2018 Experiential Intern (Graduate Level) - Process Chemistry

Lake County, Illinois, USA
Mar 09, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

The AbbVie Experiential Internship Program

As an AbbVie Experiential Intern, you'll participate in a paid, ten to twelve-week summer program that is focused on providing students with robust projects throughout the summer. As an intern, you will be located at our corporate headquarters in north suburban Chicago, with housing and shuttle services for eligible students.

Department Overview - Process Chemistry

Process Research and Development (PR&D) invents chemical processes and prepares active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) to enable clinical trials, toxicology studies and drug product development for AbbVie's pre-clinical and clinical drug pipeline. PR&D scientists create valuable intellectual property through composition of matter, chemical processes, and technologies resulting in cost effective commercial manufacturing processes. PR&D also develops supply chain for APIs, and prepare and defend CMC (Chemistry, Manufacturing and Control) regulatory content.

Assignment Details

One of AbbVie's Centers of Excellence in Process R&D, the Center for Reaction Engineering (CRE) is a cross-functional team of organic and analytical chemists and chemical engineers who investigate fundamental aspects of chemical reactions and systems to increase the efficiency and robustness of reaction development and understanding. The CRE also develops new technologies and implements flow chemistry solutions to enable new chemistry and synthetic routes.

The summer intern will investigate fundamental aspects of energy transfer reactions promoted by visible light. The intern's main objective is to establish simple guidelines for choosing photocatalysts for these types of reactions. The summer intern will experience the fast pace of a world-class R&D environment, collaborate with other scientists, learn about our state-of-the-art photochemical reactor technology, and gain exposure to analytical techniques such as HPLC, NMR, UV-vis and fluorescence spectroscopy.



· Completed at least one year of college education before beginning internship

· Must be enrolled in school the semester following your internship

· Ph.D. student in chemistry with 3+ years synthetic experience

· Minimum Cumulative GPA: 3.0/4.0

· Must be authorized to work in the U.S. on a permanent basis without requiring sponsorship (students on an F1 visa with CPT can be accommodated).


· Highly skilled in chemical reaction methodology, synthesis, and material characterization and analysis

· Excellent oral and written communication skills

· Experience with photoredox catalysis and photochemistry (highly desirable, but not necessary)

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