A project presented in collaboration with Science Career Impact Project.
To provide an active-learning and professional skill-building experience by collaborating on a trainee-directed project under the guidance of an industry mentor.
- ITCS Facilitator Networking Session: November 9, 2017 at 6:30 PM (Please note that attendance to this event is mandatory to apply for ITCS.)
Facilitator Networking Session (Nov, 2017): a forum where students meet facilitators and learn about what they do in their job and what possible case studies they can work on together. Facilitator presentations will be followed by a networking session.
- ITCS Trainee Applications Open: November 10 to 16, 2017
- Launch Event: Early February 2018
- Interim Event: Early April 2018
- Closing Event: Late May 2018
How to Apply
Trainee applications will be open for one week following the November ITCS Facilitator Networking Session, available only to those who registered and attended.
What is the purpose?
Gain hands-on industry experience while in graduate school! Investigate a product or therapeutic area and develop a compelling report to convince an audience to invest … to partner … to follow a strategy.
Over a 4-month period, you and your team, coached by an industry professional (Facilitator), will analyze and derive insights about your topic of interest. Topics may include market events, clinical data, regulatory and reimbursement filings and approvals, or commercialization potential. After defining a compelling thesis and conducting in-depth research, you will deliver a pitch in the form of report and presentation to an industry panel.
- Cross-Study comparison of safety and efficacy of two drugs for the treatment of a disease (Competitive analysis)
- Probability of regulatory approval in Canada of a new drug (Licensing due diligence)
- Efficacy and safety of an investigational drug for the treatment of a disease (Presentation to physicians)
Why should you participate?
Benefits For Trainees:
- Gain practical skills and knowledge valued by pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device companies while in grad school.
- Hands on experience that can help supplement any job application.
- Network with peers and professionals
- Improve job-seeker profile and ‘value offering’ towards your portfolio of experience.
Benefits for Facilitators:
- Gain leadership and people development experience
- Network with talented trainees and professionals
- Give back to the academic community by providing insight and tips to graduates, interested on exploring their options after graduation.
Learn more about how we bridged the gap between academia and employment here!