointment.

All qualified applicants must confirm their U.S citizenship or legal permanent resident status.

8/30/21

IT Manager #20133

IT MANAGER, Office of Strategic Alliances and Technology Transfer (OSATT)-Technology Licensing Office (TLO), to ensure a safe, secure, and reliable IT infrastructure that enables OSATT staff to provide the best quality service to the MIT community in the management of its intellectual property.  Will provide advice and guidance to the TLO assistant director, ops on behalf of the TLO SMT about specific TLO IT needs; and to the OSATT leadership team about specific OSATT IT needs for catalysts, strategic transaction officers, and alliance managers. Will also explore and provide advice on new systems and procedures to maintain the integrity of electronic data retained by OSATT; provide technical support for the TLO and OSATT websites; and manage relationships with external IT vendors, including IS&T. 

Job Requirements
REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree in a related field; at least seven years’ experience working in a 50+ person office leveraging Microsoft technologies; strong working knowledge of Windows Server, Windows 7/10 clients, Microsoft Office 2019/365, and Microsoft Outlook/Exchange; solid understanding of Active Directory, Group Policy, DNS, TCP/IP, and SMB file/printer sharing, including troubleshooting procedures; solid grasp of Windows security best practices; and experience supporting macOS in an enterprise environment.  PREFERRED:  Microsoft MCSA, CompTIA A+/Security+ certifications preferred; experience with Microsoft MECM, AIK, LiteTouch, and MSI application deployment; experience with JAMF macOS mobile device management solutions; experience with Amazon Web Service, Linux system administration (RHEL/Ubuntu), Mac OS, and Exchange administration; experience diagnosing and repairing PC/Mac hardware; basic understanding of Oracle, MS Access, and MySQL/MariaDB, databases, and how to connect to them (ODBC); SalesForce experience; HTML/CSS/JavaScript, Drupal, and WordPress development and administration experience; and Adobe Creative Cloud, Dropbox, Tableau Desktop, and Code42 administration experience.  Job #20133-9