Intern - Life Science Technology Commercialization

POSTED: November 14, 2018
BUSINESS: Purdue Research Foundation
START DATE: January 2019

Essential Functions:

  • Synthesize conversational marketing materials from a combination of technical materials describing Purdue University innovations and industry analysis.
  • Perform preliminary market and industry research to identify relevant information to be used by OTC to assess commercial viability of Purdue innovations and identify potential commercial development partners for those Purdue innovations.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Other duties as assigned. 


  • Strong written and verbal communication skills required.
  • Must have strong analytical skills including simplifying complex technical details for non-technical audience.
  • Advanced research capabilities required.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively and meet short deadlines.
  • Effective at setting priorities, time management and maintaining confidentiality. 
  • Eager to work in a highly motivated and collaborative environment.
  • Knowledge/interest in intellectual property rights and protection, and the commercialization/marketing of such intellectual property. 

Description of Experience:

  • At least two years of undergraduate coursework in a scientific or technical area required.
  • Candidates who are pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in life science or chemistry are preferred.

Hourly Rate: $11.00


If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to the Director of Human Resources at by December 7, 2018.

A criminal conviction check and negative controlled substance test are required for employment in this position.

Purdue Research Foundation student and internship employment opportunities currently do not meet US immigration standards for students on F-1 student visas to pursue curricular practical training (CPT). 

Purdue Research Foundation is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.

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