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Job Title:  Technology License Monitoring & Enforcement Specialist
Department:  Department Of Health And Human Services
Agency:  National Institutes of Health
Job Announcement Number:  NIH-OD-DE-13-880993

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$74,872.00 to $115,742.00 / Per Year
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 to Sunday, May 19, 2013
Full Time - Term NTE 13 months
1 vacancy in the following location:
Montgomery County, MD United StatesView Map
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.The ideal candidate for this position will have experience in technology transfer, either in the area of biomedical technology patenting and licensing or in biomedical business development or biomedical product Research and Development.  We are especially interested in candidates with scientific training, business interests, and / or work experience in the areas of infectious diseases, biotechnology and /or public health; experience negotiating licenses or other contractual agreements or leading /serving on product development or business development teams would be highly desirable.   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. **


  • U.S. Citizenship requirement met by closing date.
  • Position is subject to a background investigation.
  • This is a Term appointment.


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As a Technology License Monitoring and Enforcement Specialist, some of the duties will include the following:

  • Managing a portfolio of licenses agreements to assure compliance by licensees, including the submission of commerical development and licensed product sales report.
  • Developing appropriate action(s), with appropriate approvals, to undertake with non-compliant licensees or lincensees disputing license terms.
  • Interpreting complex written materials that describe scientific concepts, business plans, financial statements or legal arguments-- in order to evaluate make recommendation, make decision , or further  communicate about such matters to colleagues, supervisor, and customers.
  • Investigating cases of alleged infringement of NIH patents and undertaking appropriate action(s) to license such infringers.


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Basic Requirement: To qualify for the Technology License Monitoring & Enforcement Specialist you must have a degree with a major in an academic field related to the health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position. AND

To  quality for this position at the GS-12 level ,you must  demonstrate in your resume one year of qualifying 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.  OR

To  qualify for this position at the GS-13 level, you must  demonstrate in your resume one year of qualifying experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks:   providing advice and assistance in resolving complex problems related to technology transfer licensing; analyzing technology transfer license applications for suitability to develop products and making recommendations regarding their acceptance or rejection; preparing technology transfer license application justifications and related supporting material; and participating in negotiations related to technology transfer licenses. 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; however, official transcripts will be required prior to receiving an official offer.  Click here for information on Foreign Education .  If you are currently or were previously in this occupation series you do not need to submit transcripts. Instead, submit an SF-50 showing the appointment in this occupational series.

Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with Selective Service.


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.

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 ET of the closing date,  Sunday, May 19, 2013, to be considered.


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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.

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, 880993. 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.

      NOTE: Faxing paper applications will overwrite your prior online application responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

      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

      We encourage you to verify that your application is complete. Log into your USAJOBS account,, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.


      The following information must be received by 11:59pm ET on the closing date of the announcement, Sunday, May 19, 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.


      Kim L. Farmer
      Phone: (301)443-3358
      Agency Information:
      National Institutes of Health
      2115 E Jefferson St
      Bethesda, MD


      Within 15 business days of the closing date, Sunday, May 19, 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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