Intern - DMPK (DM Focus)
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. Value to the Intern:
Learn to operate the Mass spectrometer
Learn the principles of Drug Metabolism and Drug-drug interaction (CYP Induction)
Learn how to use and conduct chemical structure analysis, using the ChemDraw software
Exposure to these skill set and introduction to “Ways we Work” will be an excellent tool for the intern as they look forward to a future career in the pharmaceutical industry.
Conduct in vitro sample preparation and analysis for discovery compounds, and aid in day to day activities in the laboratory. This will help to increase throughput (screen more compounds), turnaround time, and focus on other departmental goals.
Student pool will bring diverse ideas into the Pharmacyclics work place.
At the end of the internship, intern will serve as a goodwill “Ambassador” for Pharmacyclics.
Hands on experience in basic laboratory procedures, with the ability to learn and operate a luminometer, fluorimeter, qPCR instrument, mass spec, and softwares associated with these instruments
Good documentation skills - write procedures and enter data into laboratory or electronic notebook
Ability to quickly learn and understand new laboratory procedures; excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Prefer candidate that has biology/biochemistry/chemistry knowledge and is a science major
Candidate is a current college student (entering sophomore year or higher) who is studying coursework in biology, biochemistry or related areas
Be an active student in good standing at an accredited university
Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0 or equivalent