TTC’s Invention Development and Marketing Unit (IDMU) is specifically dedicated to de-risking early-stage technologies and marketing (market analysis, outreach, education, communication) these opportunities to potential collaborators and licensees. This Fellowship within the IDMU prepares the Fellow for marketing and business development positions in industry and finance, as well technology transfer-related positions within universities or the federal government. These Fellowship positions will be stationed at the TTC office in Rockville, MD.
This fellowship opportunity is designed to develop the unique skills associated with marketing a large patent portfolio within a technology transfer office.
Candidate will be responsible for:
- Working on and creating marketing strategies/campaigns and descriptive marketing advertisements to attract research partners, and generate contacts for technologies;
- Developing comprehensive understanding of a portfolio in order to serve as a subject matter expert;
- Advising Tech Transfer Managers and intramural researchers on technology development strategies;
- Participating in competitive landscape and technology analysis of inventions for the Invention Development Program;
- Participate in strategies to de-risk inventions available for out-licensing;
- Monitoring responses to marketing campaigns and developing business relationships with company business development sources;
- Serving as a liaison between the NCI and outside parties requesting information on partnering/licensing opportunities;
- The candidate may be able to gain familiarity with other technology transfer and licensing duties.
- All candidates must have a background in the life sciences and an advanced degree (M.S., M.B.A. Ph.D., M.D., J.D.) in the life sciences, business, economics, or public health;
- Have received most current degree within the last eight years;
- U.S. citizen or permanent resident (must hold green card) eligible for citizenship within four years;
- Excellent writing and speaking skills.
Stipends are determined by the level of education and number of years of experience post-graduation and technology transfer. Starting stipends for those with no experience are: Master’s degree $42,600; Ph.D. $56,500. Starting stipends are higher with relevant work experience in technology transfer and/or additional, applicable degrees. Stipends are paid monthly in arrears. Health benefits are provided. Annual stipend increases may be given on the Fellow’s anniversary date.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and positions are filled as they become available.
To apply to the NCI TTC Fellowship Program for Marketing and Invention Development:
Please submit a copy of your resume or CV, a statement of interest explaining why you are interested in the TTC fellowship program, and two letters of recommendation by email
DHHS/NIH/NCI are Equal Opportunity Employers.