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Market landscape for personalized cancer vaccines

by | March 24, 2023

Project timeline:

April 3rd – May 15th (4-6 weeks total)

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.

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 evaluate a new therapeutic opportunity
  • Eager to build communication skills by researching personalized cancer vaccines
  • Interest or research experience in some of the following categories: cancer biology, vaccines, due diligence, 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 considering a new therapeutic market and would like to understand the market landscape to inform their decision. You will construct a comprehensive landscape of the personalized vaccine market by conducting secondary research.

What you will get:

  • Experience conducting consulting-style research including 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 24th

More information about BCBA and our projects can be found here

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