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You will serve as Supervisory Patent Attorney at Naval Medical
Research Center, Silver Spring, MD.
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- You will provide the full range of legal advice and services to
Naval Medical Research Center clients.
- You will serve as a supervisory attorney within a component of
Office of the General Counsel of the Navy (OGC).
- You will apply expertise in one or more of the technical
disciplines of science or engineering to provide, or ensure the
provision of, legal advice and guidance on a wide range of patent
issues, from basic to more complex or advanced patent
The NRMC Office of Counsel consists of a paralegal and three
attorneys, including the Counsel, who reports to the Counsel and
Deputy Counsel, Office of Naval Research (ONR). This is a senior
position that will be filled at the GS-15 level.
NMRC is located with the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research
in the Innoye Building at the U.S. Army Forest Glen Annex in Silver
Spring, Maryland, and is situated between Brooksville Road and
Linden Lane. The location is near to Silver Spring and Bethesda,
Md. shops, restaurants, entertainment and major highway access. The
NMRC is a premier research organization with a network of eight
laboratories located throughout the United States and around the
world providing operationally relevant health and medical research
solutions supporting the operational forces. Research focuses on
the following areas: biological defense; infectious diseases;
combat casualty care; dental and biomedical research; environmental
health; aerospace medicine; undersea medicine; medical modeling,
simulation and mission support; warfighter performance; and
epidemiology and behavioral sciences. The R&D enterprise has
over 1500 employees including researchers, physician- scientists,
technicians, administrators and support personnel all dedicated to
accomplishing NMRC's mission, vision and strategic goals.
Specifically, legal matters supported by the Office of Counsel
include intellectual property, technology transfer, fiscal law,
civilian personnel law, ethics and standards of conduct, work for
private parties, and associated litigation matters."
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this
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Conditions of Employment
- Must be a US Citizen.
- Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
- Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
- New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to
successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To
learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and
responsibilities, visit e-verify.gov
- Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of
retired military members within 180 days immediately following
retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions
of 5 United States Code 3326.
- Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective
- You will be required to obtain and maintain an interim and/or
final security clearance prior to entrance on duty. Failure to
obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in
the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.
- You will be required to complete ethics orientation within
three months of appointment and submit a Confidential Financial
Disclosure Report, OGE-450, within 30 days of appointment.
- This position may require travel from normal duty station to
CONUS and OCONUS and may include remote or isolated sites. You must
be able to travel on military and commercial aircraft for extended
periods of time.
To be eligible for consideration and selection, applicants must
have a minimum of 5-1/2 years of successful experience practicing
intellectual property law, including significant experience as a
transactional practitioner advising clients. The applicant must
have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
or equivalent training in: biology; chemistry; immunology, cell
biology, medical or biomedical physics; biomedical engineering; or
biochemistry, or a related field and the applicant must also have
either an advanced degree (at least at the Masters degree level) in
a biological; biochemical; chemical; biomedical; or bioengineering
field of study from an accredited college or university or at least
five years of experience as a research scientist.
The successful applicant must have graduated from a law school
that is accredited by the American Bar Association, be an active
member in good standing of the bar of the highest court of a State,
U.S. Commonwealth, U.S. territory, or the District of Columbia, and
be admitted to practice before a state or federal court, and be
admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
U.S. citizenship is a requirement of the position and the
successful applicant must be able to obtain and maintain a SECRET
Upon consideration, applicants will be evaluated on (1) the
depth, breadth, and quality of their experience in intellectual
property law and other legal areas supported by this position as
identified above; (2) their supervisory, management, and leadership
ability; (3) their analytical, research, and writing skills; and
(4) their oral communication and interpersonal skills to include
the ability to establish relationships, to work effectively with
military and civilian clients, and to work as part of a team. A
doctoral degree in: biology; chemistry; immunology, cell biology,
medical or biomedical physics; biomedical engineering; or
biochemistry, or a related field, is a plus. Familiarity with the
Department of the Navy and OGC is not required, but is
Applicants should submit a resume; two writing samples (less
than five pages each, excerpts acceptable); two most recent
performance appraisals (if available); and the names and telephone
numbers of at least three references (other than current
supervisor) who may be contacted as part of the application