Pharmacyclics, LLC

Intern - DMPK (Bioanalysis Focus)

Sunnyvale, CA
Feb 15, 2018
Administration, General
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.

Value to the Intern:

    Learn to operate the Mass Spectrometer Learn the basics of bioanalysis Review data Exposure to these skills set and introduction to “Ways we Work” will be an excellent tool for the intern as he/she look forward to a career in the pharmaceutical industry.
Value to Pharmacyclics:

    Conduct plasma and tissue sample preparation and analysis of discovery compounds, and aid in day to day activities in the laboratory. This will help increase throughput and let us focus on other departmental goals. Harness fresh new ideas and enthusiasm who can look at our processes and help improve them.
Job Requirements

    Hands on experience in basic laboratory procedures, with the ability to learn and operate a mass spectrometer and software associated Good documentation skills - write procedures and enter data into laboratory notebook Ability to quickly learn and understand new laboratory procedures; excellent interpersonal communication skills
Education Requirements:

    Candidate is a currently a 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.
  • Prefer candidate that has biology/biochemistry/chemistry knowledge and is a science major.
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 the knowledge acquired will help them in their future career. Presentations should be 10-15 minutes long and should include visual aid (posters or PowerPoint).