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Strategic planning to increase awareness and adoption of Far-UVC light technology

by | 6/11/21

An early-stage product company is developing smart solutions for whole-room health. The company has developed a light that emits in the far-UVC range, which has been shown to kill many pathogens and strongly indicated to be completely harmless to humans. This technology has the potential to revolutionize public health and greatly reduce the transmission of contagious pathogens by creating healthier spaces. Studies on the applications of Far-UVC light have thus far been limited to a small niche of researchers and have yet to achieve substantial publicity, constraining awareness and adoption of the technology. The company believes that increasing public awareness of and developing clear business cases for the potential applications of far-UVC light will greatly increase its adoption by institutions looking to create safer public spaces, such as offices, hospitals, food production/service facilities, and public transit spaces.

To that end, the BCBA team will 1) develop a set of clear business cases for the integration of far-UVC lights in spaces and 2) author a whitepaper report on the applications of far-UVC light technology and its potential to dramatically increase the safety of spaces.

Project Timeline: July – September, 10-12 weeks

Keywords: Healthy spaces, infectious disease, public health, Far UVC light

Eligibility Requirements: 

  • Applicants must be graduate or professional students (i.e. PhD, MD, PharmD), postdoc, clinical resident or recent graduate.
  • Time commitment is expected to be 10-15 hrs/wk and is volunteer based (unpaid).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Preference will be given to candidates with experience in public health, infectious disease, physics/optics, and engineering.
  • Prior experience in consulting, market research, business development, or industry is a plus, but not required.

To Apply:

  • Submit your resume and cover letter HERE
  • Application Deadline: Monday, June 21, 2021