Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Technology Transfer Fellowship at NIAID
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) is seeking qualified applicants for the Technology Transfer Fellowship Program in the Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property Office (TTIPO). The program enables individuals to complement their scientific and/or legal background with experience in technology transfer.
About the Program
The NIAID Technology Transfer Fellowship Program in TTIPO provides an opportunity to learn about the policies and laws that drive technology transfer at NIH and develop the skills for a career in technology transfer. TTIPO has primary responsibility for the technology transfer function of NIAID. This includes negotiating agreements to enable NIAID access to research resources (e.g., through material or information exchange and collaboration), protecting the government's rights in new inventions through patenting, and negotiating licenses to advance development and commercialization of NIAID discoveries. Currently, NIAID is also providing patenting and licensing service to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Under the guidance of a mentor, NIAID Technology Transfer Fellows will be trained in activities such as the following:
This program, which is administered by Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and NIAID. The initial appointment is for one year, but the appointment may be renewed up to a total of three years. The appointment is full time at NIAID in the Rockville, MD, area.
Candidates must have received a master's or doctoral degree in the relevant fields within five years of the appointment start date and must be U.S. citizens.
Stipend rates are established and non-negotiable. Stipends are reported to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service as fellowship awards; however, no federal income taxes will be withheld. Stipends are paid monthly.
1st year stipend rate: $58,980 annually
2nd year stipend rate: $64,800 annually
3rd year stipend rate: $72,000 annually
Health insurance premiums are covered for individuals or families, as appropriate. An annual travel and training allowance of $2,500 each is established for each participant, for a total of $5,000 annually. Travel and training funds are interchangeable as necessary.
Length of Appointment
ORISE Technology Transfer Fellowship Program support may be requested for a period of one year, with renewal possible every year for a total of three years.
Applications must be submitted to ORISE directly (Technology Transfer Fellowship Program Opportunity).
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