Pharmacyclics, LLC

Lab Data Management (LDM) Intern

Sunnyvale, CA, United States
Mar 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:

Contribute to PCYC Lab Data Management operations and processes while obtaining first hand experiences that align with the mission, vision, and values of the Lab Data Management department. Work collaboratively with various departments, enhancing knowledge and skills and improving the delivery of quality laboratory data and metrics. Assist in the completion of projects while developing skills related to lab data management by developing novel data cleaning strategies and lab data metrics.

Value to Pharmacyclics:

  • Experience in R programming, SQL, and basic SAS programs to support various cross-functional projects and facilitate staff training
  • Assist in data output QC and checks and help identify processes to streamline data cleaning functions
  • Develop metrics on laboratory data quality

General Position/Summary/Purpose:

The Laboratory Data Management department seeks a motivated R and SAS Programming intern (knowledge of SQL is a plus). This position is open to college students who are actively looking for a summer intern position. The responsibilities of this position are as follow:

· Opportunity to create a tutorial on the basics of using R and provide training to Lab Data Management personnel

· Assist in the design of a mySQL project to capture audit trails

· Take user requirements/specifications and program lab data listings for quality reviews

· Assist in developing lab data metrics to identify site specific problems and issues.

· Opportunity to identify areas for improvement and build processes and tools to create efficiencies.


· Computer Science, Math, basic Biology coursework relevant to internship scope of requirements.

· At lease 1-year experience in R and SAS programming and knowledge of SQL

· Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook)

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 should be 10 - 15 minutes long and should include visual aid (posters or PowerPoint).

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled