Applications for the CBC Entrepreneurial Fellows (EF) Award Program in the USA in 2022 are currently open.
The program identifies and supports the professional development of junior life sciences researchers who are keen to develop the skills and experiences needed to move translational projects from a university lab toward commercialization and potentially into a Chicago-based biotech start-up. The program exposes Fellows to a breadth of real-world experiences across the CBC institutions and connects trainees to the Chicago biomedical community.
Worth of Award
As a fellow, you will receive
- Highly competitive salary with fringe benefits
- Funds for travel associated with program responsibilities
- Shared office space with additional EFs
- A bird’s eye view of the pipeline of early stage biomedical applications
- An unparalleled network of peers and mentors in the bio-entrepreneurship space
CBC Entrepreneurial Fellows will:
- Be recent MS, PhD, MD, PharmD/PhD or MD/PhD recipients or will have recently completed an initial post doc in the biomedical sciences (no more than 4 years from terminal degree conferral),
- Have a strong interest and passion for driving innovative and transformational biomedical research from the university toward clinical and ultimately commercial applications,
- Be exposed to fundamentals of early stage drug development and the business of biotech,
- Support the identification and program management of research programs at NU, UIC and UChicago that have therapeutic and commercial potential,
- Have an active and central role in the development, refinement and implementation of CBC funded awards focused on translational research including:
- The development and refinement of proposals from university faculty,
- The collection and assessment of data supporting the unmet medical need and commercial opportunity of the proposed therapeutic or diagnostic,
- The development of work plan which advances the science toward pre-clinical proof-of-concept while assessing and addressing drug discovery/development risks.
How to Apply
Cover Letter (no more than (2) pages) which should include an answer to the questions:
- why biotech/bio-entrepreneurship,
- why Chicagoland,
- how the EF program will help your future career goals,
- Thesis project and name of faculty advisor.
Applicants are encouraged to use insights from their own journey and graduate career. As applicable, please refer to specific, recent advances in the biotech commercial space that you consider exciting. Include your graduation date or anticipated graduation date as well as availability to begin Fellowship.
- Curriculum Vitae.
- Names, titles and contact information of three references to provide letters of recommendation
All materials listed above must be assembled into a single PDF document in the order listed. Name the PDF file with your last and first name (e.g. Last_First.pdf). Formatting of all documents should be in 11-point font, single spaced, 0.5-inch margins, and standard letter size (8.5” x 11”). Embedded figures are acceptable.
Deadline: Application submissions will close October 7th.