Pharmacyclics, LLC

DMPK (Bioanalysis Focus) Intern

Sunnyvale, CA, United States
Feb 25, 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.

Value to the Intern:

  • Learn the basics of bioanalysis
  • Learn to operate the Mass Spectrometer
  • Review data
  • Introduction to "Ways we Work" will be an excellent tool for a successful career in the pharmaceutical industry

Value to Pharmacyclics:

  • Work on automation to help reduce manual prep
  • Conduct plasma and tissue sample preparation and analysis of discovery compounds, and aid in day to day activities in the laboratory.
  • 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 - help write procedures and enter data into laboratory notebook
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills​

Education Requirements:

  • Current college student (entering sophomore year or higher) or recent college graduate
  • Be an active student in good standing at a US 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).

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled