Bactana Corp: Innovation Associate

(Summer Intern)

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UCONN Health Cell & Genome Science Building in Farmington, CT (TIP)


Bactana is a socially impactful company formed as a collaboration between Cornell University, a renowned animal health scientist, and a successful life science entrepreneur.

We have patented the use of a select group of microbes that enhance the gut microbiome to improve farming efficiency and show great promise of treating metabolic diseases like diabetes in pets and potentially humans. Our lead technology manipulates the microbial ecology of animals to enhance the interaction of an animal’s microbiome with its immune system & metabolism (immunometabolism).

Bactana is seeking an enthusiastic intern with an entrepreneurial spirit to join our team to help launch the world's product for companion animals derived from anaerobic bacterial extracts. Digital marketing and analysis will be an important aspect of this role. We value the unique individual who has interest in sales and marketing, and is excited by innovation and thinking outside the box. We believe in giving Interns significant responsibility, career development tools, and job enrichment opportunities to grow and blossom into future employees and thought leaders.

Bactana is a private development-stage company funded by Cornell University, Connecticut Innovations, Aimers Venture Partners, Sustainable Income LLC, and other private equity investors.


  • This is an opportunity for an elite student or recent grad to embed themselves in finance, entrepreneurship, market forecasting, strategic planning, and compliance in the life-science field.
  • In this position, you will work in collaboration with Bactana’s founders and global business partners to help develop the company's go-to-market strategy.
  • Independently conceive, design, plan, and implement digital marketing strategies related to the product launch of Bactana’s lead product.
  • Support founders in driving commercial development roadmap including online research and possible phone and digital interaction with potential customers.
  • Develop an understanding of how to launch an early-stage venture funded life-science company by evaluating the competitive landscape and Bactana’s product differentiation strategy.


  • Understanding of digital marketing concepts (e.g. SEO, PPC, social media marketing, email marketing, content marketing, marketing analytics, and affiliate marketing).
  • Have an aptitude and passion for science (successful marks in AP high school bio or college level bio a big plus).
  • Willingness to do things yourself– big and small– in a lean environment.
  • Effective problem solver willing to reprioritize efforts and initiate or take on diverse tasks as needed.
  • Ability to succeed in a fast-paced, dynamic company environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

Candidates will work at least 2-3 days per week from the UCONN TIP facility in Farmington. Potential for future full-time permanent position.