Are you an exceptional candidate who can provide leadership to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the areas of technology transfer?
The NIH is a component of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), which has a nationwide responsibility for improving the health and well-being of all Americans. As the world’s largest medical research facility, NIH comprises 27 institutes and centers (ICs), including the NIH Clinical Center, an on-site research hospital.
The NIH Office of Intramural Research (OIR), within the Office of the Director (OD) seeks an outstanding individual to serve as director of its Office of Technology Transfer (OTT). The OTT provides support to the technology transfer functions of the NIH ICs that manage the patenting and licensing of inventions made by scientists in the NIH intramural research program. The OTT is responsible for negotiating amendments to these licenses and for patent license enforcement activities. The OTT also manages the administration of royalties ($78 million in FY2019), which are distributed to inventors, to ICs where the inventions were made, and to co-inventors under Inter-Institutional Agreements. OTT manages multiple Information and Technology (IT) systems that track the NIH invention lifecycle, including data and documentation workflows. The OTT also manages the docketing of all patent correspondence from contract law firms, receiving and processing new invention disclosures, marketing of NIH licensing opportunities, central reporting of NIH-wide technology transfer data, and training in the use of the centralized database.
The Director of OTT has overall responsibility for strategic and tactical operational planning and financial management for the OTT. The Director of OTT reports to the Deputy Director for Intramural Research, NIH. Further details about OTT can be found at https://www.ott.nih.gov. The salary range for this position in a Metropolitan D.C. locality is $142,701 to $170,800. To apply online, please keep an eye out for the USA JOBS link, which will be provided in the near future. HHS and NIH are equal opportunity employers.
About National Institutes of Health
The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the nation's medical research agency making important discoveries that improve health and save lives. NIH is the largest source of funding for medical research in the world, creating hundreds of thousands of high-quality jobs by funding thousands of scientists in universities and research institutions in every state across America and around the globe. NIH is made up of 27 Institutes and Centers, each with a specific research agenda, often focusing on particular diseases or body systems. The NIH main campus is located in Bethesda, MD