Supervisory Technology Transfer & Patent Specialist
National Cancer Institute
June 14, 2018
$134,789 to $164,200 per year
Full Time - Experienced
4 Year Degree
TTC is seeking exceptional, dynamic candidates for the position of Director, Technology Transfer Center (TTC) of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH). The NCI is the principal cancer research agency of the Federal government and for carrying out the National Cancer Program. TTC serves as the focal point for providing authoritative advice, guidance, and assistance on developing and managing intellectual property, registering and managing patents, negotiating terms of agreements for technology transfer, and managing and administering licenses and royalties. The TTC is responsible for implementing Federal technology transfer statutes for NCI, and for other NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) supported through TTC’s service center. For more information about the TTC, please use the following link: https://techtransfer.cancer.gov/.
The Director, TTC leads a team of over 70 employees, fellows and contractors who provide the full range of technology transfer services to scientists at the NCI and other institutes supported through its service center. These services include negotiating Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs), Clinical Trial Agreements, and other agreements for transfer of research material and data. In addition, TTC evaluates inventions, selectively seeks patent protection, and negotiates licenses to translate discoveries to products to improve public health.
EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: Successful completion of a 4 year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a Bachelor's degree or graduate/higher level degree with a major field of study in an academic field related to the medical field, health sciences, or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position.
IN ADDITION TO THE EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS, YOU MUST ALSO MEET THE FOLLOWING: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service that demonstrates your ability to: providing leadership and direction on all matters related to the development and management of technology transfer, intellectual property, patenting and licensing for a biomedical research organization; negotiating agreements for clinical trials, transfers of research materials, and exchange of confidential information; developing and implementing technology transfer initiatives, strategic partnerships and alliances, and new polices for the transfer of technologies to advance science and public health; advising on matter involving domestic and foreign patent rights, polices and procedures.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
About National Cancer Institute
The National Cancer Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is the federal government's principal agency for cancer research and training. NCI’s mission is to lead, conduct, and support cancer research across the nation to advance scientific knowledge and help all people to live longer, healthier lives. NCI’s scope of work spans a broad spectrum of cancer research across a variety of disciplines and supports research training opportunities at career stages across the academic continuum.
The NCI Technology Transfer Center (TTC) excels in customer service! TTC facilitates partnerships between external organizations and the research laboratories of the NCI and nine other NIH institutes and centers. The TTC is comprised of professionals with diverse legal, scientific, and business/marketing expertise, and most have doctorate-level technical and/or legal training. Our team of technology transfer, invention development, and marketing specialists will apply their specialized training to help you in invention reporting, patenting, patent strategy, executing technology transfer agreements, translational development, and marketing.