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Business Development and Marketing Fellowship

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TTC's Technology Analysis and Marketing Unit (TAMU) is specifically dedicated to evaluating technologies and conducting market analysis and outreach. The Unit educates and communicates collaboration and licensing opportunities to potential partners and stakeholders. 

This Fellowship opportunity prepares the Fellow for a career in business development, financial analysis, or marketing in the biomedical industry. It is designed to develop the unique skills associated with analyzing (technically and commercially) and marketing a large patent portfolio within a technology transfer office. 


  • Conducting technology analysis and competitive landscape of inventions. 
  • Serving as a business development liaison between the NCI and outside parties requesting guidance and information on partnering/licensing opportunities. 
  • Creating and executing marketing strategies and campaigns to attract research partners and generate qualified contacts for specific technologies.
  • Advising Technology Transfer Managers and intramural researchers on technology development and marketing strategies. 
  • Engaging intramural researchers to build business cases for technologies.
  • Marketing technologies and the advantages of partnering with the NIH though conferences and webinars.
  • Strategizing and executing digital marketing campaigns to include social media and email marketing.
  • Developing and facilitating  relationships with biohealth stakeholders.
  • Project management of, and responsibility for, mutually agreed-upon initiatives.

Minimum Requirements

  • All candidates must have a background in the life sciences and a degree in the life sciences, business, economics, or public health
  • 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 experience post-graduation and technology transfer. Starting stipends for those with no experience are: Bachelor's degree $41,700; Master's degree $48,600; Ph.D. $63,900.

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

Email the following Ruth Simpkins at

Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

HHS/NIH/NCI are Equal Opportunity Employers.

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