Job Title:Technology Licencising Specialist -OD-DE
Department:Department Of Health And Human Services
Agency:National Institutes of Health
Job Announcement Number:NIH-OD-DE-13-754291
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/ Per Year|
|Saturday, October 27, 2012 to
Tuesday, November 06, 2012|
SERIES & GRADE:
|Full Time -
|1 vacancy in the following location:|
Rockville, MD United StatesView Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
|United States Citizens |
The NIH is the premier biomedical research center for the world. Its 27 Institutes and Centers employ approximately 18,000 employees doing a vast array of jobs, all supporting efforts for a healthy nation. For information on the NIH mission, goals, and Institutes and Centers, visit NIH Overview.
As part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) mission to support biomedical research and reduce the burden of illness worldwide, the NIH Roadmap Initiative outlines the need to position the NIH to address the evolving public health challenges of the 21st Century and to enhance public-private partnerships. To support this mission, the NIH Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) is working to address global health challenges by facilitating the transfer of technologies to people around the world.
If you are an exceptionally talented, knowledgeable and motivated individual, AND you want to play a significant role in this dynamic organization, then consider joining the Division of Technology Development and Transfer (DTDT), Office of Technology Transfer (OTT). The OTT offers career-enhancing opportunities through challenging work assignments, exciting special projects, and exceptional professional training. To learn more about OTT, please visit http://www.ott.nih.gov/about_nih/about.aspx.
This position is located in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Office of the Director (OD), Office Intramural Research (OIR), Office of Technology Transfer (OTT)
- U.S. Citizenship requirement met by closing date.
- Position is subject to a background investigation.
- This position has an education requirement - transcripts are required
DUTIES:Back to top
As a Technology Licensing Specialist, you will work with a highly educated and motivated group dedicated to evaluating the patentability of inventions, conducting commercial patent license and other technology transfer negotiations and managing patent prosecution. Your duties include but are not limited to the following:
- Handles Inquiries, including providing basic information on intellectual property status and availability of technologies for licensing, from companies seeking to license technologies that fit their business plans after consultation.
- Assists the Monitoring and Enforcement Branch, Division, in basic monitoring compliance of licenses with guidelines established by enabling statutes and/or executive policies.
- Prepare analytical, evaluative state-of-the-art assessments on the commercial potential of inventions through a thorough review of highly specialized information from patent applications, inventors, companies, and publicly available materials.
- Provides initial review of license applications from companies, analyze product development proposals, and use knowledge of the marketplace to assess applicant's suitability to develop products.
- Negotiates basic or less complex licenses for intramural inventions, whether associated with intellectual property or not (i.e., biological materials), and for inventions resulting from CRADAs.
- Negotiates contents of exclusive ( such cases are handled only with direct input from supervisor or in tandem with experienced licensing managers e.g, GS-13, GS-14)and nonexclusive license agreements, including royalty terms, performance and product development benchmarks, and modification from model agreements, consistent with government regulations and NIH policy.
- Manages domestic and foreign patent prosecution on associated technologies through regular communication with inventors, NIH contract law firm personnel, and IC/FDA technology transfer staff, as appropriate.
- Communicate and facilitate the transfer of information regarding technology transfer matters to and from technology transfer staff at the NIH ICs and the FDA.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
Education Requirement: You must have degree in a major study in an academic field related to the health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position.
Additional Qualifications: you must have one year of qualifying experience equivalent to at least the GS-9 level in the Federal Government obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks: researching technology transfer licensing requirements and preparing reports of findings; responding to routine technical inquiries regarding technology transfer licensing; reviewing documents related to technology transfer license agreements for completeness and compliance with basic requirements; and compiling information for briefing reports related to technology transfer licensing issues.
Three (3) years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree, or have completed a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in a related field;
A combination of graduate education and experience that meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position. View Assessment Questions
This position has an education requirement. You must submit a copy of your transcripts (or a list of your courses including titles, credit hours completed and grades). Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package. If you are currently or were previously in this occupation series you do not need to submit transcripts at time of application. Instead, submit an SF-50 showing the appointment in this occupational series for qualification purposes. Official transcripts will be required from all selectees prior to receiving an official offer. Click here for information on Foreign Education
Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with Selective Service.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
If you meet the minimum qualifications for this position, your application and responses to the online questionnaire will be evaluated under Category Rating and Selection procedures for placement in one of the following categories:
- Best Qualified for those who are superior in the evaluation criteria
- Well Qualified for those who excel in the evaluation criteria
- Qualified for those who only meet the minimum qualification requirements
Candidates determined to be Best Qualified will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. The Category Rating Process does not add veterans' preference points, but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category.
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If you are a veteran, CTAP or ICTAP eligible, or an individual with a disability, please refer to the following links for additional information and required documents:
All such documents MUST be received by 11:59pm of the closing date, Tuesday, November 06, 2012, to be considered.