Technology Commercialization Intern - Life Sciences or Chemistry

POSTED: January 24, 2020
BUSINESS: Purdue Research Foundation
POSITION TYPE: Part-time/Non-exempt
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.


Hourly Rate: $14

Application Instructions:

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

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.

Purdue Research Foundation does not accept resumes from third-party recruiters.

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

Purdue Research Foundation is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. PRF views, evaluates, and treats all persons in all Foundation-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.

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