Job Overview


Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American!  At the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) you can give back to your community, state, and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere.  It is the principal agency for protecting the health of citizens.  Join HHS and help to make our world healthier, safer, and better for all Americans.

This position is located in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH), Office of the Center Director (OCD), in Silver Spring, MD.

Who May Apply:  Open to all United States Citizens.

This announcement may be used to fill multiple positions in multiple locations.


The incumbent performs special assignments involving complex issues related to the organization’s scientific programs, strategies and activities. Manages the implementation of major organization programs and initiatives. One of the organization major initiatives is establishing partnerships to work collaboratively. These collaborations involve the establishment of specific types of agreements that are considered to be technology transfer tools.  Technology transfer refers to the processes involved in facilitating the transfer of expertise, technology, materials, equipment, and intellectual property. He/she advises and consults with appropriate staff and principal investigators (PIs), determining partnership tools, fostering communication, and providing oversight through the many phases of collaboration.  Represents the organization and provide process management for the Cooperative Research Agreements (CRADAs), including patent and invention reports, under the authority provided by the Federal Technology Transfer Act of 1987 (FTTA) and the National Technology Transfer Act of 1995.  These agreements are national and international in scope.  The incumbent serves as primary point of contact to the organization on discipline-related boards such as the National Research Council Laboratory Consortium in order to facilitate the development of technology transfer agreements. Make presentations to academia and professional organizations to develop new partnerships and determine the processes to share scientific talent and intellectual property.