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New Orleans BioInnovation Center

Field Placement Supervisor
Shafin Khan, Director of Technology Commercialization

Field Placement Office
1441 Canal St.
New Orleans LA 70112

Field Placement Website

Description of Field Work
Experience in technology entrepreneurship, due diligence, market analysis, scientific research or engineering, project management, or (patent) law is a plus as well as a basic scientific background. Interns will report to the New Orleans BioInnovation Center Director of Technology Commercialization and resident Fellows. Interns will also interact routinely with other NOBIC interns in small teams for specific projects and will have extensive interface with local researchers, research development facilitators at local academic institutions (LSU Health Sciences Center, Tulane University, UNO, Xavier University), entrepreneurs, investors, and other members of the life science and biotech community. Duties may include,

  • Hold meetings with researchers, inventors, and local entrepreneurs to identify promising new technologies
  • Assist commercialization fellows by providing market research, mapping out the current patent landscape, and identifying competing technologies
  • Develop business plans, market summaries, and commercialization strategies for university technologies
  • Assist startups in protecting their intellectual property, raise early stage capital, apply for grants, and launch new technologies and products into the market place

Students with a strong GPA, strong legal research and writing skills and a background in Intellectual Property are encouraged to apply. 

Application Process
Don't delay as opportunities will fill fast. 
Apply in early January through early April for a summer placement. The Office of Skills seeks to place all summer extern applications in by April 20th with finalized placements set by May 1st.  Apply in early March through June for a Fall or Spring placement. All externship applications for Fall should be submitted by July 31st.   Externship applications are processed on a first come first serve basis. 



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