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Internship Opportunity

From: Kristin N.
Sent on: Wednesday, January 6, 2010 10:50 AM
Dear members of the NYC Bio Meetup,

Happy New Year!

If you are interested in a unique internship opportunity, please check out the following description:

Qualified interns sought by NYC-based, early-stage biotech company focused on the development and commercialization of therapies for skin and hair disorders.

The company's products are based on innovative discoveries made in the world-class laboratories of two leading hair and skin biologists from Columbia University and from Durham University (UK). The company is pursuing the development of cell-based technologies that will address a range of hair disorders, with an initial focus on treatment of androgenetic alopecia (pattern hair loss or AGA) using hair follicle stem cells. In the longer term, the company will leverage its expertise to pursue a broader scope of therapeutic approaches and diseases, including inflammatory skin disease, burn tissue repair, and wound healing.

Interns will have the opportunity to work closely with the company's seasoned management team, which has deep expertise and extensive networks in the biotech industry and private equity/venture capital community. The management team is led by a Venture Partner of Venrock and Managing Director of the Black Point Group and includes founders of IDEXX Laboratories, Magen Biosciences, Cytyc, Ikaria, Microbia, Fetch, as well as members with significant operating company experience at Abbott and Corning. The company's scientific advisory board is comprised of leading experts in the field of hair and skin biology, including the faculty founders who are both serial biotech entrepreneurs.

Interns will be responsible for assisting in all aspects of start-up activity, including:
? Defining short and long term business strategy
? Conducting primary and secondary market research
? Developing investor pitch materials
? Developing operations plan
? Building out revenue/expense projections

Qualified candidates include master?s or professional degree students and/or recent graduates located in NYC) with:
? Education, training or professional history in the life sciences and/or healthcare industry
? Strategy consulting / strategic planning experience
? Market research skills
? Strong communication / presentation skills
? Entrepreneurial interests
? Preference for MBAs, Columbia University affiliation

This is an unpaid internship, though a small stipend to cover direct expenses may be available. Interns should be available for weekly team meetings with the company; some of these meetings will be in-person. Candidates who may be interested in joining the venture (should funding become available) are strongly encouraged to apply. Interested candidates should submit cover email and resume/CV to: [address removed]. We are recruiting for 3-4 interns, to start as soon as possible (Jan 2010).

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