Technology Commercialization Intern-Life Sciences or Chemistry

POSTED: April 22, 2021
BUSINESS: Purdue Research Foundation
START DATE: Immediate Availability


· 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.

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.

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


· 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.

Application Instructions:

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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 considered to be an off-campus employer.

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

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


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