APDCC Winter Consulting Project – Deadline 1/6/2015

The APD Consulting Club is launching a new consulting project this month, and our application deadline is tomorrow, 1/6/2015.

Project description

APDCC will work with an online research-focused marketplace to define the landscape for instrument sharing and freelance service provision within UC San Diego.


Our client connects science and business professionals with pay-per-use laboratory space, laboratory equipment, and freelance research services. In this way our client services both the start-up boom and the increase in pharmaceutical outsourcing. As a major holder of equipment capital and a source of science professionals interested in developing commercial opportunities, UC San Diego represents a substantial potential sector of our client’s marketplace. We will be working to define the interest level amongst academic researchers for offering equipment or services on a contract research basis, to identify logistical barriers and to model the financial potential of opening up specific equipment for pay-per-use services.


We feel this is very relevant to APDCC members, many of whom have a particular interest in launching revenue-generating and commercial opportunities from their research.


What YOU will get out of the experience:

Working with the APD Consulting Group will be an exciting and educational experience.  This project will be an introduction to alternate career paths in consulting, business development, entrepreneurship, and marketing.   Furthermore, this particular project addresses a cutting edge business question faced by many institutions that are looking to take advantage of industry out-sourcing to leverage revenue. You will have the opportunity to expand and strengthen your existing skill set and resume.


Time commitment:

8 h/week of business consulting tasks

1 h/week for a team meeting

Project start: early January

Project end: March


Successful team members should exhibit all of the skills below.

–   Team player

–   Self-driven

–   Quantitative skills

–   Ability to commit to the entire length of the project


How to apply:

Email your resume to apd.consulting.club@gmail.com. We will reply with date/time options for a 20 minute interview. Deadline to submit resume is end of day January 6th.  During the interview, be prepared to explain why you would like to work on a consulting project, what skills or experiences you are bringing to the project and whether you are able to commit to the project for the full duration.


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