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TTC Fellowship Program

The mission of the DHHS/NIH/NCI Technology Transfer Center (TTC) is to facilitate partnerships between external organizations and the research laboratories of the NCI and nine other NIH institutes and centers. The TTC has fellowship opportunities available to qualified candidates in the fast-growing field of technology transfer. The fellowships provide an opportunity to apply a science, legal or business background to a career in technology transfer, and create a new competency. The fellowship can prepare you for technology transfer positions within academia, industry, or the federal government. Other federal employment opportunities, including technology transfer positions, are listed online at usajobs.  

Technology Transfer Fellowship --- Marketing and Business Development (Rockville, MD Office) 

TTC’s Invention Development and Marketing Unit (IDMU) is specifically dedicated to de-risking early-stage technologies and marketing (market analysis, outreach, education, communication) these opportunities to potential collaborators and licensees. This Fellowship within the IDMU prepares the Fellow for marketing and business development positions in technology transfer offices within universities, industry or the federal government. These Fellowship positions will be stationed at the TTC office in Rockville, MD.

This fellowship opportunity is designed to develop the unique skills associated with marketing a large patent portfolio within a technology transfer office.

Candidate will be responsible for:
  • Working on and creating marketing strategies/campaigns and descriptive marketing advertisements to attract research partners, and generate leads for technologies;
  • Developing comprehensive understanding of a portfolio in order to serve as a subject matter expert;
  • Advising intramural researchers on technology development strategies;
  • Participating in identifying inventions for submission into the invention development program;
  • Participate in the development of inventions to de-risk them toward out-licensing;
  • Monitoring responses to marketing campaigns and developing business relationships with company business developmentsources;
  • Acting as one of the liaisons between the NCI and outside parties requesting additional information on collaborative/partneringopportunities.

The candidate may be able to gain familiarity with the following technology transfer and licensing duties:

  • Drafting and negotiating Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs) for NCI scientists and their industrial/academic researchpartners;
  • Planning and negotiating Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs), Clinical Trial Agreements (CTAs) and other technology transfer agreements.
Minimum Requirements
  • An advanced degree (M.S., Ph.D., M.D., J.D.) in the sciences, law, business, economics, or public health required. All candidates must have a background in thesciences;
  • Have received most current degree within the last 8years;
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident (must hold green card) eligible for citizenship within 4years;
  • Excellent writing and speaking skills.

Technology Transfer Fellowship Negotiator (Rockville or Frederick, MD offices)

TTC Negotiating Fellows engage NCI scientists, guide the invention reporting process, promote research partnerships with NCI scientists, manage the patenting and licensing of NCI technologies and execute technology transfer agreements. This experience prepares the Fellow for technology transfer positions within universities, industry or the federal government. The TTC has offices in Rockville and Frederick, MD; applicants should indicate the location(s) of interest in their application. 

Candidate will be responsible for:
  • Drafting and negotiating Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs) for NCI scientists and their industrial/academic research partners;
  • Drafting and negotiating licenses for NCI technologies;
  • Planning and negotiating Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs), Clinical Trial Agreements (CTAs) and other technology transfer agreements;
  • Managing patent prosecution of inventions and overseeing patent related issues for NCI scientists;
  • Developing technology transfer educational programs for scientists;
  • Working with TTC's Invention Development and Marketing Unit, NCI researchers and outside parties to help foster commercialization of technologies and collaborative/partnering opportunities;
  • Other duties as pertaining to intellectual property management and technology transfer.
Minimum Requirements
  • An advanced degree in 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.  

Stipends are determined by the level of education and number of years of experience post-graduation. Starting stipends for those with no experience are: Master's degree $41,200; Ph.D. $54,600. 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.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and positions are filled as they become available.

To apply to the NCI TTC Fellowship Program:

Submit a copy of your resume or CV, a statement of interest explaining why you are interested in the TTC fellowship program, and two recommendation letters by one of the following:

  • 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. 1E530 MSC 9702, Bethesda, MD 20892

DHHS/NIH/NCI are Equal Opportunity Employers. 

Updated
Monday, November 18, 2019