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AesculaTech Commercial Strategy Intern

Downtown Los Angeles / Remote
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Niki Bayat

About the role

AesculaTech is more than a biotechnology company; it is a group of dedicated and passionate individuals in pursuit of groundbreaking discoveries that can change lives. We are looking for creative business minds to support that vision by strategically managing current partnerships and exploring new ones. As we are a small company, this role works directly with the CEO and product team to support and grow the value of our technology portfolio. The Commercial Strategy Intern can expect to provide basic financial analysis, market access planning, competitive research, relationship management with stakeholders, and general administrative support. The role requires a fundamental understanding of the biomedical device industry and STEM concepts.

Minimum Requirements: • Enrolled or recent graduate from MBA program • Prior degree in a STEM field with 3.2 GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale, OR • Demonstrated experience or interest in biomedical, pharma, cosmetic, or related industries • Capable of independent market sizing and business opportunity analysis • Familiarity with financial statements, basic analysis, and modeling based on gathered data • Strong interpersonal and presentation skills • Exceptional writing skills and comfort drafting both internal and public facing communications • Comfort organizing and presenting company information to stakeholders • Able to perform independent data gathering and summary • Capable of efficiently and concisely summarizing progress or stakeholder interactions into brief format • Exposure to or interest in biotechnology • Proficiency with MS office products

Essential Responsibilities: • Support the AesculaTech value statement by providing actionable analysis of our current product, R&D projects, or proposed business partnerships • Perform sector analysis for current and future development interests • Independently pursue business development opportunities through research and networking • Support existing business relationships, engaging with partners and investors • Maintain organized records of meetings with stakeholders • Develop company resources in line with management goals and growth plans • Offer adaptable support to administrative efforts ranging from human resource planning to capital management • Coordinate with management to draft important documents, presentations, and other materials • Cultivate a working knowledge of the company platform technology, demonstrating a willingness to internalize scientific concepts • Adaptably approach new problems or skill requirements in a way that complements our fast-paced growth environment

AesculaTech is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

About AesculaTech

AesculaTech was founded by Chemical Engineers from the University of Southern California with the goal of bringing a revolutionary materials platform to the medical device industry. This family of materials can change their physical properties by interacting with a variety of stimuli, enabling a wide range of medical applications. The company currently partners with a range of academic, healthcare, and commercial entities as we apply our technology to a wide range of biomedical and commercial applications.

An award-winning startup, AesculaTech was named a Rosenman Innovator by the Rosenman Institute, the medical device arm of QB3, for their pioneering medical device development and participated in the accelerator programs Y Combinator and TMCx. The company was also the recipient of a National Science Foundation I-Corps grant and a recent finalist in the 2019 Octane High Tech Awards.

Our CEO was also featured on MIT Technology Review’s 35 Innovators Under 35, and we are advised by some of the brightest minds in science, engineering, and business.

About the Project

New hires will support several projects within the AesculaTech portfolio, but our primary focus is the late-stage development of a novel treatment for Dry Eye Syndrome (DES). DES is one of the most common ocular disorders with symptoms including irritation, burning, blurred vision and eye redness. Approximately 160 million Americans regularly experience one or more symptom of DES and 64 million use artificial tears more than five times per week. AesculaTech has developed a unique smart medical device to address this need.

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Why you should join AesculaTech

AesculaTech is more than a biotechnology company; it is a group of dedicated and passionate individuals in pursuit of groundbreaking discoveries that can change lives. The Material Development Team (MDT) works at the core of our product development process, engineering new compounds that can be used in the next generation of responsive products. These smart materials are the heart of our vision and successful applicants can expect to support products across the biomedical, consumer commercial, and industrial spaces. The Material Chemist will provide expertise in both synthesis and characterization, working in a professional and laboratory role to ensure that our products can be safely used and reliably produced. As a critical member of the MDT, the Material Chemist will also coordinate with development, regulatory, and quality teams to meet product endpoints.