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Job: Research & Development Internship - Kepley Biosystems, -, Greensboro, NC
Research & Development Internship - Kepley Biosystems
Greensboro, NC 27401 United States
$3,000 + (TBD)
Research and Development
Kepley BioSystems Inc. (KBI)
is a NC-based life sciences start-up operating out of Gateway University Research Park in collaboration with the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, comprised of a partnership between the NC&T and the UNCG. KBI was founded in 2013 with a mission to emerge disruptive innovations to achieve global solutions, while addressing billion-dollar, global industries.
At present, we are looking for a qualified intern to join our marketing and product commercialization efforts for a new innovation in the companion animal market space (dogs). We are seeking an intern who can participate in various stages of our current go-to-market, organize field trials, develop relationships with regional dog owners, shelters and kennels, and participate in final product development, packaging and roll-out. The intern would work alongside scientists and professionals at Kepley BioSystems during this final and most important stage of product development and distribution. They would learn a diverse set of skills through working in a fast-paced team-oriented environment and would finish the internship having developed broad experience in various aspects of product research, development, launch, distribution, marketing and commercialization.
Some of the responsibilities include:
Developing relationships with regional and international accredited Veterinary Schools, Commercial Veterinarian Practices, Retail Chains, and Animal Shelters and Hospitals.
Assisting in the creation of email campaigns, online promotion, and field trial coordination.
Assist in the creation of marketing materials and promotional resources.
Perform analysis of marketing and sales data in companion animal market spaces
Seek and analyze competitor marketing and sales materials both on and offline
Organize, collect and compile collaborator and contact information into contact management systems.
Provide support to social media efforts.
Monitor social media for trending topics to utilize on social media channels.
Maintain tracking report of public relations activity.
This internship requires a commitment of
10 hours per week
, and is available ASAP.
This internship is supported in part by a grant from the North Carolina Biotechnology Center through the
Industrial Internship Program
Interest in companion animal science and well-being
Practical experience with current marketing and advertising techniques
Basic understanding of sales, marketing, information systems, retail, advertising, promotion and/or entrepreneurship
Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills
Knowledgeable of social media
Motivated, independent, organized and task-oriented
Ability to take direction and multi-task
Experience with PowerPoint, Word, Excel and E-mail
Preferred candidates would possess an enthusiasm and curiosity for our canine companion animals, have an interest in improving canine health and well-being, and a express a willingness to participate in a product launch campaign and gain real world experience
Scheduling is flexible and many tasks can be accomplished remotely
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