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This position is located in Division of Technology Transfer and Development (DTDT), Office of Technology Transfer (OTT). The OTT was established by the NIH to implement the requirements of the federal Technology Transfer Act of 1986 (FTTA), and related legislation, in recognition that the public good and U.S. Industrial competitiveness can be substantially enhanced if inventions made by Federal laboratories are commercially developed into products. Designed as the lead agency for technology transfer for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the NIH, through OTT, provides policy and technology leadership on all aspects of technology transfer activities and programs at the NIH and other agencies of the Department. For more information, visit

The ideal candidate will have a finance or accounting background along with demonstrated experience working with contracts, strong attention to detail, and the ability to work well with a team. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are a must as well as comfort with learning new software applications and systems. The ideal candidate will also be able to multi-task and be flexible enough to meet changing deadlines or deliverables. Auditing experience is a plus.

** 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. **


Major Duties:

  • Administer post-execution license agreements for royalty monitoring and compliance.
  • Serve as a liaison to the CDC by providing standard administrative and technical coordination of the CDC royalty income program.
  • Receive and maintain files of license agreements to ensure that each party to the agreement is fulfilling all financial obligations.
  • Review the content of licenses to determine the proper royalties due by licensee and ensure the accuracy of terms.
  • Maintain active computerized database files used to track agreements and payment status.
  • Perform financial desk audits on assigned licenses to ensure the accuracy of records.
  • Analyze and clarify various royalty program functions and resolve conventional problems and issues in areas relating to operations.