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Prioritization of indications for renal genetic medicine platform

by | June 23, 2023

What you will do:

You will be working with a company seeking to prioritize potential indications for a novel gene therapy platform, particularly in renal diseases. You will construct a scientific and market analysis of renal diseases and design a program development pitch for the highest priority indications. You will discuss core scientific, clinical and technical questions with key opinion leaders across disease areas. You will synthesize your research including individual programs into broad R&D strategies.

Project timeline:

Week of July 3rd – Week of September 18th (10-12 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 indications, business development, and partnership opportunities for their new technology
  • Eager to build communication skills through conducting interviews of academic and industry key opinion leaders and presenting findings to the consulting team and client
  • Interest or research experience in some of the following categories: genetics, gene therapy, renal diseases, market landscaping, product development, translational research
  • Able to commit 10-15 hours/week as a volunteer

What you will get:

  • Experience conducting consulting-style research including market sizing, competitive landscaping, interviewing key opinion leaders, 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

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.

To Apply:

Please submit this Google form by Friday, June 23rd

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