Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacometrics Intern

Redwood City, CA, US
Mar 17, 2019
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
AbbVie Biotherapeutics Inc. (ABR) is AbbVie's Center of Innovation in Oncology Research and Development, located in Redwood City, CA. The ABR Oncology site focuses on Immuno-Oncology (I-O), which is the study of the activation of the immune system to recognize and eliminate cancer cells.

Join ABR for our 2019 Experiential Summer Intern Program!

  • Gain hands-on industry experience, work with field experts, and meet other motivated, science-oriented college students like yourself
  • Be prepared to work in a well-supported environment, with access to the cutting-edge tools, technologies and expertise
  • Learn different aspects of the drug development business, and how it applies to making novel anti-cancer drugs

The AbbVie Experiential Summer Intern Program is a paid, 12 week internship available in two sessions. Session 1 will start at the end of May (semester system) and session 2 will start in early June (quarter system). The program is focused on providing students with original pharmaceutical development projects, based on business need. You'll do meaningful work that has a real impact on our business and patients worldwide.


The Department of Clinical Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics leads the scientific, technical and strategic aspects in the areas of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and biopharmaceutics of drug development. The intern assignment will involve a systematic review of recently published literature on immuno-oncology trials and clinical results. The intern will also leverage data from an existing database, to conduct an analysis of clinical outcomes. In addition, the intern will review key non-clinical/pre-clinical attributes and clinical pharmacology characteristics of clinical immuno-modulators in oncology (IO) and populate an analysis-ready dataset. The intern will perform critical analysis of the dataset to draw inferences on the impact on clinical PK/PD of the IO modulators based on the molecular, non-clinical and preclinical properties.

  • Strong academic performance. Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (4.0 Scale)
  • At least a 2 nd or 3 rd year PhD student in pharmaceutical sciences with specialization/strong background in Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics and Modeling.
  • Must have training or experience with NONMEM and R.
  • Return to university for at least 1 semester post-internship
  • Authorized to work in the US without requiring sponsorship now and in the future (Students on an F1 visa with CPT can be considered for the Experiential Intern Program)

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled