Darden Focused Ultrasound Fellowship


The Focused Ultrasound Foundation, an entrepreneurial, high-performance medical research, education, and patient advocacy organization headquartered in Charlottesville, Virginia, is offering fellowships to college graduates who have been admitted to the University of Virginia Darden School of Business through its Future Year Scholars Program (FYSP).

Darden Focused Ultrasound Fellows will work at the Foundation for one to three years to gain experience working for an entrepreneurial med tech foundation before matriculating at Darden. (The Foundation is an at-will employer as defined by the employment policies of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Fellows at the Foundation are free to end the employment relationship at any time, with or without notice or cause.)

Fellows would engage with the Darden community through this period prior to matriculating at Darden, including access to career services and the Darden alumni network. Fellows could continue to work at the Foundation while enrolled in the MBA program at Darden or during the summer between the first and second year.

Position Description

The focused ultrasound field is now transitioning from a primarily research environment (science) to commercialization and patient treatment (marketing and sales). To accelerate this transition, the Foundation created FUS Partners to serve as a galvanizing force in facilitating rapid success of the commercial stakeholder segment of the focused ultrasound ecosystem and, thus, speed the time from laboratory research to widespread utilization of the technology.

As part of the the Foundation team, fellows could have several responsibilities associated with FUS Partners and other Foundation initiatives, for example: due diligence, articulating the business case for focused ultrasound therapies and indications, research in strategic areas for the Foundation, or consulting projects. Other opportunities for fellows could include contributing to communications efforts for education and awareness across an array of media platforms and supporting the Foundation’s strategic collaboration initiatives with cofounding organizations, advocacy groups, and the medical technology industry.

About the Focused Ultrasound Foundation

On the leading edge of venture philanthropy and social entrepreneurship, the Foundation has demonstrated success in accelerating the development and adoption of focused ultrasound, a rapidly evolving, noninvasive therapeutic technology that could transform the treatment of many medical disorders. The Foundation is a tax-exempt organization that uses donor funding to bridge the gap between laboratory research and widespread patient treatment. The Foundation is well poised to diversify its donor base and leverage new funding sources to exponentially increase the impact of its life-changing mission. 

Visit www.fusfoundation.org to learn more about focused ultrasound and the Foundation.

About the University of Virginia Darden School of Business

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business delivers the world’s best business education experience to prepare entrepreneurial, global, and responsible leaders through its MBA, PhD, MSBA, and Executive Education programs. Darden’s top-ranked faculty is renowned for teaching excellence and advancing practical business knowledge through research. Darden was established in 1955 at the University of Virginia, a top public university founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819 in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Visit www.darden.virginia.edu  to learn more.

Minimum Qualifications

  • BA or BS with a career interest in the healthcare industry


Optimal candidate should possess the following traits:

  • Passionate for innovative technologies
  • Entrepreneurial, resourceful, and results-oriented
  • Energetic and team-oriented; compatible with other members of the team
  • Superb verbal and written skills
  • Professional presentation and conduct; ability to interact on a peer basis with senior scientists, high net worth individuals, and thought leaders
  • Cheerful, upbeat, and steady under fire
  • Accurate, detail-oriented, and able to maintain a high level of confidentiality
  • Maintaining a flexible work schedule to ensure deadlines are met
  • Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States


To ensure consideration, please send a cover letter and resume (as PDF) to jobs@fusfoundation.org.