We’re hiring: Commercialization Intern (8 months full-time, Oct-May)

Are you a graduated student with an interest in commercialization? Experience with market analysis? A scientific background? Join the TDC team as our TDC Commercialization Intern starting this Fall, 2017.

Please note this opportunity is not available to current students.

Job Title:  Commercialization Intern (8 months full-time, Oct-May)
Company Name:  University Health Network, Office of Technology Development & Commercialization
Website: http://tdc.uhnresearch.ca/
Location:   MaRS Discovery District, 101 College Street
Interview Date:   ASAP
Address Cover letter to: Allison Aab Allison.Aab@uhnresearch.ca
Deadline: Extended to Oct 10, 2017
HOW TO APPLY:   Email resume and cover letter to Allison.Aab@uhnresearch.ca with subject “Commercialization Internship”
Description: The intern will work with the team at TDC responsible for commercializing innovations created at University Health Network, which range from life science discoveries, to clinical and research tools, and medical devices and software.The responsibilities of the intern will include: assessing new invention disclosures, creating business plans and commercialization strategies, supporting research business services, and possibly also drafting grant applications.

Specific activities will include:

-Assessing new invention disclosures for market feasibility;

-Conducting prior art searches and providing an opinion on patentability;

-Researching markets to find competitors and potential licensees and creating commercialization strategies based on product, competitive advantage, market size and forces, team strengths, and patent position;

-Identifying commercialization grant opportunities and working with Principal Investigators and Licensing Professionals to write and submit commercialization grants;

-Researching capital cost requirements, performing financial analyses, and creating business plans for start-ups;

-Assisting with the review of Confidentiality Agreements.

The ideal candidate will have a scientific or technical background (e.g. PhD or Masters in life or physical sciences, engineering or computer science), a business background (completed/in progress MBA, BBA, or equivalent), and familiarity with patents.