Internship within Business Development

Salary Unpaid

Company description

Octarine (www.octarinebio.com) is a synthetic biology company developing high-value pharmaceutical and consumer ingredients to improve the health and well-being of people world-wide. Through our advanced enzymatic modification platforms, and using the power of metabolic engineering, we develop cell factories that can efficiently produce therapeutic molecules via fermentation and biocatalysis, expanding on the impressive repertoire that nature already provides with novel chemical modifications unachievable with traditional methods.


The position

We’re looking for an ambitious business development intern with commercial and business acumen who’s motivated by a high degree of responsibility and a desire to make a positive impact in the world. As a member of the Octarine team, you will be working in close collaboration with our CEO to help with commercial, financial and operational tasks. This internship is a unique opportunity to experience first-hand what building and operating a start-up is really like. You will be expected to make a substantial contribution to the team and learn while doing.

Your day-to-day tasks will vary but could include: finalizing our business plan, conducting market research, create revenue models, follow up on leads with potential customers and investors, building commercial partnerships, compiling competitor landscapes, and help on prepping slides and materials for various due diligence processes.

 

Who are we looking for

  • As a small company, we’re looking for an exceptionally talented individual who’s capable of working independently and isn’t afraid to take responsibilities.

  • You are a self-starter who gets things done with minimum supervision and can execute in a fast-paced environment.

  • Commercial and business-related education or scientific education with commercial acumen (preferably working experience but experience from your studies is also accepted.

  • Interest in biotechnology and synthetic biology

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Excellent communication and writing skills in English

 

What you can expect from us

An excellent opportunity to contribute to the success of a highly ambitious company and  understand the inner workings of a growth stage biotech

Possibility of a longer paid engagement after the internship

Access to a large network of business partners, mentors and stakeholders, and our full commitment to helping you secure paid employment

This is a temporary unpaid position; the working hours are flexible and starting date is ASAP.

 

For more information or questions please contact us at info@octarinebio.com

Perks and benefits

This job comes with several perks and benefits

Free lunch
Free lunch

Enjoy a free catered lunch with your colleagues, every day.

Flexible working hours
Flexible working hours

Time is precious. Make it count. Morning person or night owl, this job is for you.

Free coffee / tea
Free coffee / tea

Get your caffeine fix to get you started and keep you going.

Near public transit
Near public transit

Easy access and treehugger friendly workplace.

Social gatherings
Social gatherings

Social gatherings and games; hang out with your colleagues.

Free friday beers
Free friday beers

Friday is something special, let's enjoy a beer together.

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Working at
Octarine

Octarine’s mission is to solve our greatest health challenges by enabling innovative cannabinoid and psychedelic therapeutics. Many neurological and psychological conditions are poorly served by current drugs, leaving physicians, patients, and their families desperately seeking alternative therapies, sometimes illegally. Cannabinoids and psychedelics are poised to offer breakthrough therapies for these debilitating conditions, but to realize the full potential of these molecules, issues with their production and undesirable properties must first be solved. Octarine is perfecting a biological approach to producing improved & novel cannabinoid and psychedelic molecules with tailored modes-of-action. Our proprietary technology combines synthetic biology, yeast fermentation and enzymatic derivatization to develop IP protected drug candidates that are validated in pre-clinical screening.

Read more about Octarine

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