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Candidate identification for drug development platform

by | March 8, 2024

We are currently recruiting for the following project:

Candidate identification for drug development platform

Who we are:

BCBA connects academic science trainees and recent graduates to the Bay Area’s biotech industry through hands-on consulting and due diligence projects. We are a volunteer organization composed of PhD students, post-docs, medical trainees, and young professionals looking to gain professional development for jobs in biotech companies, consulting, and venture capital. Over 450 scientists from across the country have participated in BCBA projects and have gone on to internships and full-time positions with leading biotech companies, consulting firms, and venture capitals firms.

Project timeline: March 18th – April 26th (6 weeks total)

Who you are:

  • A graduate/professional student (i.e. PhD, MS, MBA, MD, PharmD), postdoc, or recent graduate
  • Enthusiastic about gaining life-science business experience and helping a company identify candidate therapies to advance through the drug development pipeline
  • Eager to build communication skills through conducting interviews and presenting findings to the consulting team and client
  • Interest or research experience in some of the following categories: oncology, rare diseases, drug development, translational research, business development, market landscaping
  • Able to commit 10-15 hours/week as a volunteer

What you will do:

You will be working with a company that is seeking to identify candidate molecules for their drug development platform, focusing on the oncology and rare disease spaces. You will conduct research to identify candidate molecules for in-licensing and perform a comprehensive analysis of the biological and market parameters for each candidate. You will synthesize your findings to come up with strategic recommendations to build the company’s pipeline.

What you will get:

  • Experience conducting consulting-style research including corporate research, market sizing, competitive landscaping, and case study analysis
  • Development of your professional network and communication skills through interactions with the client, interviewed stakeholders, your teammates, and BCBA leadership
  • Skills that will make you highly competitive for entrepreneurial, consulting, venture capital, and business development careers
  • Reimbursement for meals during team meetings

To Apply: Submit this Google form by Friday, March 8th

More information about BCBA can be found here. Please reach out to if you have any questions.






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