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Job Title:  Technology Licensing Specialist-OD-MP
Department:  Department Of Health And Human Services
Agency:  National Institutes of Health
Job Announcement Number:  NIH-OD-MP-13-874381

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$62,467.00 to $97,333.00 / Per Year
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 to Sunday, April 28, 2013
Full Time - Term NTE 13 Months
1 vacancy in the following location:
Rockville, MD United StatesView Map
Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)


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:


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)


** This is a Term position and can be extended without further competition up to a total of 4 years.  Term appointments do not confer competitive status.


  • Time in grade met within 30 days of closing date.
  • Position is subject to a background investigation.
  • Status Candidates must submit a SF-50
  • This is a Term appointment.


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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:

  • Handle 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.
  • Assist 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.
  • Provide 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.
  • Negotiate 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.
  • Negotiate contents of exclusive (with experienced licensing managers) and nonexclusive license agreements, including royalty terms, performance and product development benchmarks, and modification based on model agreements, consistent with government regulations and NIH policy.
  • Manage 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


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Basic Requirement: A degree with a major in an academic field related to the health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position.

To qualify for the GS-11: 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 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.

To qualify for the GS-12: You must demonstrate in your resume at least 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks:
responding to inquiries regarding the legal and regulatory requirements related to technology transfer licensing; reviewing technology transfer license agreement documents for sufficiency regarding method and techniques, justifications, and similar matters; reviewing reports of technology transfer licensees to determine adherence to performance measures; and researching information regarding the potential of technology license applicants to develop and/or market inventions.

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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; however, official transcripts will be required 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.


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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.


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.


We are unable to pay relocation expenses.


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


A newly appointed or reappointed employee may receive service credit for prior work experience or active duty uniformed service that otherwise would not be creditable for the purpose of determining his or her annual leave accrual rate. All creditable service must be directly related to the duties of the position being filled and decisions to allow for such credit must be finalized prior to the selectee’s entrance on duty. The use of this service credit incentive is at the discretion of the selecting official and service credit is granted only for a position deemed hard-to-fill.


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.


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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 .    Include the vacancy announcement number for the job to which you are applying, 874381.   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
  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

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.


The following information must be received by 11:59pm ET on the closing date of the announcement, Sunday, April 28, 2013.

  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.
  4. If submitting a copy of your Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50), or equivalent, submit one that shows the effective date of your current position and the full performance level. You may obtain a copy of your SF-50 from your HR Office or, if you are an HHS employee, from eOPF. If you have separated from Federal Government employment, you may obtain a copy of your SF-50 via: Federal Records Center, National Archives and Records Administration, 111 Winnebago Street, St. Louis, MO 63118-4126 or Email CPR, or visit the National Archives Website.


Tatiana G. Credidio
Phone: (301)496-5622
Agency Information:
National Institutes of Health
2115 E Jefferson St
Bethesda, MD


Within 15 business days of the closing date, Sunday, April 28, 2013, 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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