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Staff Attorney- Technology Transfer (remote work opportunity)

Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research
United States
Start date
Aug 30, 2023

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Regulatory, Legal/Compliance
Required Education
Position Type
Full time

Job Details

Staff Attorney- Technology Transfer (remote work opportunity)

Job ID: req3651
Employee Type: exempt full-time
Division: Ctr for Innovation & Strategic Partnerships
Facility: Telework: US
Location: USA

The Frederick National Laboratory is a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and operated by Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.  The lab addresses some of the most urgent and intractable problems in the biomedical sciences in cancer and AIDS, drug development and first-in-human clinical trials, applications of nanotechnology in medicine, and rapid response to emerging threats of infectious diseases.

Accountability, Compassion, Collaboration, Dedication, Integrity and Versatility; it's the FNL way.


The Intellectual Property and Strategic Agreements (IPSA) Office operates within the Center for Innovation and Strategic Partnerships (CISP) at the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (FNLCR). IPSA provides legal services and support to the FNLCR, including its Partnership Development Office (PDO), Subcontracting, Purchasing and other programmatic groups.


As a part of our comprehensive legal team, this position will play an important role in preparing, reviewing, negotiating, and consulting on a variety of legal transactions.  The individual will work closely in the development and negotiation of clinical trial agreements, clinical biological material transfer agreements, equipment and services purchasing agreements, license agreements, research collaboration agreements, and other strategic agreements.  The individual will provide legal review and support to our stakeholders and internal teams in areas including acquisitions, subcontracting, risk mitigation, compliance with Prime contract requirements, laws, regulations, and FAR applicability. Legal research and analysis will be performed as needed. The individual will provide additional support for legal team needs as requested, including outside of area of expertise. The individual will effectively maintain records and files for matters overseen or managed. Confidentiality and impeccable ethical standards will be upheld at all times.


To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:

  • Possession of a Juris Doctor (JD) degree from an accredited college or university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency
  • In addition to educational requirement, a minimum of two (2) years of related legal experience is required
  • Experience with negotiation, contracting, government contracting, legal transactions and handling similar types of agreements
  • Excellent communication skills, written and oral, are required as the position will interact with both back office functions and outward facing Leidos Biomedical programs
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to prioritize multiple tasks and projects to meet project deadlines
  • Understanding of contract law, including but not limited to researching, reviewing, drafting and/or negotiating legal agreements or contracts
  • Experience with intellectual property law and or technology transfer
  • Experience in conducting legal research, drafting and editing documents, including but not limited to policies, procedures, reports or other similar documents

Commitment to Diversity
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.



A rewarding career with global impact

Whether you’re an expert in your field or just starting out, we have a career opportunity for you. We’re always looking for people to join us in fulfilling the mission of the Frederick National Laboratory: discovery, innovation, and success in the biomedical sciences.

Our team of 2,400+ scientists, technicians, administrators, and support staff work at the forefront of basic, translational, and preclinical science, with a focus on cancer, AIDS, and other infectious diseases.

We collaborate with colleagues across the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and others throughout the National Institutes of Health. We also engage with extramural investigators in academia, government and industry.

Your path to joining our team begins with the desire to work for the only national laboratory dedicated to biomedical research. Our employees share a common desire to help make a difference in cancer research and public health concerns. As you search for a career that fits your education, skills, and abilities, explore the core values that guide us and emphasize work-life balance.

Discover why joining the Frederick National Laboratory team could be the most important career step you take



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