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2021 Summer Internship: Product Management/AcornAI

Our Company
Medidata is leading the digital transformation of life sciences with the world's most-used platform for clinical development, commercial and real-world data. Powered by artificial intelligence and delivered by #1 ranked industry experts, the Intelligent Platform for Life Sciences helps pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device companies and academic researchers accelerate value, minimize risk and optimize outcomes. Medidata serves more than 1,000 customers and partners worldwide and empowers more than 100,000 certified users every day to create hope for millions of patients. Discover the future of life sciences:
We know that diverse teams win and are fully committed to selecting leaders and employees that represent the markets in which we operate. We are still led by our Co-founders, Tarek Sherif and Glen de Vries, and have global operations in the US, Europe and Asia with over 2000 employees.
Medidata is making a real difference in the lives of patients everywhere by accelerating critical drug and medical device development, enabling life-saving drugs and medical devices to get to market faster. Our products sit at the convergence of the Technology and Life Sciences industries, one of most exciting areas for global innovation. Nine of the top 10 best-selling drugs in 2017 were developed on the Medidata platform.
Medidata’s solutions have powered over 14,000 clinical trials giving us the largest collection of clinical trial data in the world. With this asset, we pioneer innovative, advanced applications and intelligent data analytics, bringing an unmatched level of quality and efficiency to clinical trials enabling treatments to reach waiting patients sooner.
The Program:
At Medidata, interns will have the opportunity to accelerate their careers by working closely with experienced professionals and gain valuable, hands-on, full-time work experience. By being a part of our global organization, interns have the opportunity to work alongside our talented and committed professionals helping them to build a strong foundation for achieving their career goals. For 12 weeks, beginning May 24, 2021, interns will have an opportunity to gain a deep understanding of what it means to be a Medidatian. United around a single goal of empowering smarter treatments and healthier people. Medidatians work in a culture of curiosity, innovation and fun. You will be contributing to the line of business with sustainable and meaningful work. 
Our Summer Internship program also includes instructor led training, guided mentorship, exposure to senior leadership and community service. In addition to individual and specific related responsibilities, each intern will participate in our Intern Innovation Lab. Assigned to cross-functional teams, interns will work closely to develop an innovative solution to a business problem currently facing Medidata. As they work diligently to present their final solutions to a panel of top Medidata leaders, we are confident that our interns will make a significant impact on our business. 

The Position:
As a Product Management Intern within our Acorn AI team, you will partner with our Product Management, Engineering and Data Science teams and become an integral member of your team during your time at Medidata building software that streamlines the incorporation of genetics into clinical development and brings precision medicine closer to reality. Our technology, AI analytics and expertise that streamline translational data management, enhance disease insights, and accelerate biomarker discovery to improve the likelihood of getting the right treatment to the right patient in the shortest amount of time.
Roles And Responsibilities:
The proposed project centers on competitive analysis and strategic partnering and will provide you with an opportunity to explore the various functions of product management.
The project may include:
  • An assessment of the competitive landscape in the market: including product content, users, pricing and workflow
  • An assessment of potential partners (e.g., open-source software, sequencing company, LIMS systems, etc.)
  • Feature recommendations and specifications for key areas
Activities will include market research, gathering voice of users and information synthesis. The intern will also have the opportunity to integrate best practices from coursework into her/his activities as appropriate.

Your Competencies:
Our Value Discovery product team is focused on building software solutions that enable the rapid development of more precise therapies and more refined characterizations of disease. The intern in this role will be performing competitive analyses and evaluating product positioning and proposing strategic product functionality for future development.
The ideal candidate will have an interest in applying technology and data to solve the most challenging problems in healthcare.

Your Education & Experience:
  • An undergraduate student in the life sciences or technology
  • Strongly interested in understanding how technology is applied to healthcare in a business to business context
  • Interested in learning how data and analytics are integrated into a software product
  • Willing to jump into projects and learn as they go, showing initiative and having the ability to effectively manage project timelines
  • Good communicators, able to share knowledge, ask for help and be effective in a collaborative team.
  • People with excellent interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships and to “get in the head” of product users
  • Able to use Excel and PowerPoint

Why you will enjoy working with us:
  • Great company culture: Recognised on the list for Best Workplaces 2020 from Great Place to Work; D&I Leadership Council; Countless Business Resource Groups; unforgettable (live and virtual!) summer and winter parties!
  • Wide ranging benefits include private health & dental care, gym subsidy, pension, Cycle to Work scheme
  • Hugely supportive with Mental Health and broader Wellbeing; you will have access to multiple tools and resources. We have Mental Health First Aiders at all levels across the teams
  • Continuous professional development & training
The company places a high value on learning and trying new things. Medidata encourages employees to learn from their mistakes and failures at work. There is no culture of blame and no fear of failure. 
We are looking for candidates that want to move forward and live life with a growth mindset; always learning to benefit themselves and our teams - innovative thinkers who would rather ask for forgiveness than permission. 
We ask our candidates to share life and professional experiences that demonstrate our core principles; Integrity, Inventiveness, Tenacity, Partnership, Inclusiveness, Nimbleness, Caring, Humility, and these answers are our deciding factors to invite our candidates to join the Medidata team and strengthen our culture. 
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EEO Statement
Medidata Solutions, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Medidata Solutions provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by the law. Medidata Solutions complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities