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Cancer Research Training Awards: Metrics & Marketing Tracks

Fellowship Opportunities in Technology Transfer - Metrics and Marketing

The DHHS, NIH, NCI Technology Transfer Center (TTC) has fellowship opportunities available to qualified candidates in the technology transfer metrics and marketing fields. These fellowship opportunities let you combine your science background with a new career in technology transfer metrics or marketing. Metrics candidates must possess a degree in the life sciences; a business, economics, or public health degree desirable. An advanced degree in the life sciences is required for the Marketing fellowship; marketing experience desirable.

The TTC is responsible for promoting and negotiating research partnerships between NCI scientists and outside parties such as biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies which allow federally funded research discoveries to be further developed and commercialized.

Metrics candidate will:

  • Develop methods to capture and measure outcomes metrics for technology transfer agreements, especially for Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs);
  • Generate statistics and reports highlighting the success of technology transfer at NCI;
  • Collect final scientific reports from NCI scientists on completed CRADAs and write “success stories” based on the information gathered;
  • Liaise between TTC and the NIH Office of Technology Transfer for license abstracts;
  • Collect and report on office accomplishments.

Marketing candidate will:

  • Write CRADA opportunity advertisements aimed at Business Development Executives;
  • Network at conferences and meetings to promote CRADA opportunities;
  • Develop company sources for direct mailings of CRADA opportunities;
  • Keep up to date with NCI's research priorities;
  • Place and manage CRADA advertisement on various technology exchange web sites;
  • Be point of contact for more information in CRADA advertisements.

Stipends are determined by the level of education and number of years of experience post-graduation. Starting stipends for those with no experience are: Master's degree $27,400; Ph.D. $38,600. Starting stipends are higher with relevant work experience 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. Candidate must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident (must hold green card) eligible for citizenship within 4 years. Candidate must have received most current degree within the last 8 years.

To apply

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.

Fax to:
Attention: TTC Fellowship Coordinator (fax# 301-402-2117)

or mail to:
Technology Transfer Center
National Cancer Institute
6120 Executive Blvd., Suite 450
Rockville, MD 20852
ATTN: TTC Fellowship Coordinator. Applications are accepted year round.

Page Last Updated: 12-02-2008