The Market Research Student Analyst will assist the Market Research Manager in developing commercialization assessment reports of various technologies disclosed to the Tech Launch Arizona office. Technologies cover a range of domains and cluster around the six major Intellectual Property (IP) generating colleges of the University: Optical Sciences; Agriculture and Life Sciences; Engineering; Medicine; Eller IT/Informatics; and Science. The emphasis of the position will be to support early-stage assessments of the IP’s commercialization potential. Through a detailed assessment of key factors, the market research analyst will help deliver a high-level overview of the commercial potential of the intellectual property.

Position Duties

  • Conduct patent and literature search of specific subject matter, in the areas of life sciences, physical sciences, optics, and engineering
  • Gain a basic understanding of the IP’s functionality, capabilities, competitive landscape, and potential applications 
  • Research, recognize and report common trends and themes in domain-specific research 
  • Concisely summarize and report findings 
  • Write non-confidential summaries for technologies in a timely manner 
  • Write commercialization assessment reports in a timely manner 

Minimum Requirements

  • Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Upper-level undergraduate or graduate student NOT on a Research/Teaching Assistantship contract 
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written 
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with multiple projects
  • Ability to take initiative and be a self-starter 
  • Ability to independently manage, track, and execute several tasks and projects simultaneously 
  • Ability to execute work with thoroughness and attention to detail 
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a team environment 
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications 
  • Ability to commit to working 10 hours per week during the academic semester or 20 hours per week during summer
  • Science background and/or working towards a science or technology degree

Preferred Requirements

  • Successful work experience in a technical or market research capacity (Applicable educational experience can be applied) 
  • Previous work experience in life sciences, physical sciences, optics, and engineering or any relevant science
  • Lab experience in a research setting
  • Ability to work over summer months 
  • Ability to make a year-long commitment
  • Excellent writing skills 
  • Eligible graduate students in life sciences, physical sciences, optics, and engineering
  • Eligible business, MBA, or Law students with a background in life sciences, physical sciences, optics, and engineering
  • Having a keen interest in technology commercialization, intellectual property, and the vision of moving innovations from labs to marketplace

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