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Part-Time Analyst Positions at TVC

Analyst description

Technology & Venture Commercialization (TVC) at the University of Utah is charged with bringing novel inventions into the hands of customers. We have launched over 140 companies in the last 10 years to accomplish this. Business/Technical Analysts play a valuable role in TVC's Commercialization Engine process by assisting in the analysis and commercialization of university technologies. To accomplish this task, the analyst will assist an economic development manager to:

  • Prepare market analysis for selected technology
    • Define and vet value propositions
    • Determine market potential/opportunity
    • Compare existing and pipeline products to proposed technology
  • Utilize patents to determine key players and trends in the industry
  • Prepare non-confidential summaries of technologies for marketing purposes
  • Conduct surveys with industry experts to vet technologies and business models
    • Identify and validate end-user pain points
    • Test value propositions of new technologies
    • Discover and understand potential partners or customers
    • Identify unmet needs in industry

Job qualifications

An ideal analyst should have experience communicating orally and in writing in a professional environment. A background in business and/or science and engineering is preferred as it allows analysts to better understand, evaluate, and discuss candidate technologies. Additionally, strong research and critical thinking skills as well as the ability to process and disseminate information effectively would be a benefit. Ability to commit 15-19 hours per week. This position is paid and the hours are flexible around school schedules.

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