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 Officer - #16575

TECHNOLOGY LICENSING OFFICER, Technology Licensing Office (TLO), to represent MIT in the Boston/Cambridge biotech entrepreneurial ecosystem in the heart of Kendall Square by assuming a position that embodies a unique overlap of technology, business, and law.  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 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

A bachelor’s degree (advanced degree strongly preferred) in biological sciences or biological engineering with research experience; a minimum of seven years’ relevant experience involving technology development and commercialization, licensing, corporate partnering, or business development; strong acumen in the biotechnology, medical device and/or pharmaceutical industry; effective at working with a wide range of individuals including faculty, students, industry executives, entrepreneurs, attorneys, and investors; exceptional oral and written communication skills; English fluency; a talent for negotiation; and ability to diagnose complex business, interpersonal, and interorganizational issues and deal with ambiguity. Must be adept at reading complex research and license agreements. Seek a highly motivated self-starter and creative problem solver who can collaborate and thrive in a fast-paced environment.

Please apply to the position using job #16575 through the MIT career portal at http://careers.mit.edu. Posted September 20, 2018

Technology Licensing Officer - #16182

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.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

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

Intellectual Property Officer - #15710

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OFFICER, Technology Licensing Office (TLO), to work closely with TLO colleagues and lead the strategic management of MIT’s vast patent portfolio (~2,600 issued and ~1,500 pending U.S. patents and over 350 new U.S. patent applications annually). Will work closely with licensing colleagues to ensure the appropriate protection of MIT’s intellectual assets and assist colleagues who disseminate MIT technology to companies through licensing and collaborative research agreements. Will provide thought leadership on best practices for filing, prosecution, and maintenaince decisions as well as guidance for patent group on procedures for correspondence within the TLO and external law firms. In addition, this role will evaluate and recommend optimized protocols for patent database management, evaulating both off-the-shelf and customized solutions. Responsibilities include acting as relationship manager with patent law firms hired to prosecute MIT’s patents, working closely with inventors and technology licensing officers working in a wide range of technology areas to provide guidance on prosecution strategy, managing four administrative staff, developing IP-centric seminars and workshops for internal staff and MIT community, and playing a key leadership role in developing and implementing strategies for improving the quality and value of MIT’s IP assets. This position embodies a unique overlap of technology, business, and law and affords the opportunity to collaborate with some of the world’s brightest scientists and engineers.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

B.S. in science or engineering; registered patent agent (USPTO); extensive, up-to-date knowledge of patenting processes, rules, procedures, and practices surrounding U.S. and foreign patent prosecution; broad range of patent-related experience, including significant experience in invention evaluation, strategic patent portfolio management, and drafting, filing, and prosecuting patent applications; significant experience managing docketing, billing, budgets, etc., as part of a legal operation; excellent interpersonal and verbal and written communication skills; diplomacy and collaborative approach to developing and maintaining effective working relationships; and experience managing teams and successfully leading and implementing change in a vibrant working environment. A law degree and/or advanced degree (MSc, PhD) preferred. In-house experience in a university environment a plus.

Please apply to the position using job #15710 through the MIT career portal at http://careers.mit.edu. Posted February 22, 2018