University of South Florida – Graduate Intern – Life Science

Graduate Intern – Life Science -University of South Florida

At the University of South Florida, approximately 66% of the available jobs for undergraduate students on campus are funded by USF departments. Additionally, there are another 17% funded by our on-campus affiliates such as the USF Bookstore (Follett), USF Dining (Aramark), USF Telefund (RuffaloCody), etc. All currently enrolled students who are eligible to work in the United States are eligible to apply for postings in this job family. International Students may be eligible to apply depending upon their status. International Students are encouraged to visit the International Services offices to receive guidance prior to conducting an on-campus job search.

Job Code/Title: 9190/Graduate Intern – Life Science

Campus map and location overview: USF – Tampa Campus

Hourly Wage: $15

Schedule: 8am-5pm, 20 hours a week

POSITION SUMMARY:

  • This position is responsible for specialized duties distinctive to the intellectual property (IP) program of the USF
  • Technology Transfer Office (TTO). Under general supervision, incumbent will conduct research and intelligence gathering, while exploring marketing opportunities for novel invention ideas. Incumbent will work closely with department leadership, marketing and Technology Scout in a team environment, providing critical input to the marketing process. Incumbent will design and write descriptions of inventions in layperson terms to support the TTO commercialization efforts.

DUTIES:

  • Under general supervision, incumbent will perform the following tasks:
  • Conduct market research using third party databases and the internet.
  • Perform prior art searches for novel invention ideas.
  • Collaborate with licensing managers to create marketing materials for distribution at conferences, and to prospective licensees. Research, analyze and compile statistical marketing data.
  • Develop lists of potential licensees from multiple sources.
  • Handle confidential USF information.

Eligbility Criteria:

MINIMUM:

Must be seeking a Master’s degree or higher in a life science or engineering field. A Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, engineering or a life science discipline.

PREFERRED:

  • This incumbent is proficient in Windows-based software and Microsoft Office Suite with experience in library database and internet research. Life Sciences or Electrical Engineering background/experience and at least one full year remaining prior to graduation.

SPECIAL SKILLS:

  • Mature self-starter, possessing a good customer service attitude and qualified to handle confidential USF information.
  • Ability to research and understand technical information.

Standard Learning Objectives:

  • As a result of this position, student will be able to:
    Demonstrate basic employability skills such as: timeliness to work, appropriate dress, interpersonal communication, and time management
  • Receive and solicit feedback from supervisor and effectively apply feedback on the job
  • Assess workplace and demonstrate how personal talents, skills, and knowledge fit into the employer’s goals, mission, and vision
  • Demonstrate his or her professional brand (identity)
  • Communicate transferable and functional skills to prospective employers

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