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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

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$62,476.00 to $81,204.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Saturday, October 27, 2012 to Tuesday, November 06, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0601-11

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Rockville, MD United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

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)

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • 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:

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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:

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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.

AND

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. 

OR

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;

OR

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.

Click here to view vacancy questions: View Assessment Questions

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.


BENEFITS:

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The federal government offers a comprehensive benefits package including vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.  For more information, check out New Employee Benefits at NIH and OPM's Employee Benefits Information.

OTHER INFORMATION:

 

We are unable to pay relocation expenses.

 

A one-year probationary period may be required upon selection/ placement.

 

If selected, you will be required to complete an Office of Technology Transfer Disclosure Agreement and a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE Form 450 to determine if a conflict or an appearance of a conflict exists between your financial interest and your prospective position with the agency. This information is required annually.

 

PHS Commissioned Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps should also apply online to this announcement in order to receive consideration.

 

Additional selections may be made through this vacancy announcement.  The National Institutes of Health participates in the USCIS Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program ( E-Verify ).  E-Verify helps employers determine employment eligibility of new hires and the validity of their Social Security numbers.  The NIH maintains a tobacco free work environment and campus .



HOW TO APPLY:

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Submission of a resume alone IS NOT a complete application.   You must provide a complete online Application Package which includes:

  • Your Resume (Please provide sufficient details in your resume to enable us to determine if you meet the requirement for qualifying experience (as stated in the Qualifications section) and to support your answers to the online questionnaire.   Providing insufficient details in your resume may result in a lower or ineligible rating.)  
  • A complete Assessment Questionnaire, View Assessment Questions.
  • Other required supporting documents (See the Required Documents section for any additional forms and/or supplemental materials required.)
  • If you would prefer to submit a Curriculum Vitae (CV) for consideration, you may submit a skeletal online resume and Fax your CV.   Submission of a resume/CV alone IS NOT a complete application.   You must complete the online questionnaire that will appear when you begin your application on USAJOBS.   (See the Required Documents section for any additional forms and/or supplemental materials required.)

To begin the online application process, click the "Apply Online" button at the bottom of this screen to log in to your existing USAJOBS account or to create an account if you do not already have one.

  • Follow the prompts to complete the Assessment Questionnaire. Please ensure you click the "Submit My Answers" button at the end of the process.
  • To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, you must use the fax coversheet found at http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf .    Include the vacancy announcement number for the job to which you are applying, 754291.   Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you have questions or require reasonable accommodation during the application process,  please contact the HR staff member listed below.   If you cannot apply online, these are the steps to follow:

  1. Click the following link to view and print the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire, View Occupational Questionnaire.
  2. Print this 1203-FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf.
  3. In Section 25 of the Occupational Questionnaire, you may notice that the numbering restarts with number one. When entering your responses on the 1203-FX form please continue to enter your responses on the next available number within this section. The numbers on the 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire once it restarts with number one. This issue has been identified and will be resolved as soon as possible.
  4. Fax the completed 1203-FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203-FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

If you have difficulties with hearing and are seeking assistance, please call a relay operator at 1-800-735-2258 or visit Maryland Relay or AT&T Relay.

For technical difficulties, contact HR Systems Support between 8 AM and 4:30 PM ET Monday through Friday at 301-451-1436 or hrsystemssupport@mail.nih.gov.

Additional Information on How to Apply

Information on Reasonable Accommodation

To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select "My Applications", and click on the "more information" link under the application status for this position.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following information must be received by 11:59pm on the closing date of the announcement, Tuesday, November 06, 2012.  

  1. Resume via USAJOBS.
  2. Responses to online questionnaire.
  3. If applicable, supporting documentation (including DD214 to support Veterans' Employment, CTAP/ICTAP, Schedule A, or other information requested in the announcement such as transcripts). To ensure your information is secure, please block out any Social Security numbers (SSNs). Clean copies may be requested if you are hired.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Bre anna M. Stanley
Phone: (301)496-9170
Email: STANLEYBM@MAIL.NIH.GOV
Agency Information:
National Institutes of Health
2115 E Jefferson St
Bethesda, MD
20892

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Within 15 business days of the closing date, Tuesday, November 06, 2012, you may check your status online at USAJOBS We will update your status after each key stage in the application process has been completed.

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Job Announcement Number:

NIH-OD-DE-13-754291

Control Number:

330001100