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 ( 

Agreement Finance Assistant #19450

AGREEMENT FINANCE ASSISTANTOffice of Strategic Alliances and Technology Transfer (OSATT) - Technology Licensing Office (TLO), to work closely with the licensing officers and licensing associates to review license agreement financial terms. Will manage administrative information related to intellectual property (IP) being licensed, review the case royalty distribution reports (CRDRs), and validate income amounts; recover expenses eligible for reimbursement from royalty income and manage the case reserves; work closely with other members of the finance team; independently answer inquiries related to royalty distributions from inventors, departments, and co-owners; and create reports to support review and approval of royalty distribution calculations with members of the finance and licensing teams. 

Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  a high school diploma or its equivalent; at least three years of experience in financial/business administrative areas; strong organizational, verbal and written communication, and financial data analysis and reporting skills; meticulous attention to detail; ability to effectively interact across TLO functional areas and with MIT inventors and joint owners of MIT intellectual property; self-motivation and initiative; demonstrated ability to solve problems; proficiency with Outlook and Word and an advance-level Excel skillset.  PREFERRED:  familiarity with databases such as Salesforce; experience reading and interpreting financial contract terms; and a bachelor’s degree in accounting, business administration, or related field. Job #19450-5

Please apply to the position using job #19450 through the MIT career portal at April 30, 2021

Technology Licensing Officer, Physical Sciences and Engineering (1 Year Term) #19207

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 lab.  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:  bachelor’s degree (advanced degree preferred) in a physical science 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 interorganizational issues; and dealing with ambiguity in a fast-paced environment. Job #19207-12

This is a one-year term position.

Please apply to the position using job #19207 through the MIT career portal at April 26, 2021