Wednesday, October 10, 2007

DTRI Fellows Program

Duke Translational Research Institute (DTRI) Fellows

The Duke Translational Research Institute is looking for energetic, self-driven individuals to help develop business plans for new DTRI initiatives. To further advance its translational aims, the DTRI is seeking to set-up businesses (wholly owned or via novel public-private partnerships) to serve academic researchers and industry. The DTRI Fellow will be responsible for developing a full viability assessment for some of these initiatives, analyzing market need, competitive landscape and competitive advantage. The DTRI Fellow will carry out market research studies to determine demand and reasonable price points. The DTRI Fellow may also assist in other aspects of the business planning (marketing plan, operational plan, forecasting, etc.)

The Fellowship can be structured as an independent study (for credit) or as a paid position, depending on candidate’s preference. Time commitment is open to negotiation with interested candidates, but the average expectation is between 8-10 hours / week. The work may be performed remotely, with Fellows attending team meetings as needed but otherwise being able to work from their home offices.

Experience in pharmaceutical, biotech or medical devices companies is welcomed. Business development or scientific research background is considered a plus. If interested, please submit your resume together with a short (<200 words) statement regarding your interest, to before September 28. Please state also your preference (credit vs. pay) and your desired start date.

About the Duke Translational Research Institute
The DTRI is the organization at Duke dedicated to helping move discoveries from the laboratory to first-in-human studies. It is part of the larger Duke Translational Medicine Institute (DTMI). The DTRI is focusing on creating an infrastructure that facilitates translational research across the school of medicine and across the university. The DTRI Fellowship is aimed at developing business plans for different elements of this infrastructure. For more information on DTRI please go to

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