Pharmacyclics, LLC

Intern - Research

Sunnyvale, CA
Feb 15, 2018
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Pharmacyclics is committed to the development and commercialization of novel therapies intended to improve the quality and duration of life and to resolve serious unmet medical needs for cancer patients. Pharmacyclics is a wholly-owned subsidiary of AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV), a global, research-based biopharmaceutical company. Oncology is a key therapeutic area for AbbVie, with a portfolio consisting of three marketed products and a pipeline containing multiple promising new molecules that are being studied in more than 200 clinical trials for over 20 different types of cancer.

More than 1,200 Pharmacyclics and AbbVie research scientists, clinicians, marketing, operations and corporate professionals work in the San Francisco Bay Area. They combine their expertise in immuno-oncology, stem cells, and cell-signaling with their knowledge of bispecific antibodies, antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs), and covalent-inhibitor technologies to discover and develop novel cancer treatments. Together, we are striving to outsmart cancer.

General Position Summary/Purpose:

Individual will be responsible for working with scientists in the immuno-oncology group contributing to understanding the immune modulating capacity and mechanism of action of the BTK inhibitor ibrutinib. The successful internship candidate will be trained to independently perform experiments using molecular cell biology and immunology techniques that employing a variety of cell types including primary immune cells from mouse and human donors, and clinical samples.

Key Accountabilities/Core Job Responsibilities:

    Independently execute experiments in the lab Analyze and interpret data using scientific analysis and statistical software Provide support to other studies driven by immuno-oncology scientists Summarize and present findings to the research department Maintain detailed records of all experiments in a laboratory notebook.

    Emphasis will be placed on in-class or extracurricular laboratory experience. A working understanding of basic cell or molecular biology techniques is a plus. Proficient in computer skills (Microsoft Office). Excellent organizational, record keeping, and communication skills. Basic immunology knowledge and hands-on experience is a plus.
Education Requirements:

    Qualified applicants will be currently enrolled collegiate students (Sophomore or higher) moving into either junior or senior level classwork in molecular biology, immunology, biochemistry, or another related field.
  • Be an active student in good standing at an accredited university.
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0 or equivalent.
Final Presentation:

Each Intern is expected to prepare a short presentation to their team to share what they have learned through their internship and how they hope their new knowledge will help them secure their future career. Presentations may be approximately 30 minutes long and should include visual aid (posters or PowerPoint).