The Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Technology Licensing Office is seeking a Technology Licensing Associate in the Physical Sciences area. This is an entry-level position. The Technology Licensing Associate will administer, manage and maintain license agreements for the M.I.T. Technology Licensing Office working with and under the direction of the Technology Licensing Officers. The Associate will serve as a liaison to various internal and external constituencies and, working under the tutelage of the Licensing Officer, communicate with faculty, students, industrial counterparts, patent attorneys and staff accountants on invention disclosures, various licensing activities, and patent prosecution matters, as well as assist in obtaining relevant information concerning publication, sponsorship, and open source software matters. The Associate will attend licensing negotiations with business representatives and keep track of terms and issues of licensing agreements as well as draft basic agreement clauses and amendments reflecting negotiations for review by the Licensing Officers. The Associate will enter license agreements and associated data into a database management system and keep updated files and prepare reports as required. The Associate will participate in obtaining waivers of government rights to inventions and assist in technology marketing. To apply for this position, please visit the MIT website: http://jobs.mit.edu/ and reference job number:16922 M.I.T. can only accept candidates who are either currently permanent legal residents or US citizens for this position.
The ideal candidate needs to be a details-oriented person who thrives in an environment that encourages critical thinking and enjoys working independently in a strategic but collaborative setting. A strong background in science, such as B.S. in chemistry, materials science, or materials science is mandatory. Outstanding written and oral skills with the ability to quickly communicate complex issues clearly and succinctly is vital. Must be a self-starter, complete multiple assignments despite interruptions, have strong intellectual curiosity, and an interest in clarifying and simplifying complexity. Strong priority setting and proofing skills needed. An interest in intellectual property and technology transfer is desirable. Office and/or organization experience is a requirement.
Internal Number: 16922
About Massachusetts Institute of Technology
M.I.T.'s Technology Licensing Office's mission is to foster commercial investment in the development of inventions and discoveries flowing from the research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Lincoln Laboratory. We do this through licensing of the intellectual property resulting from our research.