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OHSU Technology Transfer team

Joining the OHSU Technology Transfer team

Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) is a nationally-renowned health and research university. Not only is OHSU Oregon's only academic health center, but it's also Portland's largest employer. OHSU Technology Transfer manages and assesses the commercial potential of research and innovative ideas to bring research from the laboratory to the marketplace for public benefit. Our staff members are the most important asset in our pursuit to provide exceptional research and community service. Team members enjoy outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, as well as a challenging and dynamic work environment.

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OHSU Technology Transfer Internship Program

OHSU Technology Transfer interns provide a valuable service by assisting with technology development and the transition of technology from laboratory to market for the benefit of the public. In return, interns gain valuable knowledge and skills that can be applied in a wide range of professions. Past Technology Transfer interns have gone on to pursue careers in technology transfer and patent law.

*Unfortunately, OHSU Technology Transfer is no longer accepting internship applications for the 2018-2019 academic school year.  Please check back Jan. 2020 for new opportunities. 

"I loved my time learning about the licensing of OHSU technologies. While at Technology Transfer, I was given several projects to work on related to a specific technology. I also participated in Technology Transfer meetings and seminars, as well as interacted with Technology Transfer staff and OHSU inventors. The projects gave me an understanding of how new technologies are evaluated and marketed, and working with staff and inventors gave me a feel for the skills needed in tech transfer. I would absolutely recommend interning at Technology Transfer for anyone interested in learning how to apply science, law or business to commercializing academic research."

- Kimberly Griffin, Ph.D.

"The Technology Transfer internship is an enlightening, must have experience for graduate students and postdocs who want to learn about the process of taking scientific discoveries from the bench into the public domain. The opportunity to participate in discussions about intellectual property, technology evaluation, and the process of commercialization, often with members of the biotech community, has expanded my perspective of basic and translational research. The project phase of the internship allowed me to get hands-on experience working with scientists and technology transfer professionals to market new technologies to potential commercial partners that would distribute these products to the community. This internship was one of my most valuable career development experiences."

- Khoa Tran, Ph.D.