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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Technology Licensing Officer-Biotechnology (Term) in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Technology Licensing Officer-Biotechnology (Term)

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Business Development

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OSATT-Technology Licensing Office

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Office of Provost

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  • Schedule:

M-F, 8:30 A.M. - 5:30 P.M.

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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.

TECHNOLOGY LICENSING OFFICER, BIOTECHNOLOGY, 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. 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; and directly support the associate director, life sciences with assessing the 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 and research experience in biological sciences or biological 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 biotechnology, medical device, and/or pharmaceutical industry; ability to engage with a wide range of constituents, including faculty, students, industry executives, entrepreneurs, attorneys, and investors; excellent problem-solving, negotiation, and oral and written communication skills; English language fluency. Must be adept at reading complex research and license agreements; diagnosing complex business, interpersonal, and interorganizational issues; and dealing with ambiguity. Seek a highly motivated self-starter who can collaborate and thrive in a fast-paced environment. PREFERRED: advanced degree. Job #19014-12

This is a one year appointment.

All qualified applicants must confirm their U.S citizenship or legal permanent resident status.10/13/20