1. Close Concerns: Full-Time Associate & Summer Internship
Close Concerns is led by Kelly Close (Amherst ’90, Harvard Business School ’95) and is staffed by three principals, five full-time associates, and a range of part-time contributors now in medical school, business school, PhD programs, and select post-doctoral positions. They publish a subscription news service, Closer Look, that provides up-to-the-minute analysis on events in the diabetes and obesity industries, a quarterly business newsletter (Diabetes Close Up), and a monthly patient newsletter (diaTribe).
Full-Time Association Position Opening: Associates typically pursue a medical, public health, or business graduate degrees following work with the firm. This is a 2 year position.
Summer Associate Position Opening: Summer associates are also encouraged to complete an independent project. In the past, successful summer associates have received bonuses for their strong performance and have been extended full-time offers following graduation.
The positions entail a wide range of projects, tasks and opportunities, are involved in nearly every aspect of the company, and assume a significant amount of responsibility and autonomy. Minimum GPA to qualify for positions is 3.7.
- Researching, analyzing, writing, and editing reports for Closer Look, Diabetes Close Up, and diaTribe
- Attending and reporting on major research meetings
- Participating in conference calls and interviews with world-renowned experts in diabetes and obesity
- Analyzing, synthesizing, and summarizing scientific journal articles
- Significant opportunities to learn the cutting-edge medical science of diabetes and obesity
- Broad and deep exposure to multiple facets of the healthcare industry, including drug development, drug regulation, public health, clinical care, and business
- Opportunities to participate in healthcare-focused management consulting projects
- Opportunities to meet with international leaders in diabetes medicine and top business leaders in the fields of diabetes and obesity
- Opportunities for substantial responsibility stemming from the small size of the company
For more information on Close Concerns, see www.closeconcerns.com and www.diatribe.us.
To apply, please send a resume, transcript (unofficial okay, but GPA must be included), writing sample (preferably health- or science-related, but not a lab report), and a cover letter describing your interest in the position to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. AYOGO: Project Managers & Community Managers
Ayogo makes multiple award-winning social games for mobile and the web that motivate and educate. We build “Games for Good” because helping people improve their lives through games and play is important to us. We offer a positive work environment and the chance to work with talented people with diverse skills. Our corporate culture is dynamic, collaborative, cooperative, and FUN.
Ayogo is looking for product managers and community managers to help us refine our products for the non-profit communities we work with. Ideally, you will have a business, marketing, research or technology background; be experienced in working with the non-profit community; and have first-hand experience with diabetes (in your personal or professional life). You will also need to be comfortable working remotely (or be interested in relocating to Vancouver), and have experience with startups. In order to be a successful candidate for either position, you will need to be fluent with twitter, Facebook, forums, etc.
- Help establish product roadmaps.
- Communicate with customers to ensure their needs and desires are properly reflected in the product design.
- Work with technical and creative teams to ensure the right product is built on time and on budget.
- Must be organized, pragmatic and passionate.
- Responsible for PR and outreach: You’ll ensure that we know who our customers are, and that they know who we are by representing the company both online and offline.
- Develop, grow and manage a thriving online community with a focus on non-profits groups and people with diabetes from the ground up.
- Must be personable, articulate, proactive and have at least a 15 in charisma.
If you think this opportunity would be a great fit with your talents and skills, please apply with a cover letter and resume to email@example.com.
3. Paid Position: Summer Camp Counselor with Diabetes and/or Insulin Pump Experience — Summer 2013
We are a private, residential children’s camp in Maine and this year will have a 14 year-old camper (female), and 15 year-old camper (male) who each wear an insulin pump to manage their diabetes. Both campers will be attending Camp Laurel for the seven week season. The camp is a leading camp in the U.S. – however, it is not a diabetes camp. We are currently looking for a full-time male and full-time female who can serve as a general counselor in these camper’s cabins at camp.
The position runs from mid-June through late August (including a one week Staff Orientation.)
Both campers are very active and social. They test blood glucose levels frequently to maintain activity level and keep good control.
The ideal candidate must be at least 19 years old, hardworking, and extremely responsible. The person must enjoy working with kids and have a desire to work at a summer camp. The person must have knowledge of diabetes and how to manage it. A candidate that already wears an insulin pump would be ideal (Medtronic/Minimed, Animas, Omnipod, Disetronic, or any leading brand). It is not a mandatory requirement for the candidate to be a pump user. For example, we will consider a candidate whose regimen includes frequent injections or a candidate with a sibling that has diabetes.
To learn more about the camp or apply, please visit www.camplaurel.com.
If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please call or email us today:Keith Klein Camp Laurel firstname.lastname@example.org 800-327-3509