Pharmacyclics, LLC

Medical Affairs, Scientific Communications Intern

Sunnyvale, CA, United States
Feb 22, 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.

Scientific Communications ' summer internship program provides the opportunity to gain first-hand experience with the different functional areas of the Medical Affairs organization (e.g., Scientific Communications, Field Medical, Medical Sciences, Disease Area Lead, Scientific & Patient Advocacy) as well as broad exposure to various related roles (e.g., Commercial, Regulatory, Safety/Pharmacovigilance) 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.

Value to Pharmacyclics:

· Monitor compendium and relevant guidelines for updates, conduct analyses of changes, and provide summary of findings to SciComm team

· Assist with monthly literature surveillance monitoring, identifying articles of interest according to relevant criteria determined by SciComm team, providing brief summaries/analyses, and reviewing findings with assigned manager

· Assist with evaluating medical accuracy of Medical Education (e.g., field medical tools, advisory board content) and promotional materials

· Contribute to authoring and ensuring medical accuracy of medical information resources (e.g., standard response letters and frequently asked questions)

· Review relevant article of interest to perform a journal club and present analysis and findings to the SciComm team

· Support SciComm program activities as needed

Education Requirements (degree, certifications, etc.):

  • Completed one year of university studies prior to internship start date
  • Currently enrolled and in good standing at a US accredited college/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 should be 5-10 minutes long and should include visual aid (posters or PowerPoint).

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