The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property Office (TTIPO) is seeking motivated applicants with a strong scientific background and excellent communication skills for the NIAID Technology Transfer Fellowship Program (TTFP).
Why should I apply? Take advantage of this opportunity to learn about the policies and laws that drive technology transfer at NIH and develop skills for a career in technology transfer. The TTFP will prepare Fellows for technology transfer positions within universities, industry, or the government (with most former Fellows becoming federal employees).
What will I be doing? Fellows in the NIAID TTFP will be mentored on how NIAID:
- Reviews inventions reported by NIAID or CDC scientists for potential patenting, licensing, and/or marketing.
- Negotiates confidential disclosure agreements, material transfer agreements, clinical trial agreements, cooperative research and development agreements, and other technology transfer agreements for NIAID.
- Negotiates licenses for NIAID and CDC technologies and monitors licenses for compliance.
- Manages a portfolio of patent applications, issued patents and other forms of intellectual property.
- Promotes collaborations with academia, industry, nonprofits, and government agencies.
Where will I be located?
Appointments may result in a virtual placement due to COVID-19 impacts.
What are the benefits? Fellows in the NIAID TTFP receive the following benefits:
- A one year appointment that may be renewed up to three years
o 1st year stipend rate: $58,980 annually
o 2nd year stipend rate: $64,800 annually
o 3rd year stipend rate: $72,000 annually
- Health Insurance Supplement
- A training and travel allowance of $5,000 is established for each participant annually.