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ASPIRE Internship: TriStar Health Partners, Market Research Analyst

Posted by on Friday, February 3, 2017 in Uncategorized .

ASPIRE Internship Opportunity:

TriStar Health Partners
Market Research Analyst

3322 West End Ave
Suite 1100
Nashville, TN 37203


TriStar Health Partners is a venture capital (VC) firm focused on early stage investments in healthcare and life sciences.

Since founding TriStar in 2009, the partners have invested in and helped create 23 companies in the healthcare sector. The team has been founding and investing in healthcare innovation since 2003.  Prior to TriStar, the principals helped create and invest in 27 companies based on Vanderbilt University intellectual property.

TriStar Health Partners is seeking an individual to perform research market relating to the development of systems of care that route patients diagnosed with ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) directly to a catheterization laboratory. This will be for one of TriStar’s portfolio companies and will help support the strategy for a product launch and positioning a company for fund raising and exit.  


  • Internship would be from appx March- May, 2017 (10-12 weeks)
  • Appx 5 hours per week.
  • Internship will be unpaid

Growth Opportunities:

  • Understanding of how active early stage venture investors work with their portfolio companies
  • An understanding of many of the operational issues facing early stage companies (in this case, medical device companies)
  • Experience performing market research and how it is used
  • Learning how an early stage company positions itself for exit and/or fund raising
  • Seeing the budgeting process at an early stage company

We seek individuals with the following characteristics: 

  • Ability to work outside historical comfort zone
  • Goal oriented
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Access to business journals helpful
  • Willingness to learn

Applications due by 11:59pm, Wednesday, February 15, 2017

To apply:

  • Fill out the following ASPIRE Internship Application found here: (
  • Submit a CV and cover letter to Ashley Brady at  Include in the cover letter a description of your current educational experience and reason this internship is of interest to you (Please submit documents as pdfs with your last name_TriStar_Sp 2017 in the file name and with subject line: ASPIRE Internship:TriStar)
  • Schedule a meeting with Ashley Brady prior to the application deadline

Your information will then be passed along to the company who will contact you directly to schedule an interview.

For further questions, please contact Ashley Brady (


Please review ASPIRE Internship FAQs: Found here
​For further questions, please contact Ashley Brady (

Eligibility requirements

  • Applicants must be a current Vanderbilt University PhD student or a current postdoctoral fellow.
  • All PhD students must have completed all coursework for their degree prior to the start of the internship.
  • Biomedical PhD students must also have passed their qualifying exams before the application deadline.
  • Students and postdocs may not participate in more than one internship at a time.  More than one application may be submitted at a single time, but only one position can be accepted. 
  • If you are not in a department supported by the BRET office, we will also require that you complete a form guaranteeing PI approval to participate in this program.  Please contact Ashley Brady at for more information.
  • If you are an international student or postdoctoral fellow, your visa status may affect your work eligibility. Please contact Ashley Brady ( to discuss this further.




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