Corporate Development Intern - Newark, CA | Biospace
Get Our FREE Industry eNewsletter

Corporate Development Intern

Depomed, Inc.

Newark, CA
Posted Date:
Position Type:
Full time
Job Code:
Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
Areas of Expertise Desired:

Job Description

City Newark
State California [CA]
Title Corporate Development Intern
Job ID 895XX
Date Added 3/2/2017
Department Corporate Development


Summer internship position in Corporate Strategy within Depomed’s Corporate Development group. Candidate will report to the Associate Director, Corporate Strategy & New Products and have frequent interactions with the VP, Corporate Development. Intern is expected to be an active contributor to the department and participate in the company’s Strategic Planning and Acquisition efforts.

•Developing current and future competitive landscapes in specific therapeutic areas of interest. This would entail developing a perspective on growth opportunities and challenges, dynamic events related to specific disease areas, and unmet needs.
oProject involves leveraging secondary research and data analytics to develop hypotheses about areas of opportunity. SWOT analyses will describe the therapeutic areas overall and propose what our largest advantages and challenges would be
oThese ideas will be pressure-tested through data analytics, as well as conversations with subject matter experts throughout the organization, e.g. Commercial, R&D, and Managed Care
•Depending on timing of deal flow, Corporate Strategy Intern would support Depomed’s evaluation and diligence of specific acquisition opportunities, including analyzing data and developing insights, and sharing these with the broader cross-functional acquisition team


•Required: Bachelor’s degree in biosciences and/or economics/business
•Highly desired: Pursuing an advanced degree in a life science and/or MBA at a top-tier school
•Previous work experience in biopharma is a plus

•Strong communication skills
•Analytical mindset
•Confident making and defending data-driven hypotheses
•Enjoy researching and debating sources of opportunity
•Proficiency in Microsoft PowerPoint and Excel
•Decisions & Judgment
•Ownership & Initiative
•Adaptability & Change Readiness
•Teamwork & Collaboration

Additional information:

The summer internship is an 8-10 week full time paid internship.

Location on internship:
This position will be located at Depomed’s home office at:
7999 Gateway Blvd, Suite 300
Newark, CA 94560

*Candidates applying for the position must find their own housing for the duration of their internship

About Us

Depomed, Inc. is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing products to treat pain and other central nervous system conditions. Founded in 1995, Depomed has successfully executed on strategy of acquiring, integrating and growing differentiated therapeutic products and building each into a strong market presence. The result is a broad portfolio of pain and neurology specialty pharmaceuticals currently comprised of five FDA-approved products. These include Gralise® for the management of Postherpetic Neuralgia (PHN), Cambia® for the acute treatment of migraine attacks, Zipsor® for the relief of mild to moderate acute pain, Lazanda® for the management of breakthrough pain in cancer patients and our most recent addition, the company’s flagship asset, the NUCYNTA® franchise.

Acquired in April 2015 and re-launched in June 2015, the NUCYNTA franchise includes NUCYNTA® ER for the extended management of pain, including neuropathic pain associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) and NUCYNTA® for immediate management of moderate to severe acute pain in adults.

Depomed also has successfully developed and licensed its unique drug-delivery technology, Acuform®. This patented oral-delivery technology allows for the targeted, extended release of pharmaceutical compounds into the upper gastrointestinal tract. The company’s Acuform technology is currently being used in four marketed drugs, including Gralise.

Depomed’s successful execution on strategy and has resulted in solid product revenue growth over the past three years. Located in Newark, California in the East Bay of San Francisco, Depomed is listed on the NASDAQ market under the ticker DEPO and employs approximately 500 people, of which approximately 350 are part of the Commercial organization.

Depomed is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disabled employer.