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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. **


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.