Technology Commercialization Intern-Life Sciences or Chemistry

POSTED: June 25, 2021
BUSINESS: Purdue Research Foundation
START DATE: Immediate Availability

Essential Functions

  • Synthesize conversational marketing materials for Purdue University innovations from a combination of technical materials 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.
  • 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.


  • 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.
  • Training or experience in technical writing or market research may be considered in lieu of a scientific background for highly qualified candidates.

This is a part-time (8-10 hours per week) position and the position pay is $14.00/hr. If you are interested in applying, please click here to begin the process:

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

This employer is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. It views, evaluates, and treats all persons in all employment-related activities solely as individuals on the basis of their own personal abilities, qualifications, and other relevant characteristics.  All qualified applicants for employment will receive consideration without regard to race, religion, color, gender, national origin or ancestry, genetic information, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or status as a veteran.

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 will not sponsor employment authorization for this position and is an off-campus employer.


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