The Technology Licensing Officer - Physical Sciences and Engineering to represent MIT in the Boston/Cambridge entrepreneurial ecosystem in the heart of Kendall Square. 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.
A bachelor’s degree (advanced degree strongly preferred) in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Material Science or other engineering discipline that includes research experience; at least seven years’ relevant experience involving technology development and commercialization or business development (preferably in the field of technology transfer); strong acumen in the chemical and materials industries; ability to work effectively with a wide range of individuals, including faculty, students, industry executives, entrepreneurs, attorneys, and investors; excellent negotiation and oral and written communication skills; and fluency in English. Must be adept at reading complex research and license agreements; diagnosing complex business, interpersonal, and interorganizational issues; dealing with ambiguity; and multitasking. Job #18720-12
All qualified applicants must confirm their U.S citizenship or legal permanent resident status.
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Internal Number: 18720
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.