Pharmacyclics, LLC

Intern - Global Medical Communications

Sunnyvale, CA
Mar 18, 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.

Medical Science's summer internship program provides the opportunity to gain first-hand experience with the different functional areas of the Medical Affairs organization as well as broad exposure to various roles within industry. The program accentuates the growth and development of its participant by providing networking opportunities, career development and involvement in projects that make a significant contribution to the Medical Affairs organization. This program introduces the intern to the Publications and Field Medical process and will provide them with experience in managing documents, correspondence and data in a central database. The intern will receive training on publication development planning and the Field Medical role, and understand how these functions and they work products are reported and integrated within Medical Affairs.

Key Accountabilities/Core Job Responsibilities:

    Work with the Publications and Field Medical teams to assist in managing various projects and timelines Assist in from the Veeva Medical database, interacting with IT and Field Medical Leads as needed Assist in the planning of review meetings and presentations, as required Identify process and documentation related issues, as appropriate Develop knowledge of other roles and functions within Medical Affairs and cross-functional teams

    Must be a hard worker with a strong sense of attention to detail Must be able to prioritize and handle multiple tasks simultaneously Excellent organization and planning skills Scientific & Medical terminology acumen Strong interpersonal skills and communication skills (both written and oral) Self-motivated, adaptable to a dynamic environment Able to collaborate effectively with cross-functional team members, and external partners Proficiency in MS Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint, database management
Education Requirements:

    Complete at least one year of university studies prior to internship start date 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 15-20 minutes long and should include visual aid (posters or PowerPoint).