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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Strategic Transactions Officer in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Strategic Transactions Officer

  • Job Number: 17974

  • Functional Area: Legal

  • Department: OSATT-Strategic Transactions

  • School Area: Office of Provost

  • Employment Type: Full-Time

  • Employment Category: Exempt

  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No

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    Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

STRATEGIC TRANSACTIONS OFFICER, Office of Strategic Alliances and Technology Transfer (OSATT), to play a key role in a team-based approach to faculty-centric development and execution of sponsored research, collaboration, and related agreements. Will develop, draft, negotiate, and review complex agreements with non-federal sponsors. Responsibilities include collaborating with OSATT catalyst on developing, negotiating, and completing complex agreements in support of faculty and Institute needs; drafting, negotiating, and commenting upon complex sponsored research and collaboration agreements with industry partners and international and philanthropic organizations, consortium agreements, and other related agreements; advising OSATT on complex contractual issues and ensuring clear understanding of potential resolution options; reviewing, drafting, and negotiating confidentiality, data use, and material transfer agreements as requested; working with OSATT alliance managers to resolve post-execution contract issues; and maintaining knowledge of current trends and developments in the field. Will report to the OSATT director of strategic transactions.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: a bachelor’s degree and JD; at least seven years of relevant experience drafting complex research and commercial agreements; experience negotiating complex contracts; excellent communication, drafting, negotiation, collaboration, problem-solving, and decision-making skills; ability to grasp complex legal and business issues; a strong customer-focused approach to the work; and the ability to work effectively in support of business development and/or research administration and technology transfer professionals. Seek someone who can be sensitive to the needs of multiple constituencies in a complex academic environment. Knowledge of academic research principles, research integrity policy (conflict of interest, IRB, IACUC, etc.), and intellectual property law (copyright, patent) a plus. Job #17974-11 10/02/19