TECHNOLOGY LICENSING OFFICER, Technology Licensing Office (TLO), to work with MIT’s brightest scientists and engineers and help translate their ingenuity and ideas to advance the development of new technologies entering the market through technology licensing. Incumbent will facilitate the formation of startup companies to license MIT IP by fostering strategic relationships with MIT innovation programs, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and industry partners. Will focus on software, information, and communication technologies developed at MIT including aspects of AI and machine learning algorithms, digital data, e-health, robotics, and more. Responsibilities include managing a vast intellectual property portfolio; assessing/evaluating new technologies; developing and implementing strategies for the marketing and licensing of technologies to commercialization partners; negotiating and authoring license, amendments, 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.
Bachelor’s degree (advanced degree with research experience preferred but not required) 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 effectively communicate with a wide 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 is desirable.
Please apply to the position using job #16182 through the MIT career portal at http://careers.mit.edu. Posted June 19, 2018