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Technology Transfer Fellowship

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The DHHS/NIH/NCI Technology Transfer Center (TTC) has Fellowships available to qualified candidates in one of the fastest growing fields--technology transfer. A Fellowship lets you combine your science, legal or business background with a new career in the technology transfer field. The TTC is responsible for negotiating agreements and promoting research partnerships between NCI scientists and outside parties such as universities and biotechnology/ pharmaceutical companies. These research partnerships allow for federally funded research to be further developed and commercialized. TTC also has a unit dedicated to marketing these research opportunities and their underlying technologies to potential collaborators and licensees. This Fellowship experience prepares the Fellow for opportunities to advance into positions within universities, industry or the federal government. This Fellowship is designed to develop the unique skills associated with negotiating technology transfer agreements as well as marketing a portfolio of exciting, cutting edge technologies being developed by a world renowned Institute within the National Institutes of Health. NCI TTC has offices in Rockville, MD and in Frederick, MD.

Candidate will be responsible for:

  • Drafting and negotiating Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs) for NCI scientists and their industrial/academic research partners;
  • Planning and negotiating Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs), Clinical Trial Agreements (CTAs) and other technology transfer agreements;
  • Manage patent prosecution of inventions and licensing of developed technologies.
  • Development of technology transfer educational programs for scientists;
  • Overseeing patent related issues for NCI scientists;
  • Work with the Marketing Unit and researchers to help foster commercialization of technologies and research tools developed at the NCI. Act as the liaison between the NCI and outside parties who request additional information on partnering opportunities;
  • Other duties as pertaining to intellectual property management and technology transfer.

Qualification

  • An advanced degree in at least one of the following areas: the sciences, law, business, economics, or public health. All candidates must have a background in the sciences.
  • Have received most current degree within the last 8 years.
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident (must hold green card) eligible for citizenship within 4 years;
  • Excellent writing and speaking skills.

To Apply

Submit a copy of your resume or CV, a statement of interest explaining why you are interested in the TTC fellowship program, and two letters of recommendation by one of the following means: E-mail to: kgriffin@mail.nih.gov Fax to: Attention: TTC Fellowship Coordinator (fax#240-276-5504); or Mail to: Attention: TTC Fellowship Coordinator Technology Transfer Center National Cancer Institute 9609 Medical Center Drive, RM 1E-530, MSC 9702, Rockville, MD 20852

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