Job Opportunity: Technology Development Specialist Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property Office, NIAID

Kim Petrie
September 10, 2013

The technology development specialist will be responsible for advising on and performing the full range of support services that facilitate the transfer of new technologies and research materials, particularly to the private sector, for further research or commercial development as appropriate.  The specialist provides advice, guidance, and assistance to NIAID staff on issues relating to collaborative and other agreements, inventions, patents, licenses, royalties, and other technology transfer matters. The specialist also assists with reviews, drafts, and negotiations of technology transfer agreements for intramural laboratories and extramural branches in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, and federal and NIAID and NIH policies.

 Requirements: Applicants must be U.S. citizens who have successfully completed a full four-year course of study in an accredited college or university that included a major field of study in an academic field related to the health sciences or allied sciences, appropriate to the work of the position. In addition, applicants must meet at least one of the following criteria:

1. Demonstrate in resume at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 level in the federal government, obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks: assisting staff in resolving routine issues on intellectual property and/or technology transfer; making minor modifications or adaptations to established methods, procedures, or techniques; gathering information for use in developing responses to routine inquiries; drafting documents to explain scientific or other findings; assisting in preparing portions of briefing reports relating to routine technology transfer; participating in meetings to advise on and respond to specific, routine questions regarding technology transfer; and interacting with individuals within an organization to provide information and/or to coordinate activities

2. Have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, if related

3. Have three full years of related, progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree

4. Have equivalent combinations of related graduate education and qualifying experience

Please access the detailed vacancy announcement for mandatory qualifications requirements and application procedures at beginning September 14, 2013. Applications are due by no later than 11:59 p.m. on September 27, 2013.  Vacancy announcement number: NIH-NIAID-DE-13-950998 (U.S. citizens).  Salary: $62,467 - $81,204 (annually), commensurate with experience.  Benefits: A full civil service package of benefits is available, including retirement; health, life, and long-term care insurance; annual and sick leave; and thrift savings plan (401K equivalent).  Learn more about NIAID and how you can play a role in this exciting and dynamic research organization: Visit us on the Web ; subscribe to email updates at; follow us on Twitter; follow us on LinkedIn; like us on Facebook.  DHHS, NIH, and NIAID are proud to be equal opportunity employers.