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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:

  • o    Negotiating confidential disclosure agreements, material transfer agreements, clinical trial agreements, cooperative research and development agreements (CRADAs), and other technology transfer agreements for NIAID
  • o    Reviewing new inventions reported by NIAID or CDC scientists for potential patenting or licensing
  • o    Analyzing an NIAID or CDC patent portfolio and making recommendations on portfolio management
  • o    Reviewing licenses to NIAID or CDC patents or proprietary materials and negotiating license terms in partnership with a federal employee
  • o    Analyzing NIAID or CDC patent portfolios to identify marketing opportunities and strategies
  • o    Other activities related to technology transfer and intellectual property

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.

Candidate Requirements

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.

To Apply

Applications must be submitted to ORISE directly (Technology Transfer Fellowship Program Opportunity).

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Education Requirement:
Master's or doctoral degree in the relevant fields
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