Pharmacyclics, LLC

Medical Science Intern

Sunnyvale, CA
Jan 23, 2019
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:

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 Investigator Sponsored Trial (IST) and Collaborative Research (CR) process and will provide them with experience in managing documents, correspondence and data in a central database. The intern will receive training on ISTs, exposure to study terminology, hands on experience in data management and project coordination.

Key Accountabilities/Core Job Responsibilities:

· Work with the Medical Sciences team to assist in managing various projects and timelines

· Monitor and coordinate the pre-activation progress of Investigator Sponsored Trials and Collaborative Research

· Assist in updating trial information in the database, interacting with vendors and study team 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 (degree, certifications, etc.):

  • Completed at least first year of university studies prior to internship start date

· Currently enrolled and in good standing at an accredited US college/university

· In progress BSc/PharmD/MPh in scientific discipline is highly preferred, but not required

· 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).

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled