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TTC Fellowship Program


Federal employment opportunities, including technology transfer positions, are listed online at usajobs.  A web site at NIH consolidates some of the postings from USAJOBS.

The TTC has fellowship opportunities available to qualified candidates in the field of technology transfer. This Fellowship starts with your science, legal, and/or business background to create a new competency in technology transfer, preparing you for technology transfer positions within academia, industry, or the federal government.

Candidate Responsibilities

Negotiator (Rockville or Frederick, MD Offices)

  • 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
  • Opportunities to work up to 50% time 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

Combined Negotiator and Marketing (Frederick, MD Office only)

  • This fellowship opportunity is designed to develop the unique skills associated with both negotiating technology transfer agreements and marketing a large portfolio. Approximately 50% time will be dedicated to each function;
  • The Negotiator responsibilities described above;
  • Working on marketing strategies/campaigns and descriptive marketing advertisements to attract research partners, and generating leads for technologies;
  • Developing comprehensive understanding of technology portfolio in order to serve as subject matter expert;
  • Advising intramural researchers on technology development strategies;
  • Monitoring responses to marketing campaigns and develop business relationships with company business development sources;
  • Acting as one of the liaisons between the NCI and outside parties requesting additional information on collaborative/partnering opportunities

Minimum Requirements 

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


Stipends are determined by the level of education and number of years of post-graduate experience, and change year-to-year. Starting stipends are higher with relevant work experience in technology transfer and/or additional, applicable degrees. Stipends are paid monthly in arrears. Health benefits are provided. Annual stipend increases may be given on the Fellow's anniversary date. 

How to Apply

Note: The TTC has offices in Rockville, MD and Frederick, MD. Applicants should indicate the position(s) and location(s) of interest in their application. 

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
  • Fax to: Attention: TTC Fellowship Coordinator (fax#240-276-5504)
  • Mail to:
    • Attention: TTC Fellowship Coordinator 
      Technology Transfer Center 
      National Cancer Institute 
      9609 Medical Center Drive, RM 1E-530, MSC 9702
      Rockville, MD 20852
Tuesday, May 15, 2018